Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective tasting on 12/10/08:Thanks to JaBier for sharing a bottle. The beer pours nearly black with dark brown around the edges. Ultra-thin dark beige head that diminishes quickly, and spotty lacing. Aroma of coffee and milk chocolate with a nice roasty undertone. Medium, creamy body with flavors of coffee and roasted malt, as well as a nice sweet chocolate presence. The finish is bittersweet chocolate with a roasted coffee aftertaste. Very good overall.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A jet black brew with a thin tan head. Aroma of smoke and nuts. Medium body, rich balanced flavor, very smooth. Thumbs up!
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Dark black pour with a small tan head. Thin, light brown film covers the glass. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate hints. Thin, watery mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly sweet. Powdered chocolate, roasted malt, and light creamy milk. Lightly bitter finish. Nice beer.
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a pitch black with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted charred malts, cocoa powder, and milk chocolate. Taste is creamy with hints of cocoa, milk chocolate and roasted malts.
kseecs16 (1192) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured out like motor oil, thing foam clinging to edge of glass but otherwise no head. Aroma is charred malt with citrus hops noticeable on a rich malty backbone. Lacked the rich creamy character I’ve enjoyed in some other "milk" stouts. Flavor is nice, hops evident, sweet chocolate malt predominates with a deeply toasted finish. Full bodied, almost oily with a nice lingering dry bitterness.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from pantanap, thanks Kan. Dark black pour with a brown head. Dark roasted malt aroma. Very smooth, light coffee flavor. A little chocolate as well. Very nice drinking stout.
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very generous bonused bottle in trade with pnista. Thanks Phil!
Pours a dark black color with a short lived tan head. Smell is coffee and roasty malt with a very light milkiness. Taste is roasty malt and coffee and is lightly creamy, and subtley fruity. I thought the mouthfeel was a bit thin actually, but otherwise it’s a decent sweet stout, but not FFF’s best beer.
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thin tan ring. Nose is milk chocolate and sweet coffee with hints of marzipan. Feels a bit thin with a soft tingle. Taste is iced coffee with a touch of molasses. Mild bitter citrus peel to finish.
DSG (5615) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(10/14/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Munster. Black-colored with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate and some alcohol. Sweet chocolatey flavor, roasted malt, some dark fruits and some milky notes. Medium to full body.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a dark black with a one finger brown head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavor was very milky and creamy with a big chocolate finish. Great beer.