jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light aromas of bttersweet chocolate and nutty coffee. The beer is a dark coffee color in the glass with zero hear out of the bottle. Still, it leaves a little lacing on the sides of the glass. The debatable point here is palate. The beer is light and somewhat thin, but it leaves a long finish of bitter chocolate. Carbonation is a tight, but a little much. There is flavor in this beer, echoing the aromas, but it is underwhelming. Different from other sweet stouts, and not as good.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown/black with small head. aroma is of sweet malts and molasas. sweet coffee flavors dominate, with hints of bitter chocolate, slightly hoppy bitter finnish. leaves a coffee taste in the mouth. nice smooth mouth feel, goes down like smooth silk.
vern0159 (6) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, as it should be. Little to no head. Chocolate aroma is instantly detected. Picked this beer up in Cost Plus in Buford, room temp. Might have tasted better if they had kept it cold. The taste improved as I drunk it. Very good cream stout. I’ll have this again.
ogivlado (6425) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled(500ml). -unusual looking bottle more for gin than for beer, deep dark coloured, little brown head, roasted malt nose, bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee aroma, very aromatic strong bittersweet finish
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This deeply saturated, high viscosity sweet stout is the best in it’s class. Pours a thick black tar with a rich, sweet, sliky texture upfront. What I really like about it is the hopsy character that comes forth on the finish. The hops try to hang on as the nectar goes down creating this complex texture shift from silky smooth to velvet. I can honestly say I have never experienced such a shift in any other brew. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommended.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black body with ruby tinges but a poor head - light tan, compact and hardly lasting. Yeast in the aroma also some cigarette butts and liquorice. Smooth medium taste with burnt coffee notes, some milk chocolate and light hops on the finish
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a great stout, but it could have been SO much better. The aroma was intense, with notes of coffee, chocolate, raisin and figs. The appearance was EXACTLY as a stout should be, which is black as midnight. I held it up to an 100w light and I could barely see some reddish hints at the bottom of the glass. If light don’t shine thru, you know you are on to something good. The mouthfeel was a bit on the watery side, which was a bit of a turnoff. I like my stouts thick and chewy, but this was a bit thin. Flavor was blasts of chocolate, coffee but very smooth and little to no carbonation to it. It went down smooth as silk. IMO, a very good example of a sweet stout. It wasn’t quite on the "cream" side as the name states, but no matter. The Brit’s do this one up nice, so I recommend this to try.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Brown head thinly sits upon a sea of darkness.
The smeell of coffee from a french cafe rises into the air.
A chocolate sundae rolled in mud washes down with a shot of brandy.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Completely black. A brown head that dwindles. Roasted smell. Medium bodied. Taste of coffee.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black colour with a small light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a coffee bitterness and a faint milk chocolate sweetness. Roasted malty flavor with a chocolate sweetness and a coffee bitter finish.