blklab2007 (1617) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a dark nutty brown in color with a thin cover of tan head that fell to a ring on the glass. Aroma has sweet chocolate, dark brown sugar, light coffee bitterness, and a hit of lactose. Mouth feel is on the light side and the carbonation average. Flavor brings in some roasted malt, dark chocolate, creeping bitterness, brown sugar sweetness, and lactose. It is definitely a big beer that brings plenty of chewy malts to the table. So much that the lactic side though it is big just can not keep up.
charule (238) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Black with dark tan head. Moderate lacing. Dark malty flavor. Very smooth with slight bitter finish.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bLack, sturdy brown head. Smells like coffee and some ashy, woody notes. Taste is Coffee and a slight medicinal notes, as well. Dry, woody finish.
queenholly (1851) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lactose, sweet chocolate, and light coffee aroma. Near black with a moderate brown head. Roasty charred malt, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, and a long bitter hop finish. Medium to full body, light carbonation. The bitter and charred elements in this one overpowered the lactose
phaedrus9779 (3) - - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My taste encountered three tastes, first a sweet stout flavor, then smoky and bitter, then rich and creamy.
elihapa (1487) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
St dbl milk stout ... Smoky, vanilla bean, charred brown bread in aroma. Nice creamy body, a bit thinner than I expected. Flavor has bittersweet chocolate subtle Smoke. Lactose sweetness is never overbearing, builds moderately in finish. A bit ungainly, but still quite tasty. 3.5.
alobar (2300) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours coal black with no head. Aroma of lactose, chocolate, coffee. Sweet chocolate and vanilla flavor with hint of coffee. Very nice beer.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen
Black color with creamy brownish head. Nice aroma, milk chocolate and cocoa. Very nice mouthfeel, round and smooth, with a good body strength; very pleasant chocolate flavor, with moderate residual sweetness, correct bitterness, with hidden hop qualities, some resins; long and balanced final.
Very drinkable, excellent result.
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark chocolate-brown with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is rich and sweet, with chocolate and cream, a hint of espresso, and some burnt caramel. Body isn’t quite as big as the Dark Water beers, but is still substantial. Flavour is just a smidge too sweet, but still a good combo of chocolate, vanilla, coffee & cream, with nice notes of dark roasted coffee beans and slightly charred cocoa beans in the finish.
Jabic (295) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: Light charcoal and some tart and herbal notes.
Ap: Deep brown, opaque - small light tan head with medium-low retention, leaving a very thin ring with some hazy foam.
T: Chocolate and char - dark malt bitterness, with some burnt coffee - medium-low sweetness, malt sharpness - bitterness is medium-low - finish is roast.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Some interesting flavors, but it doesn’t quite come together - too sharp, overall.