rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, cocoa. Flavor is creamy, milk chocolate, but drier and smoky.
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting. Has really good characteristics of high alcohol but itís a session beer. Civil Life is very good at session beers that have non-session character. Should try and see what I mean. Good job civil life.
thegreenrooster (3088) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a black with almost no head at all. Aroma is not real big. Some roasted malt but thatís about it. Flavor is better with a nice roast and coffee. Finish is dry and leaves a bit of the char on the tongue. Maybe a bit thin but is has plenty to offer. Dryer than most milk stoutís Iíve had.
Bif (1303) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a dark brown/black color with a small tan head that faded to nominal bits of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of caramel. Taste of roasted malt, milk chocolate, just a touch of coffee and caramel sweetness. Light bitterness and finish has a bit of lingering sweetness. Fairly medium body, bit thin for a stout, smooth and quite creamy. Decent beer for the style.
gregwilsonstl (960) - Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Not too much head. Sweet. Quite roasted. Coffee. Fairly heavy. Kind of hard to drink.
steeleliver (118) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit thin for a stout, but still well bodied. Pour was pitch black with tiny caramels where the light breaks through the corners. Dark caramel and chocolate flavors, but a bit too much smoke leaning towards a porter. Flavor has a bit of toffee.
BOSSbrewer (1316) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great. This was too sweet. Some chocolate and mild roast.
ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It smelled of chocolate and some sweetness.
Good cocoa taste with some creamy sweetness. A very light bitterness. Also, a very very light aftertaste of mint.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ The Civil Life. Pours a dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Milky, light caramel, salty chocolate aroma. Burnt malty, lightly milky, coffee, chocolate, light toffee, cola flavor. Pass.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at The Civil Life. Pours a black color color with white head. Roasty, light coffee, chocolate flavor. I donít get a lot of milk in this one. The Oatmeal Stout is better.