GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from, StFun. A little dissapointed in this beer. I just had a sweet "milk" stout from Iron Hill and this wasnt half as good as that... It was dark in color, not much head. Aroma of some sweetness. Taste was like a typical stout. A small amount of chocolate, hint of milk, roasted malt. Texture was average and to be honest the beer was below average for its catagory. I wouldnt consider this a sweet stout. Thanks josh for the beer!
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at GABF 2008.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Light roasted aroma of chocolate and lactose.
Light roasted flavour of chocolate and lactose.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark colored black beer with a small tan head. Nose of chocolate, roast, sugar and mocha, complex. As with almost all 3 Floyds beers, they nailed it. Was expecting a hoppy, out of balance beer, but it’s a complex, well balanced beer with lots of malt depth. Creamy, with dessert-like malts. Very nice ale.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Travisd13. Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head. Smells mellow and sweet malty and milky. Tastes mellow roasty malty and sweet, some ripe dark fruits in there as well. Medium body, ok carbonation.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured pitch black with almost no head, chocolate and caramel in the nose, very mellow. Roasted malt and chocolate taste, finishes kind of creamy, nice mouthfell. Very little carbonation. Flavor is very enjoyable, very mellow but tasty stout
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark pour - nice aroma sweet milk chocolate aroma- very smooth. I really enjoyed this.. as with all mocha/vanilla stouts I feel it is missing something for me. I really like the flavor and will enjoy again. I am still partial to the extra bite in the IRS brews.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber bottle. Poured black in color with a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet with chocolate and some light coffee. Tastes mostly of sweet milk chocolate, cream, with some light coffee. This would be a fantastic stout to drink with a chocolate cake desert. Very nice.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark, dark brown out of the bottle and settles in pitch black under a small tan head that doesn’t hand around very long and leaves only a hint of lacing.
Smell is a combination of malted milk balls and coffee. Milk chocolate sweetness is present from the outset with a good roasted malt character as well.
The sweetness really takes over in the taste with huge milk chocolate and lactose sugars dominating throughout. There is a bit of roasted malt backbone before a slight bitterness that lingers through the finish, probably from the hops.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth and creamy with low carbonation. Creates a dessert-like sweetness on the palate.
This is a great sweet stout from 3F but getting through the whole bottle really takes some effort due to the huge heavy sweetness. Still, very tasty.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black pour with a small amount of cream colored head. Strong aromas of coffee, bakers chocolate. Good roasted flavors of the same, along with roasted malts. Pleasant, somewhat creamy mouthfeel, but could be more full bodied. Finishes with a faint lingering sweetness, but clean. If their intention was to create a drinkable summer stout, Iíd say they accomplished that. I think this is a pretty good sweet stout, but not as good as the Bells or Rogue offerings. I think 3F might be given a bit too much credit in itís other brews based on the reputation of the Dark Lord. The 2 Iíve had of theirís(neither Dark Lord) have been a bit of a let down based on the hype for the brewer.
WabashMan (1018) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m afraid imperial stouts have spoiled me, because after drinking them regularly for years, other stouts seem weak and thin by comparison. It’s not fair, really. This beer is, by far, superior to so many others. Yet, compared to the potency of imperials, it seems almost meek in comparison. I often avoid sweet and dry stouts, knowing my own tendencies, but an offering from FFF isn’t something to be taken lightly, so this was an easy buy. It all starts off well enough, with that almost black color and dark brown head that I adore, though the head doesn’t last long enough for top marks. Nose tends to be dominated by the chocolate notes, but there’s a definitive roasty quality, as well. Flavor is well balanced between roast, chocolate, and coffee flavors, with lingering alcohol notes as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium, with some creamy and oily characteristics. As far as the style goes, this is quite good. Hell, as far as BEER goes, this is quite good. But it makes me yearn for the powerful grip of an imperial even more.