ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
TheHopster (958) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Sogo in Denville. Not much aroma but flavor more than makes up for it. Authentic cocoa with milky smooth palate and subtle sweetness. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NickoP (1) - - NOV 11, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fine thick chocolate aroma. Sweeetnes well balanced. Light body. Head renention short.
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate, Milk chocolate, roasted malt, lactose. Moderate to heavy sweetness and mild bitterness. Creamy and very smooth.
onystrom (1324) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark blackish color with fine head. Nice chokolate aroma and flavor. Palate is somewhat weak.
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Some lactose notes. Light bitter flavor. Strong chocolate and lactose notes. Average finish. Oily palate.
Finn (5176) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 355ml fra Systembolaget Kiruna. Drukket i Skibotn 3 Aug 15. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget skum som daler. Aroma av sjokolade. Smaken ogsŚ sjokolade. Bare det. God - men uvariert.
djoeye (2748) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look; pink beige head on black body. Aroma; roasted malts, black coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate, fruit n nuts. Taste; black chocolate sauce, coffee, mocca, roasted malts, cream, raisins, nuts - leading to a cocoa milky finish. On palate ok, soft carbonation. Overall; tasty n easy, a sunny wall in the cabin. [35.5cl btl, abv6.0%, B@Systembolaget Kiruna SE]
metalhead0043 (174) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great stout. Chocolate, lactose flavors with moderate sweetness on the back end. Comes in cans this year.
Arve_Christian (4131) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Systembolaget StrÝmstad. Black color good offwhite foam. Medium high aroma intensity; choclate milk dominates, lighter roasted aromas in the back, also some leather and vanilla. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Very sceptical at first, but it was quite enjoyable
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweet chocolate aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,