BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: Pint mug
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $25.99 for the variety Beer Camp Across America 12-pack
Purchased: Oct. 17, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 28, 2014
Misc.: Collaboration with Ninkasi Brewing Company; Packaged May 30, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Poured a very dark brown, almost pitch black color with 1-2 fingers of frothy, tan head. Uneven, semi-layered spiderweb foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled boozy Special Dark Hershey Bar, roasted toffee and caramel, black coffee malts, roasty nuts and espresso. Booziness tapers out late. (Smell - 4.13)
Tasted similar to the nose. Got roasted coffee beans, caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, bitter Special Dark Hershey Bar, sweet sugary chocolate and dark cocoa nibs. (Taste - 3.88)
Full-to-medium body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, slightly warming finish. (Feel - 4.25)
A pretty decent milk stout overall. Very nice for the winter. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00)
3.99 89 B+
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin two medium-size dark tan head. Aromas of sweet coffee and a little bit of caramel. Medium bodied, sweet and chocolatey, little bit of coffee and a slight bitterness. Finishes with lingering coffee and some light sweetness
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Black with one finger head. Big malty coffee stout. Smooth with a slightly dry finish. One of the better beers in this variety pack.
Gachupines (954) - USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee with hints of milk. Flavors of coffee with faint sweetness in the finish. Really well done.
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - good size tan colored foamy head, black color, roasty and definite coffee aroma and flavor, very good if you are a coffee fan (I'm not)
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Strife21 (170) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a finger of tan frothy head. Smell is toasted malt, dark coffee and a hint of cocoa. Taste is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate and some hops on the finish. Heavy body, medium carbonation.
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours basically black with a smallish head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is sweet and roasty, totally centered around coffee, and wonderfully so.
The flavor balances roasty bitterness with sweetness just so, the coffee is wonderfully heavy handed and well complimented by roasty malt. The beer is indeed sweet but probably has a low-end of sweetness per the style (as far as my experience)
Totally enjoyable on all accounts, sheesh
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft while walking around a liquor store. Nice imperial coffe sotut,rich coffee and cocoa, nice body. One of the better ones in the series.
SamP01 (591) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma and Taste is sweet cacao and dark roasted malt, a bit of sweet milk chocolate flavor. Palate is a medium body, good carbonation, a bit of a sticky mouth feel. Finish is sweet bitter dark roasted cacao, moderate milk choco with moderate roasted mocha espresso bitter notes, mildly dry ending with a good bit of alcohol kick. A good tasty full flavored latte.
smallfry (89) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) This is WAY better than I was expecting. Really nice roast coffee notes but perfectly balanced with rich malty sweetness. Best milk stout I’ve ever had. But, it’s pretty intense; good for drinking while during the heart of winter.