drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
draft at stout fest ’11. pours black with tan head. nose of chocolate. lots of it. dear goodness syrupy chocolate. flavors have that syrupy chocolate flavor, rye bread. doughy finish. med. body. just okay chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Homer Half Acre love on this one...Thanks to Chris for coming over early Saturday. Drank from a Matilda tulip...Pours black with medium to dark brown on the fringes. Really good carbonation especially from an already opened growler, retention and lacing are really nice...The aroma is really sweet chocolate syrup, roast, some great creaminess. Some bitter coffee. Too sweet, but otherwise easy to smell, ok...The taste is not doing it for me. Sweet bitter cream, over burnt malt, off balanced lactose sugar that just seems added in. The burnt/roast makes for a harsh finish and feel...Despite not loving this still pretty easy to drink.
About an average milk stout. Can’t recommend this. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 3/26/12-re-rate from Stout Fest. Had to try this one again and see what the deal was. Second time around, much improved. Much more malt driven with drying roast and less cloying milk sugar. The chocolate is a bit more subdued and less sweet overall. Much, much better this time around. 3.7.
5/26/11 -Draft at Fountainhead. Pours black with a tan head, pretty good looking beer. Nose expresses chocolate, hershey’s syrup. This is going to be sweet. No hop aromatics. Some light roast notes are present. On taste, sweet. Cloyingly so. The lactose overtakes the cocoa notes. It rides the tongue and wraps it up. I can’t get past the sweetness. Reminds me of Dark Horizon 3. Not my bag at all...2.4 pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Growler fill from half acre... Pours a deep stouty pour, barely lighter at the edges with a frothy light beige head quickly dissipating to a thin wispy film... Aroma of cocoa and soft to medium roast, perfectly fine for the style bu nothing out of the ordinary... Milk chocolate and a moderate degree of roast, semi-sweet in nature. Carbonation is light but present and body is o the softer to medium side. Not bad but not all that special. NikkTwist (3194) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2017 Draft at Bru Craft. Very dark brown/black pour with a thick brown head. Lots of lace. Feels big but the body is a bit thinner than expected. Cocoa nibs. Espresso. Black vinyl couch. Charcoal grill. Burnt nuts. Some vanilla. Faint dark red berries. Oak. Bourbon. Lot going on. Very smooth finish.
Christpuncher (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
An incredible stout from half acre. Super chocolately and smells like chocolate. Easy to drink. Had at half acre.
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Taster at the Half Acre taproom. Tan beer with a thin ring of foam. Deep choclate smell, kind of carried away by the roasty malt. More roasty stout in the taste. Pretty dry, and seems lighter in alcohol than even the claimed amount. AWISLguy (3053) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2016
On tap at Timothy O’Tooles in Gurnee. Big chocolate malts, leaning to the sweet side - although the bitterness fought through at times. Solid and tasty. 14 rxeight (3046) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Feb 2016 batch. Thin black pour. Very light. Milk stout lacto. Unsweetened chocolate chips. Light stout / Porter roast. Bitter chocolate finish. Flavors are all very light, about what you would expect from 6%. Body is pretty light. Skim milk creaminess. Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
Tap; Dark brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa, & chocolate; Flavor of slight sweet malt, milk chocolate, caramel, and some coffee notes; The nitro draft was on the thin side - but not bad overall.