tom10101 (1844) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (341 ml). Thanks to Tucker! Black with a small slowly diminishing beige head and little lacing. Aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and light roasted malt. Taste is moderately sweet with vanilla, chocolate, slight roasted malt presence and light fruity notes. Light to medium body. Almost watery at times. Alcohol isn’t perceptible. Good Sweet Stout. Probably past is prime. Vanilla is still really present.
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to GatorGuy92 for sharing this one. Pours a mild brown with a tan head. Nose is light roast, some chocolate, mild yeast, and some light coffee. Flavor follows with chocolate, coffee, light roast. Light to medium in body and lingering coffee in the finish.
orangesol (567) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room into a standard pint.
A - Pours dark as night with a small half finger tall tan head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving no lacing down the glass.
S - Lots of dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and tons of vanilla. More and more roast comes thru as it warms, helping to cut down on the blast of initial sweetness. Pretty good stuff.
T - Bittersweet chocolate, dark roasted malt, and plenty of vanilla dominate this one with hints of coffee, creamy milk sweetness, and some faint hops offering a bit of balance. Finish has quite a bit of sweetness with some lingering dark roast. I really enjoyed this one. I just wish it wasn’t so heavy so I could drink more of it.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Heavy feel with plenty of chocolatey sweetness. Plenty of lingering sweetness mixed with lots of dark roasted malt.
D - Pretty high. I loved scratch 27 and this one is no different. I always wanted 27 to have a bit more chocolate and that is what 41 is. I just wish it wasn’t so heavy, then I could drink this all day.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a lovely cap of dark tan head.. some spotty lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolate liqueur accented by cocoa nibs and vanilla.. fresh earthy hoppage around.. cocoa really led this one, and it was excellent. The flavor found cocoa and more roasty cocoa, with related tartness and fresh nondescript bitterness around.. just a touch of oxidation around there too.. tasty, chocolatey finish. Medium-bodied and fairly dry on the palate with low carbonation.. decadent and delicious.. wish I had more.