FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice toasty molasses aroma. Pitch black, motor oil like look with a gorgeous, large dark brown head. Looks beautiful in a glass. Flavor is sweet yet balanced, and actually less strong than what I was anticipating from the look of the beer. The body is a bit lighter as well. To me, the beer seems a bit deceiving in that it looks like it’s going to be thicker and darker than it actually tastes and feels.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with rich dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and milk chocolate. Flavor mostly roasted malts with tons of chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. A delicious stout that I could drink all night. They should put this stuff in 6 packs.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black with a nice soft tan head. Aroma is malty and milk chocolatey sweet and rich. Very nice roasted malt notes. Flavor is also sweet. The roasted malts really come alive and there is a nice bitterness in the finish that keeps it from becoming too sweet. Medium body and low carbonation. Really easy to sip on and a nice refreshing dose of malts.
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Binny’s (Orland Park, IL) shared with a friend. Poured the darkest hue I have ever seen, allowing no light through, an opaque black that didn’t even show light when held directly up to light. Aromas are coffee and some dark chocolate, usual for the style. Initial is a little roasted up front, moving into the coffee well and then finishing up with a touch of the chocolate in the finish and aftertaste. Smooth, very drinkable, but a little thinner than I expected. Not FFF’s typical "Hop and Hope" mantra, but still pretty good.
sebletitje (7211) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of monsone.
Pours black with brownihs head.
Aroma of chocolat malts, some roastiness and coffee.
Taste lactose, extremelly sweet, coffee roastiness, with light notes of hops in aftertaste.
Another beer goodness to come out of 3Floyds. These guys are amazing.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Thanks Sea Bass. Pours black with a one finger tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is full on coffee, sweet lactose, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness. A damn fine brew
Ibrew2or3 (7333) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Sea Bass. Pours deep dark brown with more yet less dark brown on the edges along with a nice mocha head. The aroma is chocolate and mild lactose, some roastiness and a bit of burnt malts. The taste is much the same with full chocolate goodness, dark roastiness and some coffee. There’s a mild layer of lactose way in the back along with a decent load of malty sweetness that grows into the finish. After a few quaffs I start to pick up a faint hoppiness into the finish too. Very tasty brew.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle with an incredibly sweet label and name. Pours a dark black with a beige thin head. Lots of roast in the aroma with some milky sweetness. The pop of roastiness hits the tongue first going to a creamy milky and chocolatey sweetness before ending on that sweet charred note. Body is light but fine for the style. I’m actually surprised this isn’t hopped up, but it probably wouldn’t be very tasty if it was. Well done milk stout.
EithCubes (5192) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the first batch offered in bottles (and with a high fill line to boot!). Hard roast and sweet lactose tones, but dry chocolate horizons. Pitch pour with a creamy light brown head. Crisp and creamy start, gummy berry roast and dry cocoa with light sweetness and faint ending bitterness, much more balanced than expected. "Baltic" notes, as advertised, are showing in that nice berriness. Smarties dust! 7% alcohol is not to be found, perhaps 5%. Light body, creamy not watery. Moderately interesting and well above average for style. For once, a FFF offering without a snowplow hop profile, I like!!
marcus (7211) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This dark brown ale poured with a decent tan head. There is a very creamy chocolate flavor with almost no hoppiness. Goes quite well with chocolate cake.