KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a thick dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) frothy light brown head that was mostly diminishing with just a little residue left to cling to the glass thus producing some really excellent lacing.
The aroma had a strong scent of a burnt chocolate malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and lactose.
The taste was a nice malty sweet and very smooth with a note of toffee and chocolate in the beginning and finished with a sweet chocolate-coffee flavor that had a milky caramel presence at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow which was just long enough for the milky chocolate-coffee flavor to settle in.
Mouthfeel was somewhere between medium and full in body with a nice creamy texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall a nice smooth creamy tasting Brew with a great drinkability.
ghendrix (80) - Cardiff, WALES - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with thin brown head. Aromas of black chocolate, roasted malt, sugar, coffee, alcohol. Thinner than expected, less sweet and more bitter too. It’s quite boozy in the finish.
mfrato (99) - - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown black. Lacking had retention. Body and palate are good, but lacking in flavor. Ok beer.
maley1 (625) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of malts and milk chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, milk chocolate and lactose. Medium bodied and nice carbonation. Simple beer but very enjoyable that goes down way to fast. Good beer.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Very Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, milk chocolate, sugar, caramel, hints of coffee. Sweet creamy milk chocolatey stout. Very drinkable.
Kuluvu (6) - - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Two words: balsamic vinegar... on the swallow and after, long after. This could be really good with Mediterranean or Indian food.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black pour. Medium head with very little lacing. Aroma of dark malts and bread. Creamy taste. More bread than sweet, though. Decent stout. Easy to drink.
Mjp12 (110) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful thick black, with a thin tan head. Quite metallic aroma, with a very sweet and creamy finish
Pizd (420) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle): Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of milky sugary coffee, cream, chocolate, burnt notes. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee, milk, brown sugar, dark chocolate and some slight blackberry notes on the finish. Smooth and drinkable.
gegwilson (520) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in the Head of Steam, Durham. Very dark stout with a dissipating cream head. Very nice creamy flavour. Quite a sweet brew with lots of chocolate flavour. There’s coffe in there too, but this is quiet light and easy to drink, although I found it a bit rich toward the end.
Ed5388 (1619) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle thanks to peterhazelton. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Taste burnt ash, sweet chocolate, roasted malt, lactos, and caramel.