madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd October 2011
Opaque black beer, good pale tan head. Light dry palate with moderate carbonation. The head is milky and tangy. Lactose sweetness contrasts with the somewhat bitter dark malt. Well judged vanilla and sweet tart strawberry. The finish is dry and with dark malt roast bitterness (the dark chocolate factor). Interesting beer - a good idea that could have easily been a disaster, but this is well executed.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate, sweet fruit and vanilla aroma. Medium to heavy milk chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good sweet beer.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to dcschiller for the pour! Nearly black color. Tan head that disappears very quickly. Aroma off cocoa powder, lactic sweetness, roast. Flavor is bitte, chocolate, roasted malt, prunes and finishes with lactic sweetness. Just ok.
Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a tight-bubbled yellowy-beige head. They nailed the aroma, with sweeter chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla notes present.. darker chocolate roast struck a good chord with me.. well done. The flavor wasnít as solid.. sweet-ish chocolate and lesser roasted coffee at the core, brighter lactose and a touch of vanilla and oxidation around.. picked up a little artificial strawberry at the end.. nothing offensive, but it didnít flow that well. Medium-bodied and grainy on the palate.. a little tacky and funky in the end.. interesting brew overall, but not a great one.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. Pours brownish-black with a thin light beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Medium body with flavors of sweet chocolate malt, vanilla and a bit of fruit. The finish is chocolatey with a sweet aftertaste. Interesting idea and relatively well-executed gimmick.
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strawberry and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with giant tan head. Sweet berry, chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hops and ash flavor. Pretty good.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Forgot to rate this. Remember it being like you would expect. Nothing exciting but as advertised.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours near black with a dark brown brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of roasted malts and chocolate with a light strawberry and vanilla. Flavor starts with roasted malts and chocolate that mellow to let strawberry and vanilla. Works really well!
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This $2.59 bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation dark brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt and chocolate. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of roasted malt and dark malt. There is somewhat a strange combination with the roastiness out of contact with the mild milk stout chocolate I anticipated, A decent one that I would consider buying again.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and a touch of roast. It pours a dark brown with some red highlighted transparency and a large creamy light brown head that has great retention. There is some nice webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of milk chocolate. Vanilla, strawberry, and a touch of roasted coffee come into play in the finish. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, itís exactly what it advertises and I think it really works well without being too sweet.