NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Re-rate: 10/10/8 - Ah, to try again three years after I first tried it. This one is from the bottle. Lives upu to and beyond my prior rate. Nose is milky with nice chocolate notes and smooth, minimal roasty bitterness in the nose. Taste is big and sweet, minimal roasted bitterness here either. I could drink this one all night. No tartness to be found and super smooth. Damn, this shit is classic. 8-4-9-5-17
11/20/5 - Deep brown with a creamy head. Definite roast with chocolate and coffee undertones. Quite sweet. One of my favorites that Iíve had from them. Big body. Awesome. 7-4-9-4-15
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
black color, tan head. aroma of chocolate and coffee. creamy mouthfill. interesting entry in three floyds stable.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with quickly dissipating head. This stout is very rich, The flavor is big and assertive with chocolate, coffee, and cream, finish is not quite as long as most three floyds products rendering this chewy full bodied brew very smooth and drinkable though not as thirst quenching as their pale products. Would make a great desert!
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, tan head. Lactose and roast malt in the aroma with green viney hops. Not much sweetness. The flavor brings in a medium-strength chocolate malt and lactose sweetness along with roast and the same hops. A excellent sweet stout - sublime roast notes.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a growler at the monthly meeting of the Champaign-Urbana beer club. This is my fourth experience with this beer, and each time I walk away less than impressed. Its a solid stout, but its fairly thin of palate and not very aromatic. There some milk and cream which is nice, its not over the top on the hops, but Iím left wanting more complexity and, ultimately, more flavor. Whatís there is some milk chocolate and some roastedness, but Iím really pushing it to find much more. I like FFF, just not as blown away by this as others seems to be.
jaymobrown (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Semi-bitter flavor. Dark color. Smooth milky texture. Caramel covered nut flavor. Sort of a cold coffee taste but not overpowering. Some sweet hints too.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh, Mama! Thanks, Brian, for sharing this growler. Stuff pours jet black like 10W40 with a thick and creamy brown head. Decorates the glass with beautiful lace. Stick your nose in there and smell butter toffee, hazelnuts, chocolate, cherries, roasted coffee, hops (it is 3F), and more. Let the orchestra play their symphony on your olfactory senses. Sip and feel the smoothness, the minimal carbonation, the creaminess. The flavor blends everything to a basic of coffee with thick, rich cream and shots of chocolate and hazelnuts. Yum.
MIBRomeo (2445) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
jet black pour thick brown head nice lace. Smells of some butter toffee sweet hints of milk chocolate and light bourbon.. mmm.. plaate is a bit small. flavor is milk chocolate, the chocolate malt from the ice cream malts some light hop bitter.. donít know what kind some other roasted flavors and nice lactose.. Really really good stuff
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Very creamy and thick tan head. Dark stout body. Roasted chocolate "malt" and roasted sour milk and grain aroma. Thick, bourbon coated charcoaled wood taste. Some fruitiness in the background and also some slight hops in there. Pretty good... for me, a little too much roasty sour milk.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer boasts a dark black color (it must have been the lighting at Three Floydís Brewpub, but I think I saw a blue tint to this beer). It is disappointing that such a brilliantly colored beer has a mere glaze of a head and leaves only a smidgen of lacing in its wake. A nice hearty combination of coffee, chocolate, and toffee rise to meet the scent glands. This moderately thick stout spreads evenly through the mouth offering a sweet coffee taste that has a hint of smoke lingering in the background. The throat is not disappointed as the sweet coffee taste lingers and lingers and lingers.