doubelknv3 (1044) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with tan, creamy head. Roast, mild hop notes, and mild sweet malt aroma notes. Full flavored, mild licorice, roast, citrus hop notes, and mild alcohol notes. Tongue zinger, medium bitterness, and fairly dry finish.
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demitriustown (1118) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a wonderful nutty, milky, chocolate, and ever so slightly boozy scent. Appearance is a almost opaque but slightly translucent black with a thick tan head that lingers for a little while. Taste has got a definitely aqueous note to it...lol, nutty, roasted malt characteristic, the booziness is less pronounced in the flavor. It’s a malt playground in your mouth, but not really any discernible hops. For this style there doesn’t need to be though. Palate is slightly astringent in the aftertaste. Overall, Good but there’s some stuff I don’t personally like going on in this brew. Cheers!
alexsdad06 (6749) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown to black in color with a small to medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma is roasted malts, a touch of chocolate with a lactose sweetness that is mild, but rather nice. The flavor has nice roasted malts, chocolate, lactose sweetness and late a hint of berry. Mouth feel is smooth with just a hint of bitterness at the back. Pretty nice for a $1.50 single at the local Kroger.
dykhuis7 (24) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with thin head. Aroma of roast malt, maybe slight cocoa, predominantly coffee. Flavor is mostly coffee, not too sweet, little bitterness. A little thin on the palate; less carbonation would have given this a thicker mouthfeel and probably pushed this over a 4.0 for me. Still a damn good stout which I would have again.
JDBaker11058 (1471) - Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: velvety near-black, with a short, creamy, light tan head and some lacing. Aroma: melted milk chocolate, lightly toasted brown bread, cocoa powder, vanilla, and cream. Taste: sweet dark chocolate and vanilla, with a hint of crème fraiche at the end. Finish: smooth, creamy, with lingering delicately sweet milk and dark chocolate notes. Notes: A lot of milk stouts overdo the lactose, leaving a slightly unpleasant sour-ish twang. In this, the lactose was perfectly subdued, giving just enough body and sweetness without that off note. In essence, this beer was like drinking a dark chocolate jello pudding cup. Absolutely phenomenal. I’d drink this every day.
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is roasty, yeasty, a little sweet with blackcurrant. Taste is sweet throughout with a roasty finish. Some dark berries.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Minimal aroma and thinner than expected brown black pour with a complex taste and lingering mouthfeel.
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drfabulous (4654) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce. Slight chocolate to a mid to thin body. Slight lactose taste. Bit of the burnt in taste. Decent.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chocolate aroma. Black color with a thin head. Smooth and sweet as it warmed up a bit, replaced by a coffee bitterness later on.
chicowv (473) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Pours dark black wtih a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malts, herbal hops and sweet dough. Taste is sweet on the front and nice and bitter on the finish but not too heavy in either direction. Smooth on the palate, just a bit thin for a big stout. Prett good but nowhere near as interesting as the 2X IPA.