lliams (89) - Hawthorn, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty great daily drinking stout. the smell is complex- cola, cherry, pine.. taste straight up was real charry ash which gave way to a nice medium body with lots of choc. slightly oily palate which is nice. good stuff
AaronDaniel (24) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: This brew pours black with a dark tan head. There is some decent lacing.
Smell: I get a lovely nose of sweet caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, cereal, and cream. Can’t WAIT to dig in!
Taste: My tongue is immediately enveloped in sweet roasted malts, espresso, milky cream, and bread. There is a faint note of alcohol present as well. This is a MAN’s beer! This stout finishes nicely leaving cream, espresso and sweetness on the palate. There is also very subtle hops that are tamed by the cream and roasted malts. This beer throws down heavy sweet malt goodness- just like I like- without being over-the-top-syruppy-gross!
Mouthfeel: This has a medium to heavy tongue weight with ample carbonation.
Overall: This is a phenomenal milk stout through and through. I’ve had this bottled and on tap, and find myself utterly pleased. It’s hard to find on tap. I only know one place: McLadden’s in West Hartford, CT. This brew is a real treat. And, with 7.5% ABV at the same price as many inferiors, it’s well worth the investment. Southern Tier has never disappointed me. They really know how to make dark, rich beers teeming with complexity.
Fritz123 (239) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sybarite Pig on nitro. American pint glass. Dark brown, nearly black pour with thick light brown head. Perfect beer on nitro. Aroma strong with coffee, chocolate, smoke and vanilla. Taste of chocolate and coffee first with lingering nut, smoke and prunes. Slight bitter finish with vanilla. Mouth is very smooth and milk creaminess.
BeerGolem (501) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12 fl. oz. Pours black with beige head. Aroma and flavour: coffee, chocolate, hops, smoke and nuts. Sweet, with bitter finish. Excellent balance. Creamy texture. Ideal for dessert.
CpyNPrnT (42) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer tasting. The milk comes through nicely, balanced with hops, malt, and perhaps a small amount of raisins.
COMRADEJOSH (164) - Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 wonderful taste of dark malt and chocolate. creamy taste on the palate. just enough hop to give it some bitterness. a well balanced stout worth trying
Haslinger (722) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler fill from alto cinco, frothy dark chocolatey pour. tasty smell and initial taste. rich somewhat malty coffee/ chocolate taste. it tastes like a dark beer should. not super overwhelming in anyway. delicious
Shag (2442) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro tap - A black appearance with the standard perfect beige head. The aroma is faint for a stout with chocolate and coffee mainly showing up. The flavor is a bit sweet with some chocolate, milky notes, and a bit of something burnt going on. There is an out of place sour element in the finish. Overall wasn’t that great but didn’t totally suck or anything.
DiarmaidBHK (2278) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Leesburg. Pours black with a thin khaki head that leaves some lacing. Big malt notes on the nose. Definitely get a lot of the lactose on the tongue and the finsih which seems to bring out the roasted quality of the malt. Solid.
jeremyh70 (352) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a small head and little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, brewed coffee and roasted malt. Chocolate comes through in taste with some lactose sweetness and a burnt roast flavor that is bitter and harsh. Mouthfeel is semi creamy and medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The unpleasant aftertaste from the roast ruins this beer for me.