DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at Standard Market. Okay, my review gives this beer a ranking: Black in the rounded sampler glass, a thin yet bubbly ring of foam. Dark chocolate milk nose. Taste has a nice sweetness and noticeable alcohol like a cordial. Also chocolate again, and threads of vanilla. The usual bitter stout malt in the background.
BBB63 (6152) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: This stout is hopped forward with piney and citric overtones along with moderate roast and mocha. Some lacto notes but much more reserved that the last beer, likely caused by the abundance of bitterness. I like but it is damn close to being a Black IPA plus some "pickle" notes start to show as it warms.
Christpuncher (1386) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A perfect american milk stout. Just the right balance of coffee, milk, and bitterness. Smells like coffee and pours black with a sticky tan head. Really crisp and crushable. Love this one
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Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks respertFTW. Near black with a tan head. Black ipa?? Hoppy aromas like whoa. Sweet and smooth.
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at game night. Dark brown with a light brown head. Lovely dark malts, semi-sweet chocolate and coffee, with a surprising dose of citrus and grassy hops in the finish. A nice hoppy sweet stout.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Tasting notes from 12/2013. Pours a deep brown color with a thin brown head. Mild cocoa and vanilla in the nose. Sweet taste of lactose and chocolate blends with piney hops. Soft carbonation. Good stuff.
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice coffee chocolate malt with espresso overtones, grassy resinous hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with caramel and coffee, resinous hops, well balanced, excellent. On tap at Timothy O’toole’s.
andyhwcinc (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at Emporium Arcade Bar in Chicago, IL. Appearance is pitch black with a rich off white head. Aroma of piney hops, chocolate, lactose, sweetness. Taste is like a sweet black IPA, roasted chocolate notes with a pine / citrus hop profile and a touch of coffee and lactose. Pretty good stuff, definitely a sipper, but good.
kaser (3109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet milky aroma. Draft pour at sheffields. Tons of sticky head around glass that doesn't go away. Very milky and sweet stout - no other way to describe it. Bitter finish. Nutty back. Really enjoyable.
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with good, creamy, brown head, light lacing / Nose of pine, citrus, roast grain, chocolate / Medium body, hoppy with lots of bitterness, decent fruit, touch of sweetness, very nice balance / Flavors of orange peel, semisweet chocolate, pine, bubblegum, grapefruit / Great flavors, more along the lines of big, black ipa.
bierenjoyer1 (62) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at SOB, Naperville. Nice malt chocolate, a touch of coffee/vanilla with a hint of hop. Pours dark with a thin tan foam. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, raisin, a touch of coffee with a nice hop bitterness to keep the sweet in check. I really enjoyed it and I would buy this beer again.