VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - DEC 13, 2009
Poured out a near black brew, one that seemed to ooze out of the bottle neck producing almost half a glass of foamy medium-dark brown cap that sticks pretty good to the glass with all the messy, silty lacing. Interesting aroma - in the way that has me wondering how much I will like this beer. I didn’t have to search for the aroma in my glass. Milky, medium chocolate of the non bitter variety, mild yet forward roast, good nutty quality, there is an undertone spice here... cinnamon? licorice? and a hint of hops... either way, this spice gives this beers aroma a soft pat on the bottom that it needs to keep from being boring. After sneaking a taste I realized that this beer doesn’t match bluesy Zeppelin one bit. Tons of chocolate on the first taste, a creamy milk chocolate, one that was made with an extra squirt of syrup, large roasted malts (ones that kind of remind me of a sweet bock I had recently), dark fruit, a hint.. maybe a hint of coffee. Goes back smooth, minor carbonation, pretty damn thick stuff, leaves a long lingering aftertaste of burnt sugar. The bitterness is amazingly faint. More fruit and toffee show up near the bottom of my glass. Never noticed the 9%. I don’t see ever buying this again as this type of flavour comes across too sweet for my liking. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
50cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Medium tan head, black body with brown edges, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, roast, some raisin, light burnt, cinnamon. Medium body, light effervescence. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
2009-12-11. Black body with a modest dark tan head. 4+ Aroma is interesting, with an odd lactic note accenting the roasty character. 6+ Flavour is similar, roasty dry malt, sweet dark malt base, lingering bitterness in the finish and a light tangy bite/undertone. 7+ Smooth average to medium bodied palate. 3+ Pretty solid stout. Bottle at Volo, Toronto tdahlgren (1) - USA - DEC 10, 2009 does not count
Bottle, medium tan head sticks to edges of glass. Milky caramel nose with more milk on the palate marrying well with dark cocoa and espresso notes. Nice long sweet chocolate milk finish. Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2009
Rich and creamy feel, you can really notice the lactose in this. Has a chocolate, roasty, nutty flavor and aroma, but is quite boozy. The palate is scattered all over the place, very unbalanced.
Spab (3850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle at Volo. Pours slightly brownish black with decent tan head. Nose of light fruit, roast and slight alcohol. Flavour is similar, if a little roastier. Light bitterness to go with roastiness in finish. Masks the 9% well. Pretty good. mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. black pour with a khaki head. milk, roasted malts and light alcohol aromas. nice on the palate with a good milky flavor and a roasted finish. Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2009
Pours black with a tall brown head. Aroma is very roasty with notes of chocolate. Flavour is interesting, very roasty with a touch of alcohol. A little sweet but very bitter in the finish. There is a late palate flavour I can’t place. I was expecting a much sweeter beer. strowlands8 (216) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2009
Pours black with a beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate with some roasted malts. Quite sweet with some nice roasted malt in the background. A delicious beer just not quite exceptional. Lanchester (196) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2009
A great and truly unique beer. Pours jet black with a quickly dissipating frothy beige head, yielding some nice lacing. Aroma is almost a blend between malt and chocolate milk; there is a bacterial acidity in the background likely arising from the lactose that is oddly appealing. Taste is rich and full of chocolate, coffee, and malty notes. Finishes with a peculiar yet pleasant bitterness. A soft carbonation lends extra depth to the smooth and velvety body. An absolute pleasure, highly recommended.