RuneStumo (2039) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
13.02.2014. On tap at Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri, Oslo. Dark brown, almost black colour. Tan head. Strong aroma of coffee and roasted dark malts. Very sweet with burnt malt. Very soft and smooth bitterness. Sweet burnt malty aftertaste without hops and bitterness.
gunnar (4735) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, liquorice and camphor. Taste is light/moderate sweet dark red fruity malts, lots of liquorice and tar,dry finish, very enjoyable.
abemorsten (2416) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Amundsen. Pitch black with a light brown rim. Vanilla, chocolate and Kaluha on the nose. Full bodied and silky smooth. Sweet roasted oakey vanilla flavors. Recommended.
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 16-oz. glass
From: Eddy’s Beverage Inc. in Saratoga, N.Y.
Purchased: Jan. 15, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 17, 2014
Poured a pitch black color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki tan head. Great amount of layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Average-to-below retention.
Smelled chocolate milk, toffee, caramel, chocolate, cola, nuts and menthol cough drops.
Tasted chocolate milk, chocolate, caramel, toffee, slight wood fire and cocoa. So smooth.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
This beer really grew on me. The taste made up for the bad start. Yummy.
jstonerock24 (80) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, milk, and licorice. Flavor is sweet with roasted chocolate. Finish is short lived. Overall it is an ok stout.
BeerdedDave (87) - - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
black; chocolaty, roasted malt arom; smooth, semi-sweet roasted malt flavor
two7offsuit (111) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head. Nutty aroma. Flavors of coffee and bitter chocolate.
hellcamino814 (12) - - JAN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roated nutty flavor. Head dissipated quite quickly but left lacing through the whole beer. Overall, fantastic beer. As usual, Southern Tier does it again.
kwd1996 (23) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweetness expected from a milk stout is overpowered by heavy hop bitterness. Thinner body than I would expect from a double milk stout. A bit disappointing.
kramer (4564) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body under a small frothy light brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty great, lots of sweet lactose and chocolate malt with a nice roastiness and just a minimal hint of hops. The flavor is pretty well balanced between the sweetness from the lactose and the dry roasted malt bitterness. Lots of roast and chocolate up front, but it finishes a bit chalky and burnt tasting. Tastes fairly light and doesn’t let on that it’s 7.5% ABV. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Some lingering roast and burnt chalky malt. Decent enough.