Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, thanks to Peter (The) for sharing this one !
Mid black with a thin tan head.
Nose is roast malts, chocolate, cocoa.
Taste comprises milk chocolate, roast malt, molasses.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish finish.
conway (2210) - - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black with khaki head. Nose is heavy on chocolate. Taste is similarly sweet with lots of roasted malt. Nice silly palate. As advertised.
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bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle form Mixmasterob. Pours very dark brown with a transient tan head. Aroma of chocolate and some sort of herb/veg. Licorice? Med body or close. Flavor is dry and herbal - but mostly chocolate. There is some sugar, but I still call mostly dry. Chocolate is more dark than milk. Pretty tasty stout. Not an extravagant outlier, but tasty.
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Awesome sweet stout! Great head retention. Alot of roast in the nose. Great chocolate character, smooth, silky. Light and milky.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle into a goblet. Dark brown black with a khaki head that didn’t sti.ck around. Smells like milk chocolate. More carbonation than I expected. pretty light bodied and clean. Chocolate, light notes of coffee. Not bad, yet not great.
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lots of coffee. Tastes a little closer to an Irish Coffee or sweet after dinner liquor to me than chocolate milk, but who cares, it’s delicious. A little liquory vanilla, too. Quite excellent, I could drink this any time of day. Hopefully Terrapin keeps making its way up the seaboard to New England so I can buy this regularly.
Scopey (11784) - 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 (20303) - 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 (9063) - 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 (4874) - 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.