Derek881 (1035) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured this beer from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a full black color with a small-medium foamy tan head with short retention, good lacing, and very light cling. The aroma was a rich chocolate and caramel malt blend with light sugar and molasses tones, a slight touch of coffee, and some earthy and grainy hops to balance. Its taste had a sweet chocolate and caramel flavor that yields to a bitter and slightly sour grainy and earthy mix. The beer had a creamy body and was wet with low to average carbonation and fizz, and a drying alcohol presence.
jredmond (5894) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Minh. Pours a deep brownish black with nice brown lacing. Aroma is bitter espresso, milk and light roasted chocolate malts. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of milk chocolate, toasted malts and dry bitter espresso. Not bad.
Leighton (13203) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Pours dark brown with a fine, white foam head. Dusty cocoa nose, a bit of alcohol. Nice, rich flavor with some sugary chocolate. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Medium to heavy sweetness on the finish, some earth, dirt, burnt sugar, moderate roast. Very sweet. Decent overall.
Ericular (725) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 Pours really dark with nice tan head and good lacing. Aroma is mainly sweet lactose, with a little bit of roast taking a back seat. Let this warm up quite a bit first. Taste is very sweet up front, with more roast and a little bitter hops coming through in the end. Not bad at all.
Either I got a better bottle this time, or else I can appreciate a good stout now.
I get the sweet lactose up front, but that’s about the only appealing thing about this one for me. Thick texture, burnt coffee taste, almost acrid. My deviation from the average makes me believe this beer has gone bad. Bottled 7 months ago... I know it’s got a high ABV, but that seems too long regardless. 4+4+3+3+4=1.8
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: 2x Stout
Date: July 28, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, dry and earthy with a backing milky sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, milky sweetness brings out the richness of the chocolate, light roasted balances the sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really great, thick Dark, sweet. Brown sugar, molasses honey and toffee. Really runs off the tongue like silk
berlinoise2go (647) - NORWAY - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (355ml) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Very dark brown/black colour. Half-inch beige head that reduces quite rapidly, leaving a thin ring and a small amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, raw coffee beans, cola, cream, licorice, wood. Also the unmistakable Southern Tier funky hop twist. Medium body, soft carbonation. Semi-sweet taste with a growing bitterness having a chocolate/coffee/licorice characteristic. Nicely complex and balanced.
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark chocolate and some acrid smoke the beer seems a little light in the body. slick mouthfeel and clear liquid look to it. sweet cocoa and fading foamy head. not too much else really going on and for that matter no need for it.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with hardly any head and light lacing. Smells like roasted malt, coffee , chocolate and milk. Tastes of all the some things I mentioned above with a nice sweetness to it. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall this is a good milk stout, actually one of the better ones I?ve tried.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown colored body, medium head. Lightly roasted aroma, malts, coffee, with chocolate.Sweet taste of chocolate, roasted malt, biscuits. Slightly bitter finish with cappuchino taste. Pretty good.