rougeau13 (2627) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark dark brown with a modest mocha head with nice lacing. Aroma of cocoa, roast, and vanilla. Taste is milky chocolate; somewhat sweet. Creamy, milly, medium body.
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 12/23/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. Itís not quite as ultra-opaque as the WnB I had just before this, but itís still dark enough to block out the light. The head is a two finger mocha shade with meh retention. There is a bit of lace left on the glass, at least.
S: Surprisingly nutty in terms of aroma. There also seems to be a combination of roasted and charred malts, as well. I donít really pick up a lot of chocolate on the nose.
T: Wait, did I say that I donít pick up a lot of chocolate aromatically? Because the chocolate is really battering the palate here. It opens the flavor profile like a wrecking ball - almost as if Terrapin melted a 70% dark cocoa bar into the beer before bottling it. The midtaste brings a lot of lactic cream in a balanced manner. Itís sweet enough to make this a slow sipper rather than a chugger or even a gulper. At least the lactose never comes across as being acidic, sour, or harsh.
M: The body comes across as thicker and more syrupy than it really is, which I would attribute to the finishing cream flavor. Thereís some finishing astringency, too, but itís not dry enough finish-wise to balance it out. Carbonation is mediocre.
O: I feel like milk stouts are the Tito Jackson of the stout family - but this one hits my chocolate tooth enough to separate it from the pack. Totally rock solid as long as you donít expect it to be WnB.
Zymurgist64 (1) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Body thin( consider a nitro pour) but flavor good with a serious chocolate milk taste
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate aromas with a touch of roast. Deep black with a full tan head. Sweet with chocolate notes. Full bodied with a sweet finish.
kimjongill (207) - - DEC 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of chocolate. Black pour with tan head. Tastes like your typical sweet stout with a little chocolate. pretty underwhelming.
Imaena (2229) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. You need to like sweet beers for this to work for you. It has lots of lactose sweetness and rich malty flavors across the palate. Good dessert beer.
stewajt (30) - Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark chocolate. Chocolate on the nose. Chocolate and lactose on the palate. Extremely smooth.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great first impression, from the sniff to the look, very inviting! The body is a little disappointing (wish it was a Nitro) because the depth of flavor is really great! This is a chocolate lovers beer for sure but not fake tasting! Good work Terrapin!
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black appearance, aroma is identical to chocolate milk. Taste is similar to a Guinness with smoky notes. Think drinking Guinness while smoking a cigar.
mjsokolowski (2) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smooth, drinkable stout with hints of cocoa. Dark black in with a thin pour and small tan head.