hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours black with a small, creamy, tan head. The roasty nose is chocolaty with toasted nuts and a touch of vanilla. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. Deeply roasted, sugary-sweet flavor. Finishes bittersweet – more sweet than bitter. Sort of disappointed with this one as I preceded it with a bottle of Magic Hat Howl schwarzbier and enjoyed the lager more.
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles from Capone’s, CAH, State Line, and Smiths. Pours turbid black with 1-finger off-khaki head. Nose is roasty dark patent malt,, cacao, blackberry. Tastes dark malty, roasty, cacaoey, with a medium palate heft, some late lactosey sweetness from the chocolate nibs, and an overall smooth experience.
Cavie (3551) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, roasted notes and heavy malts. Flavor is dry chocolate, some sweet notes and a bit of dark malts. Not bad.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with a one finger brown head that doesn’t last long receding to a ring and wispy cap. Leaves only a few spots of lacing. Aroma is all about the chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, some roasted malt, vanilla, good strength. Flavor is sweet and chocolaty, chocolate milk in beer form, great cocoa and milk chocolate, vanilla, a touch of raisin and dark fruit, roasted malt, some coffee, fair sweetness, low bitterness. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. I’m pretty sure this is the best milk stout I’ve ever had...never been a huge fan of the style but this is an awesome brew. One of the best chocolate stouts I’ve ever had as well. Hopefully Terrapin will brew some more of this for this winter as it is almost already gone around here...
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great one from the second best brewery in the Southeast. 12oz bottle pours a great creamy dark with a lasting lacing, tastes of chocolate, not over the top and very nice, very creamy and smooth. Great Stuff.
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This is probably the best beer out of Terrapin since Depth Charge. Pours dark brown, almost black with a dark tan head. Nose is earth, chocolate, cacao, and slight vanilla. Flavor is sweet and dry chocolate and cacao all over. It is not overdone like liquid Hershey’s, and it is not too bland. Very good sweet stout. Middle of the road mouthfeel and lingering chocolate all over.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Dark brown pour with a small off white head. Not exactly what I expected. Bitter hop, bitter roasted malt, slight smokiness. Where’s the big chocolate flavor???
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
mostly dry stout character. notes of pigeon roost, stale chocolate, and smokiness.
LinusStick (2703) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice sweet stout. It’s been a while since I’ve had the style and I was pleasantly surprised. Aroma was decent. Sweet chocolate, roasted malt and some vanilla. Pour was a nice dark brown/near black with a one finger tan head. Taste was a little weak in the beginning. Bitter roasted malt in the front then a milky sweet chocolate fills the mouth. Milk chocolate aftertaste. Decent carbonation round the beer out.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/20/10. 12oz bottle. Opaque black pour with a nice brown head that fades to a ring fast. Big American stout characteristics with bitter malts, hints of coffee, a dash of sour, and of course, big chocolate - it reminds of a chocolate malt. Sweet chocolate flavor with plenty of bitter kick from the roasted malts. Lingers with a creamy milk chocolate and coffee flavor. Awesome silky mouthfeel!