sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2011
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a small, light brown head. Aroma is primarily roasted malt and milk chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, a little lactic, mild bitterness, notes of anise and some oats. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, long finish. Overall, a solid stout that really has no glaring faults at all. Definitely one of the best (if not the best) Brau Brothers beers that I have had. milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Lots of sweet roasted malt aroma and flavor. Very modest hop bitterness. Dark brown, almost black, color. Thick, slippery, mouth feel. ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Date: December 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Lakeville Galaxie Description: Opaque very dark brown pour with some head. Roasted coffee, chocolate and oat aroma. Taste similar to aroma with some milk/lactose as well. Little carbonation and medium bodied. ccex (1388) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
12 oz bottle was a favorite find on my latest annual December pilgrimage to southern Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown with a slight tan head and spotty lacing. The first sip made me say WOW! It’s so different, I almost hesitate to call it beer. (Chocolate milk? Dark egg nog?) Aroma is chocolate and anise with some roasted oats and definite milk. Body is full and texture is oily. Not much carbonation, and very easy to enjoy drinking. Kudos to Brau Bros. for the concept and craft. I’ll gladly check out their other strange brews. bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a rich black with a smal tan head. Aroma is rich and sweet with notes of chocolate, malt, and caramel. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cream, caramel, and notes of cloves and anise. Rich, smooth body with little carbonation. Very good.
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Very good aroma, coffee scent. Nice, creamy pour with some head. Great taste and almost an oily finish, but very nice. Sweet with strong coffee notes but not overpowering. Very nice from a town of 220 people nuplastikk (6509) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2012
12oz bottle picked up in Duluth. Opaque brown-black with a massive, steady, soapy rusty beige head. A rather well made offering, nails the style. Big milk chocolate tones, some nice bready oats. Subtle balance of bitterness, from the cocoa to the hops. Lots of lactic tones. Bitingly bitter up front, but fades into a sweet finish. Solid. mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle pour. Really like the creaminess here. Good malty character balanced out with the earthy oats. JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Pours a still, dark brown to black. The aroma has nice coffee, chocolate, roasty, and lactic sweetness. Some burnt caramel comes through as well. The taste is like a choclate covered espresso bean. Really like the way this beer tastes. I wish this had a little more carbonation. That’s all that’s really keeping this beer from being a standout.