mrjez (660) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2017 wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from growler at the late night tasting after the Grand Tasting at RBWG Asheville. Pours opaque dark brown with an average tan head that leaves average lace. The nose is some dark roasted coffee, and creamy dark chocolate. The flavor is a bit more vanilla, full of roasted coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. The body is full with average carbonation and a long vanilla and dry bitter finish.
Bottle shared. Pours a dark cola brown with little head. A rather nice aroma of vanilla and creamer over choc and coffee, dark malts. Flavour follows suit, a heap of vanilla, thankfully I like that, not too sweet. Medium bodied stout with a falling away of flavour in the back half, a bit acrid and fizzy whereas a smoother richer fuller stout might’ve embraced the flavour notes in a more satisfying way. Tasty enough. ben4321 (6678) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Draft at Ray’s Other Place. Dark brown color with a small head. Nice sweeter roasted and chocolate malt aroma and flavor. Plenty of vanilla. Lactose as well. Really nice sweet stout. drfabulous (8488) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Medium to light body with a bit of chocolate and a lot of a vanilla bomb. snoworsummer (5962) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Bomber at the Lost Dog. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like chocolate malt, vanilla, creamy, nutty, and light booze. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate malt, vanilla, creamy, nutty, and light booze. kassner (1686) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Light brown color, modest head, nice fragrance and creamy sweet smoke taste. Some hops help but comes across a little thin and acidic at end.
kidobutai (698) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Little head and lacing, black cloudy. Sweet chocolate aroma, coffee bean aroma, tart and refreshing. mike5326 (1780) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small off white head. Mild sour milk aroma. Medium body with a sweet milk malt flavor and a medium finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nimbleprop (8725) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2017
22oz bottle pours a viscuous black with some swirling white head. Nose has vanilla, chocolate, malt, caramel. Flavor follows, huge vanilla, chocolate, malt, molasses. Thick, full bodied finish. jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Rich deep dark brown coloured body, about 75% opaque with a very thin and fast-dying light brown head. Aroma of sugar, lactose, vanilla, roasted malt and a touch of alcohol. Meidum-bodied, at best; Strong roasted malt flavour up front with a lot of vanilla and grain, some yeast, light chocolate and more sugar on the finish, mostly from the pungent lactose. Aftertaste shows some grain, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and vanilla with a lot of lactose and unfinished sugars and a very thin malt note throughout. Overall, a pretty decent beer with a much lighter body than I expected and a decent complexity, but fairly typical for the style. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia a block away on 17-November-2016 for US$7,99 sampled at home in Washington on my youngest daughter’s second birthday party on 08-January-2017. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some espresso, fudge. Taste is sweet, fudge, some vanilla, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness, minimal carbonation.