conway (1986) - - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a 2 finger ran head. Nose is overwhelmingly coffee grinds. Taste is similar but finishes with some milky sweetness and a touch of pepper. Mouthfeel is a little thin but sufficient carb. Has potential but the coffee is just overwhelming.
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Maverick34 (2552) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Brown to black. Strong espresso and malt in essence. Nice autocomplete. Good.
no2allstars (6) - - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Very dark pour with nice tan head. Strong chocolate smell with hints of coffee. Very smooth and creamy feel in your mouth. Tasty beer that finishes great. Excellent milk stout.
deaconmike (419) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at TMac. Deep mahogany with thin khaki head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Sweet taste with coffee, chocolate, lactose and some vanilla extract. Creamy body with a slightly dry finish. Tasty stout.
shadey (1986) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Black pour with dark tan film. Aroma is rich dark chocolate and coffee. Very smooth flavor. Silky body.
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of coffee, bitter malt, alcohol, raisins, earth, nuts and a little vanilla and milk sugar. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive coffee flavour at first with a thin feeling and a lot of lactose notes right behind. Aftertaste shows a bitter coffee note, some light roasted malt, alcohol and a raisin and light pit fruit sweetness on the finish. Overall, an appropriate beer for the style that has a bit of a lacking aftertaste, but a mostly solid beer with a lot of milky flavour, but still showing coffee and chocolate notes throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye Street NW), DC on 05-February-2015 for US$3,49 sampled at home in Washington on 07-May-2015.
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a moderate beige-ish tan head. The aroma contains some strong coffee notes with some milk chocolate and malted milk balls. The flavor is very roasty with dominance of coffee flavor but oddly not bitterness. Coffee hits you at first with some mild chocolate notes in the background. The body on this is thinner than you would think but the flavor is there. Overall a pretty good stout.
Gachupines (1062) - USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is big coffee, almost like an espresso. Flavor is coffee with a strong bittersweet finish. Main complaint is lack of body, bit otherwise excellent.
r464 (2032) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep and dark with a tannish brown head. Coffee, roasty malt, and hints of cocoa and toast. A bit of crispness to the finish.
jackl (5601) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Starr Hill. Deep brown with a tight tan head. Plenty of coffee, eclair, roast, ash. Sort of nutty. Taste of cold coffee, se creamer. Raisin. Cocoa. Light vanilla. Ashy dry finish. Soft carb. Easy-drinking. Well-rounded.
Darwenus (634) - Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best thing Iíve had from Starr Hill. It pours dense, dark brown with a little bit of tan head. The is sweet coffee, maybe a little chocolate in the background. The flavor is really sweet, smooth, rich, and delicious. The finish is a little watery, but that ends up working in the beerís favor. Sweet beers can grow cloying before the last sip, but this one stayed smooth and enjoyable. It suggests a number of possibly damn good food pairings. Iíll have this again, hopefully at a restaurant.