DSG (11600) - 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.
Dogbrick (11467) - 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.
hopdog (11459) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to BBB63 for providing me with a hand bottled sample of this gem. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, milky and I think Eric hit it dead on when he said marshmellows. Aromas where stronger than the tastes with tastes of chocolate, milky, roasted malts and a little nutty. Worthy of seeking out.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle, only 6.49 from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, in a state that FFF doesn’t distribute to, yet I can only find it for 9.99 in Illinois. Quirkly label art adorns the bottle.
Pours a dark black/brown with a small caramel colored head. Leaves come nice lacing.
Smell is really sweet, almost like a chocolate stout but with less cocoa flavor. Also has the roasted malt scent. Maybe even some vanilla in there.
Taste is mega sweet and delicious. More so than the other milkstouts I have had, it isn’t as creamy as some but it really feels and tastes like a decadent dessert. Very chocolatey, sugary, and carmally, decadence. No too sweet, not too heavy either, a really well produced beer.
This is about as drinkable as it gets for a stout and it is a great beer to cap the night off with.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-19-2009 04:07:31
Sammy (11170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jon. Big coffee lactose aromas. Black with on inch of beige head, and it is lacey. The taste is very lactose, chocolate and then milk finishes. Creamy mouthfeel.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Dotted spots on the glass. Naked black surface to an almost jet black body. Mid-sweet aromas of dark malts, with liquorice to the fore. Rich taste of liquorice, molasses and mild lactose. Lingering finish with a backdrop of dark fruits. Warming and smooth. Well blended and well crafted. Lovely (Black Sensation at Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade, Copenhagen 12.11.2015).
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: February 06, 2009
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: sweet and milky chocolate aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet roasted malt flavor, bitter dark chocolate adds balance, finishes sweet
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
daknole (10859) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. Finally I get to try this one. Black pour, very small tan head. Lactic smell with some milk chcolate notes, and roasted malt. Flavor is very nice. Chocolate, roasty, and smooth. I liked it very much. Another good FFF beer.
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Chocolate, coffee and light ash aroma. Opaque black-brown color with small head - pours like oil. Sweet dark chocolate malt and bitter coffee flavor. Light astringent/ashy aftertaste. Excellent.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Backus’s Backdoor Bash ‘08... This beer rocks!... Pours pitch black and sits, menacingly, in my glass. Small, creamy, well-tanned head. Decent retention. Chocolaty, roasted nut aroma. Full-bodied with a velvety/silky mouthfeel and supple carbonation. Sweet, chocolaty and very lightly acrid. Lengthy, pleasantly sweet finish. Thanks to dchmela for sharing the bottle!