Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Number 2 shared with Gabe. Poured black in color thin head. Nice aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste was roasted malt and vanilla. An ok stout. GMCC2181 (1610) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle froms stfun, thanks josh. Black in color, not much head. Aroma was sugary sweet. Taste was a sweet vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt with a creamy texture. My least favorite out of the one through five series. Still a decent beer overall. Thanks josh beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with yem25. Pours black with a thin brown head that disappeared after the first sip and left no lace at all. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt with tobacco, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Very mild sweetness overall. Not as creamy or smooth as I was expecting. Medium-full bodied. Decent, but falls a bit short in a few areas. Droptank (79) - Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
I had never had a cream stout before. I think it is something I will dwell into in the near future. Sweet taste, ;ast impression on the tongue, not bitter in the least to me, nice chocolate malt flavor. Very good! Thanks Optigon! Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
12oz bottle. Wow! One of the best sweet stouts I’ve tried in a LONG time. Pours midnight black with a thin dark chocolate head. Tons of cocoa, toffee and plum on the nose. Flavor was much of the same with a very smooth and sweet finish.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Pitch black with a brown head. Nice roasted malt and tobacco juice aroma. Creamy, full bodied mouthfeel. Very good flavor of rich, roasted malts with sweet earthy tobacco leaf. Great stout here. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Pours pitch black with a short-lived mocha head that recedes to a ring leaving very little lacing. Aroma is mostly roasted malts with a hint of lactose in the form of bakers chocolate. The taste has a coffee bitterness up front before giving way to a substantial burnt malt backbone. The finish brings back the bitterness, but in a pretty unpleasant chalky way. The mouthfeel is a tad watery with very little carbonation. This is a pretty average stout and not as enjoyable as the first in the series for me. I’m hoping for more with the rest of the series. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle, hurricane glass. Aroma of roast barley and berries. Pours dark brown, black in the glass, with a brief-lived coffee-brown head. No lacing to speak of. Starts off with dark fruits, cranberries and cola, before turning to a sweet creaminess, that, if not nearly as viscous, evokes draining the liquid from a bowl of peaches and cream. Vanilla and dark chocolate, with hints of bright coffee in the finish. Drinks very smooth, with some prickles of carbonation. mmmbeer (1425) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle from B&B (Grand Rapids, MI) served in pint glass- poured blacker than motor oil that hasn’t been changed in a year, low carbonation, dark brownish tan head 5mm thick formed but went away a little too quickly. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and heavy cream. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt is very tasty, bit of cream in the middle with bakers chocolate in the background, finish slowly fades like a late summer sunset on the pier in Ludington. Yeah, DH rocks, tell me something that I didn’t learn a LONG time ago... jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2008
Very strong chocolate and coffee aroma. Very black, brown small head, fair lace. Very sweet, loads of coffee, roasted, light bitter. Medium body, bit dusty. Very flavorful, very drinkable, not exceptional but good.