Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours coffee black with a medium frothy dark tan head that is mostly lasting leaving nice lacing. Malty aroma and flavor is cocoa and milk chocolate. Has a creamy mouthfeel and a tingling of spice in the finish. Excellent well-balanced brew that is easy drinking.
UDBeernut (2056) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Dsho (BA) in trade, split with my wife. Served into my Sam Adams 6 oz tasting glass.
Depp amber with ruby on the edges. Small tan head with ok retention. Not much of a nose with this one. Taste is cocoa power and bitter chocolate upfront with undertones of roast. Well balanced but no hop aroma or flavor. Medium body with a creamy mouth. Cool.
beerme31 (543) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown thin tan lacing. Aroma is quite chocolatey as described, although not as much as Harpoon’s variety. Taste is medium sweet. Medium-full body, carbonation more active then I expected. Creamy and lively finish. Overall solid but expected it to be a little better.
kzoobrew (13) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown colored stout, if you were to say it is black I am not going to argue with you. Body is opaque none the less. Two finger malted milk colored head. The head fades at a rather quick pace leaving a modest amount on lacing plastered to the glass.
The aroma is pleasant though a bit muted. A fair amount of roast is noted in the foreground. Slight coffee aroma develops. Chocolate aroma is more subtle than expected. A milky sweetness provides some cohesion in the nose.
The flavor is a bit brighter than the aroma. The chocolate flavor is much more developed. Chocolate blends with a smooth creme sweetness. Roast lies beneath, subtle flavor counterbalancing the sweetness.
Medium bodied Milk Stout. Carbonation is moderate and appropriate. Very soft and smooth texture. The finish inches towards being long.
A worth stout though it does not quite compare to some of Terrapins other offerings. If I were a local I am sure I would drink this every now and again. Better than many Milk Stout offerings out there.
bhiner41 (187) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boozey smell and flavor, no head or lacing. On cask at Deckards in Atlanta. Tiny ring of bubbles, brown in color. Thin texture for a stout. Bourbon back notes on the pallet. One is a great starter beer.
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msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from both Atlaggie and Ucusty. Pours near black with small dark tan head. Aromas of vanilla and milk chocolate with some roasted malts. Flavors of chocolate and some vanilla with decent amount roast. Has nice aroma and flavor is ok, but main issue is that body is thin. Still a pretty nice stout overall though.
abcfan (811) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good stuff! Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is cocoa, and or baker’s chocolate. Very smooth chocolate taste, with lactose present. Slightly creamy on tongue, with a burnt chocolate finish that is short, but sticky.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark, pitch black. 2 finger mocha colored head with decent retention.
Smell is light but first you’ll pick up some roasted barley, small coffee ground, sweetness from the chocolate and milk notes. Nice aroma.
Taste is pretty much more of the same but the sweetness that is noted in the aroma takes a little bit more presidence. Dark chocolate, cocoa, and lactose up front. A small bitterness from the coffee taste sits on the tongue. Overall a nice tasting stout. Just wanted a little more ummpphh!
Mouthfeel is very smooth and silky. A little bit on the lighter side of medium bodied but still nic
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bottle at 2012 Columbia World Beer Festival. Rich, dark chocolate roasted malt. Tastes like woody, roasted malt chocolate milk, true to form. Maybe a bit thin but otherwise quite good.
MarkSachon (711) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 120z bottle purchased at The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. Odd aromas lofting off an incredibly sized head remind the taster of burnt liver. Second thought is spoiled lactose but not so. Thankfully, this flavor does not impart itself to the unique and richly chocolate taste. On the thin size for gravity and body, but no compromises on flavor. If you’re a chocolate fan and/or a milk stout lover, you should investigate.