temporrari (385) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alright, first new stout I’ve drank in quite a while. Hope it’s decent. Really dark pour. Light brown head, settles and mostly disappears, leaving an edge ring of foam. Aroma is, a little chocolate and coffee. Not a lot of roast. About what I expect from a milk stout. Flavor is more roasted than the aroma, palate is smooth and very nice. Good depth of taste, one dimensional but that’s not always a flaw in my book. Not overly sweet, good carbonation. A rather delicious beer in fact. Give it a go.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2012 Very dark, roasty flavor on this one, laced with nice lactic notes. southern tier
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque brown. Roasted almonds on the nose. Full bodied with an intense roasted mid palate. No sweetness to speak of. Drinks more like an English dry stout.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
when i left the store with this beer i was sort of wondering why i was doing such things, because i hate sweet stouts. but i love southern tier and it was a small bottle. it pours much lighter than i imagined and not nearly as viscous. dark brown to black color nose of caramel oreos, cookie, biscut, almond, biscotti. taste is sooty, with a nutty sweetness that sneaks in the end there. this is my dessert and its not nearly as sweet and gross as i thought it would be. still, probably wouldnt buy it again unless i was doing a pairing thing or making a chocolate stout cake.
Nickls (1891) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Creamy tan head on a nearly black body. Lots of malted milk balls, chocolate, light roast, sweetness, and chocolate. Loads of milk lacto sweetness, chocolate, lightly toasty and some roast. Medium body with vibrant carbonation. Not bad.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from beckley’s with born on date of 2/6/12 consumed 6/12/12.
dark and pretty much opaque with a tan head.
aroma is a lot like whoppers...malty, choco, milk, bitterness, some hazelnut-like nuttiness and a touch of coffee.
flavor is much the same... sweetish but bitter coffee-ish finish helps clean it up. it gets to tasting a little ilke peanut butter cups as it warms...with a coffee back...
creamy when sloshed around but it remains quite easy to drink. 7/4/7/4/15
Niko100 (2086) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, milk chocolate, hops, coffee, and some caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Tasty stout - quite enjoyable.
libertine (237) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with almost no head.aroma is straight forward roasted coffee and chocolate.flavor is coffee and chocolate and is not as sweet as i thought is was going to be.maybe the bitterness tends to hide the sugars a bit.flavor reminds me of when you chew on a roasted coffee bean,it leaves that same bitterness on your tongue.low to medium carbonation with a medium body and a slick mouthfeel.very long bitter finish.cant say im dissapointed and cant say im impressed.its enjoyable but from southern tier i believe someone would expect more.the bitterness outweighs the sweetness and the flavors are not very complex.
ColovianTrader (352) - - JUN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly smooth and easy to drink stout. Smooth roasted flavors, nuts, toasted bread, caramel and of course creamy milk. Light bitterness for balance.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Nice pour, crisply carbonated but with the expected and anticipated heft to it. Nose was a bit reticent, with dusty baker’s chocolate and just hints of what might be beyond. Full mouthfeel, nice and smooth, but overall not as chocolatey as I’d anticipated (especially given this particular brewer) and also not especially lactic. Instead, a bitter and roasty stout with a solid chocolatey foundation. Good but wanted something a bit different.