wlajwl (5499) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate malts and coffee bitterness. The flavor is chocolate, cream, sweetness and a fruit/acidity in the finish.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wouldn’t have bought this if I knew it had lactose; I’ll pay for it later. Deep black color, not much aroma - a little sweet coffee. Flavor is lightly roasty, coffee and dark malt. Underwhelming. It seems to be all about the texture, which is very smooth but has no reason for its existence. Too smooth, sweet and thick to stand up to the one-dimensional flavor. This would be much better with oatmeal instead of the lactose, and a bit more roasted barley.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark brown with a brown head. Very rich aroma, leans towards molasses, chocolate, prunes and lactose. Flavor is so smooth, sweet with lactose, milk chocolate, light raisiny notes. Such an easy drinking beer but bold at the same time.
NachlamSie (3210) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Dutch’s. Pours really dark, looks brown to black. Aroma is smooth and malty sweet with hints at chocolate, caramel, wafers, though without being too much. Palate is creamy. Flavor is quite similar though with a dash of roasty notes for some balance. I enjoyed this one for all 16 ounces. This is an excellent take on a sweet stout.
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours thin and lite. Stout? Milk Stout? Buffalo Sweat Stout... I think that is it.
Tastes of oversteapped tea that has been put into a milk style stout. Thin and roasty but not smokey... more burnt.
Not a repeat offender.
drpimento (2966) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is very good beer! Served at a good temperature with a nice tan foamy head that soon settled and some lace. Color is actually a clear obviously very dark ruby red (thanks to my trusty iPhone flashlight), but opaque seeming black brown. Arina us roast, malt, treacle, caramel, toffee, cocoa, coffee. Flavor’s like nose, sweet comes out and is perfectly balanced by the bitter malt, hop, and carbonic tang. Body is very good and carbonation a touch soft. Finish is like flavor and tapers nicely with medium length.
Fatehunter (2109) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter. Dark, dark and darker color. BLACK. Thick two fingers of head that refused to budge.
Lots of burnt and roasted malt and coca.
Bready, roasted malt and a little less burnt malt. A very mild bitterness.
Super creamy and smooth. Really amazing texture. Lighter body than expected with moderate carbonation.
Hits the spot for a milk stout. Easy to drink and really good.
crajun (1146) - , Texas, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pint can to glass; rec’d from emeinz in trade; Thx Eric! nice aroma - tobacco? and roasted things. nice dark pour -then the negative start; way too watery for a stout - not much carbonation or flavor - goes down easy but no reason to...
high_on_hops (806) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep brown color with a foamy tan head and lacing. The aroma is sweet malt and coffee, and the flavor has sweet malt up front with the coffee and bolder malt taking over in the middle. It has a light-medium body and a smooth aftertaste.
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BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from Josh.
Pours a super dark ruby with a 1 finger head. It dissipated very quickly.
Aroma is malty, chocolate. It is very sweet.
Taste follows. It's very smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. Really big sweetness that has the right amount of roastyness.
Overall, a very nice sweet stout.
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