Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a deep brown. Sharp, smoky, somewhat musty aroma, reminiscent of dried syrup. Sweet malt flavor with mild hop bitterness underlying. There is a hint of something sharp and bitter in the finish, seems completely out of place, like some sort of off-flavor. Smooth mouthfeel, full-bodied, light carbonation, little alcohol. Odd aroma and finish, but not altogether unpleasant.
islay (1624) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Approximately 4 oz. from 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-1-15. Pours a dark brown with light beige head. Scents of milk chocolate and chocolate-covered raisins. Very pleasant, sweet flavor. A touch of tartness in the finish. Medium body. Unremarkable palate effects. Nice beer. Not my kind of beer but likable.
tillmac62 (480) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
EBD 6/16. Pours black as a starless night. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of roast, milk chocolate, caramel and sweet lactose.
A disappointing heavy light body that is smooth in texture. Superb carbonation with a solid effervescent middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish.
The good flavor profile lacks intensity and complexity. It is well balanced. Mild roast flavor over a semi-sweet base. Hints of chocolate arrive in the middle along with a mild bitterness, predominately from the roast. The finish is a slow fade of previous flavors.
mike67 (958) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit and coffee. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, caramel, dark fruit and hint of hops. Finish is medium, unremarkable. Average brew.
weitz15 (432) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark pour with a tan head. Dry, matled toffee flavour with a slightly carbonated finish.
Mrnoluv (236) - long beach, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not very sweet, watery feel, but after the swallow it there is some sweetness. Pretty good stout not great but ok.
Msdrbeat (101) - - JUL 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light almost. Not a huge after taste. Not hugely sweet and tastes dark but not too much. Light aroma.
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bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a dark cream head. Lactose and dark malt aroma. Lactose and malt flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Lactose and malt lingers with caramel and light chocolate.
lobosaintori (58) - - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
first time trying a beer from this regional brewery. pleasantly surprised. by it taste. The beer had a black appearance with a thin tan head, my only disappointment.. Aroma is that of a roasted malt. Flavor is that of being in a chocolate factory and getting to try the samples. starts with raw cocoa beans, then transforms smoothly to bitter dark baking chocolate and ends with milky like chocolate covered fruit. Smooth. Very good stout. Anxious to try other products from this brewery.
Goodgrief (1896) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Red Drum Taphouse, Nags Head. Dark pour, no head. Lactic on the nose. Milky chocolate flavors with lactic flavors. Some roasted malts. Mild astringency. Okay beer.
AndySnow (5166) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Drankencentrale de Hopduvel, Gent. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, milk, coffee, some dried fruit.
Body: Light body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, raisin, milk, vanilla, some malt.