cwill (82) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a minimal head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Tastes like a milk stout, but it is completely dairy-free; cocoa and espresso and roasted malts. As advertised it has a smooth, creamy texture. Not terribly impressed with this one.
Gachupines (1252) - USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is cocoa and a little roast coffee. Flavor is bitter coffee with a mildly sweet cocoa finish. Very nice.
BucannonXC5 (1612) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 13, 2016
Consumed: Jan. 16, 2016
Misc.: Packaged on Nov. 10, 2015
Really looking forward to this one. I like Bells and I like stouts. I think their six-packs are a bit overpriced out here, but I like the idea of just getting a chance to try it. Prediction is between a 3.90 and 4.00 range.
Poured a black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy, tan head. Below average, spotty, wet lacing. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.50)
Smelled a pleasant whiff of chocolate, cocoa, chocolate malt, roasty malts, some coffee malts, Whoppers candy and chocolate milk. Very nice. (Smell - 4.50)
Taste followed the nose nicely, although not quite as good. Got fresh chocolate brownies, sugary chocolate malt, smoky fire, char wood, bitter roasted coffee malts, dark chocolate, chocolate milk shake, milky cream and Cinnabon. (Taste - 4.00)
Full body. Creamy-to-chewy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.00)
Really liked this beer, especially for the style. Definitely some artificial stuff in there, but it works. Special Double Cream Stout is perfect for the name. (Overall - 4.00)
4.09 91 A-
blueshockey24 (604) - Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is Sweet Chocolate Malt. Taste is sweet malty chocolate with a sweet chocolate finish. I really like it.
brigg (662) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Black body with a medium to large, dense brown head. Molasses aroma; earthy, milk chocolate, sweet caramel; bitter roasted notes. Flavor of dark chocolate, bitter and dark roasted; moderately sweet with a dry finish; hint of coffee. Full bodied, soft mouthfeel.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a mocha head. Rich, creamy, soft, roasty, smoke, espresso notes, chocolate. Excellent. Perfect balance.
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Padron4KM (809) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Thick tan head, sticky lace.
Aroma is coffee, lactose, chocolate.
Flavor is bitter roast coffee, followed by sweet milk sugar.
tightslice (1182) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee in there. Taste is smooth, chocolately with mild vanilla creaminess. Has a milk stout quality that I donít love.
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Frisco ... Black with thin white head. Strong roasted coffee and chocolate presence on the nose and palate... Smooth toffee and cream finish... Yum!
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Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with an amber hue. Small khaki head that quickly dissipates leaving a small ring on the edge of the glass. AROMA: rich dark malt, chocolate, roasty, nuts, herbs, chipotle peppers, coffee, earthy, smoke, molasses and herbal hops. TASTE: rich dark malt, chocolate, roasty, nuts, herbs, chipotle peppers, coffee, creamy, faint soy sauce, spices, earthy, smoke, molasses and herbal hops. AFTER TASTE: chile pepper, malty, coffee, spices and smoke with a creamy spiced finish. Bottle: 09/18/2014