brokensail (12367) - 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.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a dark brown body with medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of raisins, chocolate, caramel, dates, vanilla, and roasted malt.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scratch 41, draft. Medium tan head with dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, some chocolate syrup, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa, some roast, light vanilla. Soft medium body, fairly smooth.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a dissipating light brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty/chocolate, dark malt, some earthy. Taste is roasty/chocolate/lactose/vanilla-dark mlat, earthy/spice hops. Soft carbonation.
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
jtclockwork (10313) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at John’s tasting. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of milk chocolate, vanilla and chocolate malt. Taste of roasted chocolate malt, vanilla bean and creamy milk chocolate. Delicious.
hopdog (9580) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, earthy, and some roast. Tastes of chocolate (lot more than in the aromas), roasty, and some caramel.
GT2 (9193) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL courtesy of TheEpeeist. Poured a near pitch black with a small, beige head that left very nice lacing on the snifter. Nose at very is buttery bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, sweet dark fruits. Taste is bitter, lots of Kola nut, milk chocolate, slight vanilla, a little bit chalky in the body. Pretty ashy and roasty for a sweet stout. The finish shows that the beer is quite thin overall but has a buttery, pretty oily palate.
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Live rate during Sharks/Hawks game. Pours burnt umber w 2f oth. Nose is roasty toasty dark patent malt, raisins,hops, dark choc, rauch, coffee. Tastes sweet, extremely dark caco nibby and dark chocy, with a rich palate, tons of malt, and a finishing dryness that belies the initlal sweetness, and a lot of hops.
Ughsmash (7283) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured translucent coppery-brown with a short-lived cap of beige head. The aroma was just decadent.. sweet lightly-roasted chocolates, vanilla beans, and a touch of honey at the core.. the chocolate fought with the vanilla for dominance, but I think the vanilla won.. like cake in a glass. The flavor found the same kind of stuff.. semi-sweet chocolates and vanilla beans at the core with milk chocolate sweetness laced throughout.. oaky tartness, vanilla, and dry-roasted, sweeter chocolates on the finish. Medium-bodied and somehow dry despite the sweetness on the palate.. moderate carbonation.. very tasty, but I wish I could’ve pulled in some of the Simcoe.