madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Enjoyed on tap at Winking Lizard 10/23/2015.
Look - Brown. Tan head. I’ve let it sit for an hour and still has a ring of head.
Smell - Sweet chocolate. Dark chocolate. Soy sauce.
Taste - Chocolate.
Feel - Creamy. Smooth. Full.
Overall - This is a thick milk stout. It is nice to get the higher ABV and feel. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Growler shared at a tasting. Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet chocolate with some nice dark roast to balance it out. Medium light creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is smooth chocolate that has a hint a sweetness that is done really well. Its not cloyingly sweet at all. And its balanced with the right amount of roast. This is an outstanding brew. Thanks Brad! Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2010 Bottle No. 207. Shared at the Nashville Beer Summit. Flat and pitch black. Very sweet flavor, dark chocolate and slight raspberry, Belgian in it’s pruneyness, almost like a Quad. darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
This is my kind of stout. 32oz growler thanks to George. Pours an almost black with a small beige head. Nose is lots of roast chocolate, creamy caramel and oatmeal. Flavor is big on mouthfeel with a extremely creamy chocolate character up front. Chewy caramel malt center finishes with a slightly roasted mocha finish. This is a really good milk stout. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Growler from the source. Dark pour with a thick beige head. Aroma is cream, bakers chocolate, vanilla and roast. Complex flavor. Creamy/silky body. Caramelized sugar, chocolate, coffee, roast, and maybe some special b. Solid offering
phaleslu (10147) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Nitro draft sample on the brewpub side. Pours a coffee brown with a creamy beige head. Abundant chocolate here, obviously, along with coffee, cream, toast, and earth. The milk chocolate is definitely there, but also some more bitter dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Delicious. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
This came out on tap at Jackie-Os on 2/14 this year, I was looking forward to trying it since they’d announced that it was upcoming on their blog. Didn’t make the connection that it was a V-day beer until I showed up that night, but whatever -- this is legitimately a fantastic chocolate stout, despite the gimmickry. It definitely delivers in the chocolatiness department (I often find a lot of chocolate stouts to be lacking there). Black color, great creamy brown head, leaving plenty lace. Really great-looking. Excellent, thick and creamy texture, bigger body. Slight viscosity / oiliness, but it’s an appropriate amount for this type of beer.. Light and crisp carbonation makes this easy to drink still, as does the balance. Good taste - really sweet, but balanced with enough bitterness to back it up. How chocolate should taste, really.. it’s of the darker chocolate variety, but the milk stoutiness comes through wonderfully making this like an really rich chocolate milk. Very fair price at $4 each, and an outright steal during power hour ($2 each). Really delicious - was still wowed by it after the first pint, so I had another... Another half-pint was all I really needed, though, 32oz of this stuff can be pretty intense. No way I could have finished a 3rd. Like actual chocolate, this is one to enjoy in moderation - something to treat yourself to. It fulfills it’s niche very well, it is what it is. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
At the Public House on draft. The deep brown, nearly black pour also had a mild tan head that lasted. Aroma is BIG cocoa nibs and dark chocolate with a hint of sweet milks and roasted malts. The taste is obviously big dark and milk chocolates. The sweet milks and maltball come through at the end with slight roastyness. Medium body, medium light carb. Really damn good. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
growler at RBSG Grand tasting - light chocolate milk and soy. syrupy and sweet chocolate, rounds out with some nice piney hops. yum! JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Sample at Jackie O’s on 2/5/11. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate, buttercream and roasted malt. Bitter roasty flavor up front, then sweet milk chocolate and bitter semi-sweet chocolate with a nice creamy character before a roasty finish.