rodisian (62) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Appearance: Dark brown, almost black pour. Small but thick head that dissipates rather quickly
Aroma: Roasty, Coffee notes. faint soy sauce
Flavor: Lots of roastiness, black coffee, low bitterness at first but sticks around after the swallow and builds to a medium bitterness. some alcohol bite
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, quite tingly
Overall: Probably my first brew from Southern Tier that I wouldn’t purchase again. For a double milk stout with lactose I was hoping for a sweeter, creamier beer
FishBizkit (204) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Southern Tier is a reliable brewery, and as decent as this brew is, it just doesn’t seem quite right in my mouth hole.
It pours a beautiful toasty mocha brown. I got no head, even after i had the bottle about a foot off the glass for the last quarter of the pour.
The nose is standard port. Toasty malt, mocha, caramel.
Palate is a bit odd. It has a bit of an alcohol bite mixed with minimal bubbles. The toastyness comes out, but is followed by a big metallic,fishy, baconesque oddness that i didn’t care for. Maybe it’s just me... i don’t mind drinking it, but it’s not my favorite.
Lithp (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 I love Southern Tier brewery, but this isn’t my favorite brew of theirs.
Pours an opaque black, with a small tan head. Not much aroma.
Tastes of slight chocolate, roastiness, and a little malty. Chalky mouthfeel.
Not too bad, but I’ve had better stouts.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is slightly smoky with dark chocolate, burnt coffee and faint sour milk. Taste is big chocolate notes, coffee, burnt caramel, roasted malt, light lactic tartness, soft smokiness and faint dark fruit notes. Body is medium and slightly chewy with dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, soft smoke and light lactic tartness.
TheGB (422) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a dense 1/2" head. Lightish aroma of cream, chocolate malt and a little hops. Medium to full bodied with a smooth, creamy chocolate palate. Tasty.
craftycarl21 (2025) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Little Pub at Hamilton College. Pours a dark cola brown pour with a fair sized and dense creamy head- good looking beer! The nose holds rich milk chocolate, touches of coffee, half and half, a hint of earth, and roasted malt, though the sweetness is certainly predominant over the bitterness. The flavor is more intensely sweet, with big creamy chocolate dominating the palate. Not complex, but well done, and very tasty.
pellegjr (384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours impenetrable ink, super creamy dense mocha head, roasty malt and heavy tobacco aroma, rich and milky w/ nice dry finish, delicious
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Sampled on draft this beer poured a black color with a medium sized tan head that left good lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, vanilla, cream and a bit of cocoa. The flavor was sweet cocoa, marshmallow, vanilla, cream and toasty malts. The finish was long and sweet with lingering cocoa and vanilla. Fairly full bodied and smooth. Nice.
nyindiansfan (435) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a very dark brown with a head. Tastes and smells caramel, roasty, chocolate, alcohol, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, a lot of roast malt taste feels more like a porter to me not very sweet like I was looking for not bad but ive had better.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled during the Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 1/21/12. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, creamy sweetness, alcohol and roast. Sweet milk chocolate flavor with a bit of roastiness before a sweet finish.