radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared from bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a small brown head. Aroma was chocolate notes, some sweet grains, vanilla notes. Some milk chocolates, grains, vanilla, coffee notes. Touch of booze on the end.
BoulderOnTap (8) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet black and oily with a razor thin head that vanishes instantly. The aroma is oddly sugary to go along with a huge dose of coffee and a touch of pine. Citrusy hops provide the backbone to the flavor of this beer while coffee, chocolate and vanilla (in that order) dance around the palate. Silky, smooth and a little oily, this beer somehow manages to maintain a near-perfect balance. A beer this big and dark would typically be much sweeter, but the hops are just enough to provide a stellar balance. As usual, another outstanding beer from FFF.
StefanSD (1925) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of StFun. Thanks. Pours black with a small beige head that soon fades away to a fine film. The aroma exhibits chocolates and a touch of burnt grains. The taste, like the aroma, features chocolates, well roasted grains, vanilla, cream and perhaps a hint of coffee. The palate was full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finished long and a bit sweet. Overall: Very tasty stuff.
Tortman18 (151) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a finger of creamy, chocolate head. Very thick. Aroma is a huge mix. A lot of vanilla and sweet lactose with some roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. The mouth is very similar. Creamy chocolate with a lot of mellow roast and caramel. The lactose sugars are present but blend with the roast to give a very coffee like flavor. Pretty thick and viscous on the tongue. A really good beer.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moloko, Imperial Milk Stout.
Pours black with a good colored head.
Smell strong vanilla and lactose sugar.
Taste is burnt sugar, toffee, caramel, coco, vanilla, roast, everything you want in a stout. Perfect blend.
HisBoyElroy (301) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not quite the Kubrick of beers, but a very good and very sweet beer. Wouldn’t want more than one of these though.
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from FFF. Poured thick black with tan head. Slight resin choc aroma. Light light carbonation with nice thick mouthfeel. Bitter sweet balanced taste with light hop. I like it.
jmgreenuk (2615) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is rich liqourice. The flavour is medium rich bitter oily, with liqourice and roasted malt. Not particularly complex but very satisfying.
Ed5388 (1241) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours pitch black with thick frothy tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma reminds me of Oreo cookies. Big chocolate notes, cream, and sweet malts. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some light vanilla notes, with a sweet bitter finish.
tobias (188) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle: pours jet black with a khaki colored head. Creamy vanilla coffee aroma. Hints of chocolate and caramelized sugar! Pretty lively on the palette for a stout. Flavor kind of reminds me of a crime brûlée. Lots of malty Carmel flavor but not cloyingly sweet. Long balanced finish.