Scopey (11528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Peter at Bruce’s 30th. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is big on the chocolate front, toffee, vanilla, honey and roasted malt. The taste is caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, chocolate milk and toast. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Smooth and pretty easy drinking. Nice.
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, scant brown large bubble head. Aroma of boozy milk chocolate. Taste is syrupy and very bitter milk chocolate.
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Coffee, chocolate and vanilla merge in this lean and otherwise roasty Sweet Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the blackness.
-Carbonation is frothy and the body slender, increasing drinkability.
-Roastiness mostly appears in the second half, building most of the finish.
-Lactose and general sweetness are there, but the body is easily accessible, never heavy.
sonnycheeba (4816) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, light roasted malt, plums, some earthy hops, faint woody notes, and faint vanilla. Flavor is chocolate milk, light roast malt, dark fruit esters, light vanilla, and faint earthy hops; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, nutty, and toasted malt, prunes, raisins, and fig esters with faint earthy hops and light lactose notes. Flavor is sweet chocolate and nutty malt, lightly toasted/roasted, with dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Nice sweet chocolate and lactose nose. Roasty and toasty, light coffee, and broth. Dark brown black clear with thin head. Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Very chocolatey with lactose, mild nutty bitter and sweet chocolate finish. Some coffee in the after.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 First rating
Bottle from At "The Room", Miami Beach. Sampled on January 27, 2013.
Black color, tan head. Malty, sweet, milk chocolate scent. Milk chocolate, cocoa taste. Cocoa aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Sampled draught as part of a flight at Palm Harbor House of Beers, on January 21, 2014.
Clear black color with some brown in it, dark brown head. Sweet, mineral, lactic taste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, milk chocolate, lactic scent.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is cocoa nibs and lactose tang. Pours black. Really black. Flavor is burnt yahoo. Decent body. Sweet. Pretty burnt after-taste, but good.
arkurzynski (2144) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to beernads. Deep brown/black pour. Aroma of chocolate milk shake with extra Hershey’s syrup/hot fudge added. Flavor is lightly roasted malt with chocolate syrup and faint vanilla sweetness. Lingering Bakers chocolate and mild roasted malt. Some lactose mouthfeel, but thinner than expected. An absolutely wonderful beer.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled this close enough to Odell’s Lugene that it sorely disappointed. We’re not talking Godiva or Ghirardelli here...more like cheap chocolate bunnies at Easter! Chalky. Meh.