Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice drinkability! Sweet-bitter chocolate in a dark chocolate slightly frothy look. Rich chocolate, somewhat roasty aromas. Nicely balance. Smooth mouthfeel. Reasonable a.b.v., satisfying.
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent beer. I was skeptical about the milk part but this beer totally works and I will be getting this beer every time itís available. Very dark, very chocolate tasting. Terrapin knows a great brew.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of my 2010 winter Secret Santa. Pour is black, with some deep chestnut topped by a small light tan head. Aroma is faint roast malt, not much else. Clean nose, but pretty mild. Taste reveals some dark chocolate, along with the roast malt of the nose, finishes with a cream taste. Palate is medium bodies, finishes dry and clean. Nice drinkable beer, thanks Santa!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is bakers chocolate and roast. Creamy up front with a blast a bittersweet chocolate on the back side
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap in an English pint glass. The beer pours an opaque deep brown color, with a small to moderate and quite thick off-white head. The nose shows clear dark and milk chocolate character, along with a much more restrained note of roasted malt. The palate also shows chocolate, a character that separates the beer from other variants on the "Chocolate Stout," style, and crosses into the etherial. Faint roasted character comes through, along with a touch of sweetness that seems vaguely reminiscent of residual malt sweetness. Overall, an absolutely excellent stout that challenges conceptions of what chocolate-added beers can be.
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark, opaque. Aroma is very much of chocolate. Quite good. A decent stout with a strong chocolate finish.
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 Very dark with little to no head. A nice, sweet stout that is definitely more tilted towards the chocolate side of the flavor spectrum (for obvious reasons). The malty coffee notes are there as well, as is a smooth creaminess and a solid finish. A very good stout.
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a black brew with a thin fast fading brown head. Scent is sweet and roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate and roasted malts. Nice
nickd717 (3460) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 12oz bottle from Alís of Hampden. 1200TH TICK OF THE YEAR WITH MINUTES TO GO HELL YES!!! Dark brown in color with a small but lasting tan head. Big milk chocolate aroma with a little toast and not much else, but itís damn good. Huge milk chocolate flavor too, simple but very tasty. Some roastiness. Great smooth mouthfeel with medium-full body and soft carbonation. Solid stuff, great for a milestone tick.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of some fine soul (Iíve lost track over the long holiday). Thanks! Pours a deep, dark chocolate-brown color; frothy, light-tan head with solid retention and web-like lacing that doesnít quite stick; it took a bit of effort to churn up the head on this. Lots of straight-up milk chocolate in the aroma (approaching some dark, bitter character as well); maybe a slight milky / lactic note as well, but not huge and certainly not overtly tart; generally balanced, and seemingly on the dry side if anything; very clear showing of the chocolate / cocoa nib addition. Medium to medium-full body (the lactose adds some heft); relaxed carbonation. Lots of cocoa and milk chocolate filling out the body of this, along with a non-trivial oomph of milkiness / lactose and a prominent cherry-cola-like note; chocolate milk isnít the first thing to come to mind, but more an amalgam of darker chocolate, milk, and cola (thereís a moderate acidity here); tasty and hugely focused on its chocolate qualities; a solid sweet stout overall, and significantly better than a lot of the disappointing beers Iíve had from Terrapin as of late. Lasting finish of cocoa, milk chocolate, and a mineral bitterness that gives a balanced, almost dry, ending overall.