fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a 1 finger, creamy mocha head that has excellent retention and leaves great lacing. Every sip brings a new cascade of lacing streaking downward from the point where my lip met the glass. Aroma is loaded with roast, chocolate, toast and lactose, then some dark caramel, toffee nuts, earthy and woody notes and a little booziness. Flavor is mocha sweetened with lactose, toffee, roast, a little char, earth, old campfire wood, light earthy notes, and light fruity and floral notes toward the finish. Medium to heavy body, creamy entry, chewy middle, light, blanketing and mildly sharp carbonation, syrupy, but chalky finish. There is a lingering feeling of sharp carbonation on the tongue that is very strange. Good stuff overall, I do dig Lacto Stouts in general and this has lots of components to make it awesome, but just enough throwing it off to make it just "good". Okay, maybe "really good". While I liked this beer quite a bit it is a terrible value. I paid $6.50/355ml (or maybe 330ml?) bottle. There are better stouts to be had for a little more than that price for six times the volume. That assertion doesn’t affect my score, but it is worth noting.
Punkero (63) - FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ TCBW 2015. Typical stoutish aroma. Very moderate. Semi bitter taste. Is my lactose intolerant belly going to handle this?
gegwilson (1850) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Trembling Madness, York. Deep brown, almost black with a cream head. The taste is chocolate and moderate spice. Creamy with some sticky sweetness. Very tasty. Perhaps just a touch too spicy.
weark (410) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille achetée A la Mise en Bière - De couleur noir avec une mousse beige qui tient bien et laisse une jolie dentelle sur le verre - Au nez tout de suite des houblon agrumeux, citron grapefruit, puis du malt rôti, café, chocolat - En bouche toujours autant de houblon, puis du chocolat du café - médium full body, bonne amertume, bonne carbonation, amère et crémeuse, longue final amère agrume et café - un mélange de sweet stout et de black IPA, très bien réalisée comme la plupart de leurs bière
Johnstledger8 (134) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from mchughs. Pours pitch black with dark brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, hint of dark fruit and vanilla. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oatmeal, warm hint of alcohol on the finish. Light to medium carbonation, oily body. Gorgeous.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at PMacs, To Ol tap takeover. Black as you like, tan head. Chocolate and coffee nose, big robust flavour with plenty of chocolate, lovely silky mouthfeel, long finish, quite bitter too so not all sweet. Very nice indeed.
DanielBrown (4057) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Metro Wines, Syston. Really delicious beer. Light, frothy body. Smooth, slightly sweet. Really nice hoppy tang - like an Impy, but without the booze hit. Super drinkable.
teddybeer (2585) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Cerveteca Lisboa. Black color with a creamy and dense tan head. Aroma has strong coffee notes and black chocolate with notes of ripe fruit. Flavor is toasty, slightly roasty, notes of coffee, slightly sweet with bittery notes in the final. Creamy, smooth and roasted malts in the final.
fombe89 (394) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 18/04/2015 BBD:01/07/19
Color negro espuma beige, aromas torrefactos y dulces, sabor tostado y amargo.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting complex beer.
Erasmus_ro (1693) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a dark latte head. Aroma is roast, coffee, lactose, light lactose sour, earthiness. Taste is the roast combined with the lactose and earthiness to form something lightly sour, definitely good. Finishes with some citrusy hoppiness. Some coffee too. Fairly strong lactose sweetness in the aftertaste. Very good.