otakuden (1704) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black under a creamy khaki head which settles into a solid layer with splatters of lace left in its wake. Swirls creamy and enticing.
Creamy milky roasty chocolate café latte marshmallow delights. Caramel cream on top. Burnt coffee in the back. Chocolate covered dark stone fruits in the middle – raisins and dates.
Smooth rich mouthfeel with a medium weight that floats across my tastebuds. Roasty in the back. Fudge, brownies, and powdered sugar and cream in the middle. Toasted almonds along the edges followed by chocolate and vanilla bean. More vanilla cream in the back of each swallow. A gentle bitter roastiness of coffee and black cacao weaves in and out. Powdered milk and hot cocoa on the lips.
Delicious with an excellent balance of cream and roast matched by a luxurious silky mouthfeel. Truly a divine sweet stout worthy of royalty, or just average Joes and Janes. Either way, another sound beer from Southern Tier and one I look forward to enjoying again and again.
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TizzleJizzle (420) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown almost black pour, khaki head, great lacing. Taste of cocoa, lactose, roasted malts, and nutty. Medium carbonation, medium body.
gschrade (66) - Collinsville, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this at Global Brew. I thought had a roasted flavor, not as sweet as other sweet stouts. I would pass on drinking this again.
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keanex (831) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body is a deep mahogany, appearing black through the center, with a thick and creamy brown head.
Aroma: The aroma is a bit weak but roasted malts, chocolate and creamer are noted.
Taste: This is lacking any real prominent flavor, mostly some bittersweet chocolate, mild roasted malts and light creamer notes.
Palate: Medium bodied medium carbonation. I like my stouts thicker at this ABV.
Overall: This isn’t something I would buy again. I would rather pick up Left Hand Milk Stout as it is a much better representation of the style.
jonnyguns (405) - - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Poured into a tulip glass. Sexy tanned head with a dark black pour. Nose has a subtle blend of coffee and roasted malt. Hint of milk chocolate in there. Taste is much like the aroma very inoffensive nothing really jumping at me. Very tamed milk stout. Soft carbonation and soft mouthfeel. Very easy to drink but was after something more big and bold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ALLOVATE (2142) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At just on cool this pours an opaque, darkest brown, almost black. Lifts up a decent, foamy tan head that holds well and leaves a thick lace. Smoky, burnt cedar and peppery, Hungarian Salami on the nose; heavily roasted coffee, light butter, light cocoa in there too. Creamy, smooth and silky on the palate. Bitter, burnt coffee bean and spicy, bitter hops on the finish. Medial almost lean body; luckily with good presence. No lactose or milk sugars evident; pretty dry overall. Malty, sandy, gritty roasted midpalate; smoke and ash linger long between sips. No alcohol presence. Not much here. Goes down alright but is mostly forgettable. Hoped for more! (12Fl.Oz, Bottled 13/02/13, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
SHIG (3103) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a black with two finger beige head. The aroma was silky chocolate. Taste was sweet chocolate with some malt balance.
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Ed5388 (629) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/black color with a decent amount of dark mocha colored head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and caramel. Taste is loads of dark chocolate, sweet roasted malt, and a touch of pine bitterness in the finish.
hawthorne00 (1890) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gloopy pour. Black with a light tan head. Aroma of milky chocolate, mild roast, cardamon, vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Rich, milky sweet with fudge, chocolate and coffee, Less roasty than suggested by the aroma. Some light floral notes along with the Indian sweetmeat spices. Bitterness creeps up to partially arrest the sweet finish. No sign of the alcohol. Nice, cuddly beer.
Ferris (565) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark chocolate and roast malts. Jet black and thin brown head. Roast malts with a sugar sweetness and some bitter chocolate. Smooth and rich on the palate. Quick hit of bitterness that fades nicely.