smith4498 (3214) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with machfive55. Pours dark brown/black with brown head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet milk chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Medium to full body with soft carbonaion. A nice sweet stout. Thanks Rich.
brokensail (12286) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a dark brown color with some nice ruby red highlights and a thin tan head.
S: The nose is highly chocolatey with some nice roast malt character. Not a lot going on, but quite nice.
T: This beer really lives up to its name: there’s tons of sweet, milk chocolate along with some additional milk on top of that. There’s a light roastiness, but the chocolate is really front and center.
M: The beer is smooth on the tongue with a medium body, but perhaps a bit thin on the body.
D: This was a fantastic beer. While it was sweet, it was not in the sugary, syrupy sense. A real easy drinking sweet stout.
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty nose with chocolate and a hint of fruit. Chocolate syrup flavor without being too sweet moving to an equally roasty and sweet finish. Very tasty.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of steelersfan. Thanks. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a medium tan head that has fair retention. The aroma is soft with chocolate and dust. The flavor is earthy with chocolate, mocha and mildly biter hops. The palate is just a bit thinner than I would prefer, the carbonation is weak. Finishes short with a bit of coffee. Overall: A very sessionable stout, would drink again in a heartbeat.
markwise (4605) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from overml01, I think. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Nose is roast, earth, unsweet cocoa, some anise, spice, and light smoke. Flavor is similar with dry cocoa, anise, earth, and medicinal quality throughout. Finish lingers with dry cocoa and anise. Medium body and decent overall.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with machfive55 - Pours a dark brown color with a nice size light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt and cocoa. Flavor is Chocolate and herbal hops. Soft finish. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Rich.
hellomisterp (56) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark with a thin tan surface. Nice initial cocoa taste with hints of vanilla. Ends with sweetness with a small amount of bitterness. refreshing stout.
italianjohn (2432) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown murky with a reddish hue .... tan head aroma of cocoa, vanilla and lightly roasted....... Taste of roasted and caramel malts, cocoa and vanilla .... tasty and light with a light bitter finish ..... very good brew they should push this towards a regular rotation
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 06, 2010
Appearance: clear brown, wispy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of nutty character
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice caramel sweetness, light nuttyness, just a touch of balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours very deep brown, topped with a large mocha colored head. Fairly intense cocoa aroma, with notes of vanilla and some earthy hops. Chocolate, mocha and vanilla are the initial flavors. Theres some earthy hops and milk sugar in the background. Medium bodied, with a sweetish finish. Decent beer, but not all that exciting.