hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Black with a very small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and lots of roasted malts. Flavor, chocolate, some coffee, some bittersweet notes, extra roasty malts and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Decent stout that did little for me.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour. Another great beer in their awesome series of stouts. Dark black pour with a thin brown head. Roasty, chocolatey, coffee pour. The lactose makes it a bitter lighter and adds some sourness. Great mouthfeel. Excellent Milk stout.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. These guys know how to make a good dark beer. This one pours opaque brown/black with a thin tan head, it laces the glass nicely. Aroma has coffee roast, strong chocolately malts and a creamy milky character. Malts are sweet, creamy with a strong coffee roast finish. Full bodied.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours that stouty brown-black that we all know and love. Less head than a loveless marriage. Aroma has cocoa, slightly soured milk, and (like all DH stouts) tons of roast. Flavor is initially sweet but finishes with coffee bitterness and a touch of sourness. Creamy mouthfeel and overall incredibly drinkable.
drfabulous (7225) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely aromas with lots of milk and cream and lactose. Thick body and sweet. An excellent stout that I have not had in a long time.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Pours a nearly deep brown with an extremely dark tan head. Aroma is lactose, roasted barley, and some bakers chocolate. Very rich initial mouthfeel. The nice sweetness from the lactose right at the front is balanced by a roasted, slightly bitter finish. A this beer appears deceptively simple, but it is a well done and perfectly balanced brew.
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with rich dark tan head. Aroma is rich with roasted malt and chocolate, also picking up notes of vanilla and caramel. Flavor is roasted malt, burnt coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla and caramel. Nice mouthfeel but finishes bitter due to coffee. Could use more chocolate and less coffee in my opinion as I like my sweet stouts a little softer on the palate. Still this is a fine stout.
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a brown head. Nice lacing that never fully dissipates. Aroma is of toasted malt, vanilla, coffee, caramel, brown sugar. Taste starts with a harsh coffee bite, with vanilla notes. Nice toasty malt backbone with some nice caramel, brown sugar, and smoke. Light, yet sticky mouthfeel. Lingering vanilla taste. Decent, but not above averge.
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 On tap at Jerrys. Black with big, foamy, cappuccino head / Complex, smooth nose of tobacco, coffee, chocolate, and cedar box / Medium body, chewy and dry, but a touch watery, with good balance and finish / Flavors of cigar box, dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, caramel, oak, and bourbon / This 2011 bottle suffers from a weak body as compared to my notes on the 2008..
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Black color without any head. Sweet aroma with hints of chocolate and hops. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is really nice. Again, chocolate notes and some roasted malt. Finish is slightly bitter. Tasty beer.