RedSox2004 (1895) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Opaque black with a one-finger tan head and moderate lace. Aromas of cocoa powder, carmelized sugar and alcohol. Milk chocolate and molasses sweetness with notes of coffee and bourbon. Medium body, slick mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a boozy finish. BroSpud (2189) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Slightly sweet with notes of caramel, vanilla and coffee. A bit thin on palate. It’s OK but not great. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Dark black body with thin tan head. Nose is licorice, caramel and malts. Taste is malts, caramel, brown sugar. Sweet finish. User134089 (1644) - - FEB 12, 2016
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $10.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: Feb. 9, 2016
Consumed: Feb. 9, 2016
Misc.: Best before April 4, 2016
Was looking for a porter, stout or imperial stout (etc.), to try and this one piqued my interest. Not the best reviews and the two beers I reviewed from them hasn’t necessarily been spectacular, but let’s go with it.
Poured a dark reddish, black color with 1-to-2 fingers of rocky, tan head. Minimal spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention. (Sight - 3.00)
Smelled milk chocolate, almost artificial like, wet cocoa, vanilla notes, some dark boozy malts, dark espresso, brownie mix and roasted dark malts. (Smell - 3.75)
Tasted artificial creamy milk chocolate, vanilla, wet cocoa, roasty malts, dark toffee, dark espresso and a touch of dark fruits. Very smooth for a 7.2 pct. ABV brew. Super artificial though. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 3.75)
I feel like I slightly overrated this as a 3.75. I usually underrate, but a few things might have put this over tonight. (Overall - 3.75)
3.71 84 B blueshockey24 (607) - Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is Malt, Chocolate and Vanilla. Taste is sweet creamy chocolate with a vanilla dry aftertaste. Not too bad.
DWestrick (758) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Tap - hoppy gnome. Very nice sweet stout - good flavor and very drinkable beer edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2016
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, grain and toffee. Taste is chocolate and dried fruit.
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Big nose of roasted chocolate. Dark black with lasting layer of tan head. Big dry chocolate hits first then as the bitter reaches its max the cream slide through to fill out this beer. Lasting cream after the sip. Smooth expressive and delicious. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle at Jason’s, courtesy of Jason. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan head and good lacing. Cocoa, vanilla, some toffee, caramel, light coffee and bready malty aroma. Taste is brown sugar, twangy malty, vanilla, light cocoa, roasty, bready, caramel, and husky with a semi-sweet finish. Meidium body with light carbonation. Not bad. coachd (837) - Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Milk chocolate, caramel, roast, black licorice and dark fruit in the aroma. Complex, but the chocolate comes off a bit fake. Very pretty dark brown, slightly see through with a tiny ring of tan foam. The taste is more roasty than I expected with some dark chocolate and caramel. Not overly sweet, tastes bigger than the 7.2% ABV would suggest. The palate is a little thin and the carbonation is a little high. Good, not great. The artificial quality in the taste and the thinness of the palate knock it down a few levels for me.