TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark cola brown, small light tan head, fading. Nose is boozy, char, pencil shavings, tar. Flavor is super boozy, roast an char, harsh. Drained it.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick tan head. Light lacing. Aroma and flavor is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Finish is slightly dry and bitter, but smooth and not too astringent. Medium to full body. A real nice beer.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head atop. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, lactose sweetness, some earthy hops, black licorice, and coffee.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some lactose sweetness and black licorice. Through the middle, some roasted coffee comes through with some earthy hops and some more lactose. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, lactose, and earthy hops.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and lightly sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced milk stout with a good finish.
mp_lane (88) - Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Happy to try this new offering from Widmer Bros. Pours almost black with short tan head. Very rich malt body with chocolate and roast flavor, and just the right amount of sweetness. Very good milk stout.
kdm1984 (780) - Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Pours black with terrific head and a good upper ring of lacing. Aroma - piney IPA nose (not appropriate for the style!) along with more appropriate chocolate and milk notes. Watery, alcoholic, piney, funky mess at first, but thankfully finishes well - milk and chocolate hit at the end and leave a good lingering sweetness. All over the place and very inconsistent, though there are some highlights. Will finish the bomber, but do not want to get again. NEXT DAY UPDATE: Said I would finish the bomber - I don’t always drainpour stuff between 1.5 and 2.5 - but after making grimaces while drinking this again, a close associate said I might as well dump the thing, and I did.
NikkTwist (1877) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Draft at Moriartys. Is this new? Not expecting to find a brand new beer here. But anyways ... Opaque brown pour with a nice pillowy brown head that died to a light foam after 5 minutes. Dark vanilla nutty aroma. Tasting black coffee. Chestnuts. Vanilla Tootsie Rolls. Some creamy elements bring some fullness but the darker notes provide most of the flavor. Semi-sweet chocolate. Charcoal. Burnt marshmallows. Creamy middle but a slightly bitter finish - not in a bad way. If the finish were sweet one would get sick of this quickly but the bitter finish proves oddly thirst quenching, so one keeps on keeping on. Feels like a Milk Stout but without the bloated feeling. Someone thought this brew through and I appreciate it.
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How am I the first to rate this?!? Anyway, bottle. Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a moderate, though quickly disappearing, head. Some nice roasted flavors to the nose. Just a little bit of sweetness to the taste, but some nice roasting to the taste as well. Happy to drink this one.