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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
acearl (469) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
On tap, nitro, black pour, creamy white head. Thick and rich, mild chocolate and enough to get the oats mixed in. Very nice.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
On nitro at the Craft Ale House in Limerick. Fantastic beer! The pour was black and cascaded beautifully while the beer settled. The head was light brown and left a great lace around the glass. The body was smooth, creamy and delicious. This was basically like drinking an alcoholic milkshake. There were plenty of flavorful notes in this beer, including chocolate, vanilla, some bready malts, oats and cream. If this weren’t 8.5%, I could sit and drink this all day. I imagine it would fiercely catch up with you at some point. But this is highly drinkable and enjoyable stout! Awesomely well-done!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 Nitro draft at Misconduct. Clear very dark brown/black pour with a tight slim beige head. Splashes of soft lace. Feels like a milk stout. Nice balanced medium-dark roasty flavors. Chocolate milk. Brown sugar. Cream. Cola. Sassafras. Dark caramels. ABV well hidden. Not overly complex but good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2516) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2015
it is like chocolate milk which does a number on the alcohol so watch out. but it does the cocoa milk beer thing really nice so enjoy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (466) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2015
(on Tap) Pours a very dark black with a nice tan head that stays and doesn’t dissipate like many others. The aroma is of sweet milk chocolate and it taste pretty much the same. Its almost like drinking chocolate milk. Its very smooth. Its just a little too sweet for me as a beer but its nice to change things up once in a while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Aroma pure chocolate, coffee, Appearance black, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, Palate full body, thick feel, Overall a really nice creamy stout that I would suggest to a friend

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1965) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 18, 2015
On nitro at Pinocchio’s. Dark brown with ruby red edges. Lots of milk chocolate with milky lactic notes. I’m a little disappointed with all the high recent ratings. Just too sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mghj (36) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
on nitro dark opaque black, with a finger of light brown head, silky creamy light touch of chocolate and hint of vanilla, very fine carbonation. Flavorful and smooth easy to drink you don’t notice the 8.5ABV.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (1114) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Nitro tap. You could chug this if you wanted to, it?s that smooth. I wouldn?t recommend it because you should savor every moment. The aroma has deep strong vanilla and brown sugar. The taste is very sweet and black gold. Great beer. Marshmallow and a tiny note of chocolate. Doesn?t seem like a 8.5% at all.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (2198) - - AUG 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-3-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a pitch black color with a cascading of brown bubbles billowing up through the brew. A thick head is left sitting atop the beer, fading slowly over time to give a good level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is dark and sweet. The dark notes are of a chocolate, roasted malt and coffee aromas with the sweet being mainly of a milk/lactose aroma. With these smells there are other lighter notes of an earthy nature as well as some light hints of toffee and caramel. Overall the mix of the aromas gives delicious roasty and sweet smell to the beer. Taste – The taste begins with a strong coffee and chocolate flavor. These are sweeter and creamier up front with notes of caramel and oatmeal. A milk/lactose flavor comes to the tongue while the caramel fades creating a mocha cappuccino like flavor on the tongue. As the taste advances to the end it dries out slightly with more coffee coming to the tongue bittering it a bit. While slightly less sweet, the beer is vary balanced and smooth at the end, leaving an enjoyable dark and creamy taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is creamy and thick with it coating the mouth in a lighter but smooth bath of carbonation. The feel is a fantastic, chewy, and soothing delight with all the wonderful dark and sweet flavors accentuated by the silky feel of the brew. Overall- A tasty brew with a good feel and the right balance between roast and sweet. A rather easy drinking and tasty imperial.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tantore (15) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2014
The nose shows some mild cream with maybe a hit of vanilla. The palate has the creaminess I was hoping for but it doesnt deliver the great deep flavor it could. That being said I love the texture and like the rest.


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