thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with thin tan head that dissipates quickly leaving some light lace. Aroma is chocolate forward, with maltiness. Taste chocolate, roast malts, light stone fruit flavors. some bitterness, full body, smooth, roast malt dry sticky finish
leinielover (16) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, dark and creamy. 22oz bottle for $5 at Buffalo Tap in Savage on last chance. Wonderful.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dry, dirty, heavily roasted stout. Precisely what I look for in an export. Boozy with hints of vanilla.
hockeybeerguy (1618) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance had a dark brown close to black colored body with a thin less than a quarter fingered off white to tan foamy head that died within less than about twenty seconds. lacing tried to cling but slid into the body fairly quickly.
The smell had a large amount of chocolate booziness with some light vanilla.
The taste was sweet through the combination of chocolate and vanilla more so the chocolate, and pretty well combined in the taste and somewhat heavily dosed with the alcohol; sticky sweet chocolatey aftertaste and finish.
The palate sat about a medium on the body, and shows a decent sipping aspect to it. Carbonation was very subdued and was good for the style and for me.
Overall, this was a pretty good milk/sweet stout that I wouldn’t mind having again.
commonmac (266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased by foreign stout enabler. Black with tan head. Aroma has some chocolate and coffee. Crisp comes to mind initially but the taste comes through and acts as a but of a letdown. Coffee bitter taste overwhelms. Maybe over-roasted if that’s possible. Chocolate a little at the end. It’s an OK option but just not my wheelhouse when it comes to style.
commonshawn (326) - - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big bottle. Black with tan head. Roasted caramel and toffee aroma with maltiness. Bread , roasted, slight bitterness. Definitely a stout, with coffee bitterness that doesn’t last long. Soft finish.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/22/14. 22oz bottle at Bleu Cafe. Black pour with a short lived tan head that sizzles away to nothing fast. Roasted and chocolate malt aroma, reminds me of a tootsie roll, a touch creamy. Sweet chocolate and cream hits my tongue straight away followed by a bit of roast, ash, and day old cold coffee. A touch of fruitiness. Not awful.
snoworsummer (1932) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber. Pours very dark brown with a creamy bubbly tan head. Tastes like semi-sweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans, ash, earthy, light booze. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells Like coffee beans, dark chocolate, burnt toast.
sonnycheeba (3363) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and lightly roasted malts, spicy hops, prunes, raisins, and faint vanilla. Flavor is chocolate malts, some graininess, light roasted coffee, faint dark fruit esters, oats, and light bitterness; a little thin, but good nonetheless. Medium body and carbonation.
Gachupines (854) - USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is slight coffee. Flavor is sweet major with a little bit of coffee bitterness. Body could be a bit fuller.
TheBeerGod (5178) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Winter 2013. Number 980. Black pour with a tall tan head. Strong roasted malt, light licorice, toasted grains, burnt caramel and dark chocolate in the aroma. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice notes, toasted grains, burnt caramel, brunt wood and light coffee notes. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a strong, dense, creamy carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, toasted grains, caramel, light vanilla, hints of licorice, burnt wood and dark chocolate.