KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Bottle. The Pour was a deep dark brown almost black with a nice creamy tan head that lasted throughout and had some excellent sheeting of lace.
The aroma was heavy of a burnt cereal malt and a sweet doughy yeast with a nice hints of oats, coffee, molasses and dark chocolate.
The taste was very malty and mildly bitter sweet with a dark chocolate overtone at first and finished about the same with a nice note of coffee towards the end. The flavor stayed with you for a nice long time, with a smooth cocoa coffee flavor left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was extremely full in body and had a smooth creamy texture with a very soft carbonation.
Overall a great boldly robust Stout and still one of my favorite brews...
gdubu493 (44) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Raisins, dates, sweet rolls, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, toffee, oats, yeast, cinnamon, char, malt.
Appearance: Pours pitch black. Thick, creamy, coffee colored, two finger head that disappeared evenly.
Taste: Raisins, dates, sweet rolls, cocoa. Roasted, fruity, oatmealy. Smokey. Slightest bit of alcohol. Medium body with light carbonation. Sweet finish. Complex.
Palate: Sweet, silky, smooth.
Overall: I poured this 550 mL bottle into a glass in which I like to drink beer. Too sweet to be a desert beer, unless you were eating a unsweetened chocolate cake. Would go really well with something salty. Not a beer I would drink often. RateBeer member Mep3222 summed it well, "Not as sweet as some milk stouts, but has that smoothness. And this one is just very balanced and all around good." #respectbeerbrethren
Brandon1989 (335) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark, almost black with some ruby and a small creamy tan head. The aroma is very sweet, slight oak. The taste is oatmeal, some spices, oaky, roasted malts, and a burnt caramel aftertaste.
beerbaaron (1411) - Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown.creamy light brown head. Delicious complex malty. Not overly roasted or burnt which I like. Top notch.
Tayeth (308) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Geruch ist reichhaltig, süß, schokoladig, malzig. Der Geschmack ist super: sehr rund und ausgewogen mit viel Bitterschokolade und etwas Kaffee. Hafer schmeckt man nur wenig raus.
MarinEvelyn (619) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, chocolatey, smooth malt. Really rich and velvety. Milky, creamy. Super good, great dessert beer.
KoNrRiI (557) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.55 bottle. Very dark brown color and a medium, tanned head leaving a nice lacing. Aroma of malts, wet bread, some semi-sweet rolls with crust, dough, and delicate but sweet yeasts. Taste is delicate, sweet, malty, oats, sweet rolls again. Full body, creamy texture, and almost flat carbonation. Finish introduces some roast and a hint of fruits. Overall the beer is not bad but I certainly do not see why it would deserve such high an average score.
AnokaBrewer (46) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hardly any aroma. Black in color with white frothy head. Slight smokey taste in the finish. Excellent tasting beer.
MisoW (1917) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, coffee. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bit fruity.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured into a tumbler in late 2013.
A: 3 finger head. Motor oil. It looks beautiful!
S: Absolutely delicious smell! Chocolate, caramel. Oat sweetness.
T: Milk chocolate. Oatmeal. Balanced. Not too sweet. Raisin when warm.
M: Creamy smooth, velvety.
O: This is truly a world class beer. It’s incredibly balanced. There is nothing that I would change about it.
arn8897 (58) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a khaki head that lasts for a while. Some aroma of chocolate and malt. Malty sweetness chocolate and licorice flavors. Medium mouth feel. Overall nice sweet stout.