Block (3182) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017 Cakes (493) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, not at all over rated. The flagship of this brewery.
An English style sweet stout. Both bold and dark.
An ale where you can taste the barley and hints of chocolate and coffee.
The first taste was like cough syrup! Then it settled in.
Taste the lactose! A funny beer, unique.
Tasted at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Good flavors, close to style, as expected without too many surprises. abatdorf (8) - Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 My favorite. Pleasant bitterness with faint chocolate. Coffee on the tongue as an aftertaste. Good, hearty beer. HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Chocolate with a mild coffee bitter. Coffee hangs on the palate nicely.
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(Bottle) Pours a very dark brown with minimal head which disappears. Minimal aroma. Faint malt sweetness. The flavor is roasted malt without the sweetness or silky palate I would have expected. I suspect this bottle may have gotten stale at the retailer. No date stamp to determine when bottled. matty (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a black color with a brief tan head. Sugary-sweet aroma with a roasted, coffee background. Medium-full body, taste is predominantly coffee with a touch of sweetness. Finish is a little dry with some of that coffee bitterness attached.
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dlovell2 (2351) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with cocoa and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt with caramel notes, black coffee, and chocolate followed by lactose sweetness and a earthy hop finish. Had this one multiple times over the years. This brew is a true classic. italianjohn (3277) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Black pour with a thin creamy khaki head and lots of creamy striped lacing .... Aroma of powdered cocoa, milk chocolate, light lactose and roasted coffee .... Taste is of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted coffee, light lactose sugar and roasted malts .... Sugar isn’t overbearing just right with a dry bitter roasted finish ..... Finish is of lactose sugar, cocoa, coffee and roasted malts .... Solid and easy drinking balanced brew SteveOrz85 (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
12 oz bottle recieved from friend. Poured into pint glass. Dense two finger tan head hangs around a while. Beer is very dark brown. Aroma is mostly weak and bland. Taste is medium sweet with a light bitterness. Notes of vanilla, chocolate and nuts. Medium bodied beer. Average carbonation. Overall an ok milk stout, nothing special. ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
355ml bottle from The Perfect Pour. Pours black with a thick brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is primarily roasted malt, a little coffee. Flavor is much more coffee, some chocolate develops more slowly, mildly sweet and not really bitter at all. Very smooth but a little thin. Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Medium brown, nitro head. Has a massive vanilla nose and taste. Not balanced and out of style. Garbage example, nothing but fake vanilla. Not what the style is.