tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours dark brown with light coffee colored head that lingers leaving the lacing on the sides of the cup. The aroma I get roasted malts first, followed up with the chocolate. Medium mouth feel. Got a mouth full of chocolate. I get very little of the vanilla bean. On the back end you get small flashes of the caramel. Tis is a medium bodied stout. As it gets warmer I begin to get slight traces of the vanilla mixed with a little alcohol. b3shine (9208) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; cola with foamy beige head that dissipates very slowly. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Tastes Like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear dark brown color. One-finger thick light brown head, with good retention. Good lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, light crisp carbonation. Not as creamy or thick as I expected for a stout, though. Kind of at the level I like my black IPAs to be, doesn’t really seem right for a stout.. Some earthy hop, even? Dark bitter chocolate, cream, vanilla flavors. Sweet taste. Light bitter in the finish. Tasty chocolate stout. gorditoabd (637) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
12 oz shared with MrBunn. Aromas strongly of leather, maybe a hint of sweet chocolate or caramel. Taste reveals a much stronger bit of chocolate and caramel, to go with the semi-thick body. Overall, it’s a stout, but a pretty darn good one. Thanks Fathead. MrBunn (2849) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a medium to large tan head. Aromas remind me of leather, chocolate, damp soil and autumn leaves. Flavor is much more chocolate based than the nose let on. It’s creamy and chocolatey with lots of sweetness to go round.
jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Tap at FH, I’m not finding a lot of vanilla here, but more of the dark chocolate.. its prevalent and sweet but not syrupy which is its main redeeming quality, it lacks some punch but still a solid sweet beer, need to try more of this to get a better feel. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
This poured a cola brown color with a beige head. Aroma was hersehy’s syrup, light caramel, and light roast. Flavor was loads and loads of chocolate without being too sweet, smooth caramel, light hints of dark fruits, and light roasted malts. Really solid chocolate stout. MariahP3 (3) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
Earlier Rating: 5/11/2010 Total Score: 3.7
This poured a black color with a light tan head. Aroma was sweet chocolate, some roasted notes and some vanilla as well. Flavor was very smooth rich and creamy dark chocolate, some sweet milky vanilla and some light mochachino notes. Good beer.
Very nice well balanced mill stout. Tastes like dark chocolate in the finish. Not sweet.
douglas88 (9699) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2013
On tap at the South Side Fat Heads. Pours a totally black color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet chocolate, toast and vanilla. The flavor is more sweet cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, some pine hops. Good, very drinkable. FROTHINGSLOSH (8184) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color - almost black with a large foamy brown head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was vanilla, cream, marshmallow, a bit of toasty malts and cola. The flavor was malty, vanilla, malted milk, cream, dark chocolate, cola and a hint of toasted marshmallow. Long tasty malted milk, vanilla and dark chocolate finish that turns a bit dry. Moderately full bodied and silky smooth. Solid.