crossovert (13869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft. Nice sweet stout with heavy chocolate/cacao nib elements, not to thick and heavy. deyholla (12205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of chocolate with sweet roasted malts and dark grains. Flavor has creamy chocolate and sweet grains with a bit of roasted malt in the finish. b3shine (9138) - Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Draft to mug at OP. Looks good; pitch black with beige lacing. Smells of chocolate and malt. Tastes like it smells with a little nastiness and an average mouthfeel. Good beer! Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at GTMW. Poured hazy, deep garnet with a creamy beige head. The aroma was on the sweet side, with lots of chocolate and vanilla.. some other black malt too.. not a lot of dimensions to it, but I wanted to drink it. The flavor was similar, with a higher vanilla-to-chocolate ratio.. toasty and sweet.. tasty. Light-medium bodied and a touch tangy on the palate.. simple and sufficient. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2010
MiBG Winter Fest 2010: Basically black with a creamy tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolate (go figure), roast, charred black malts, herbal hops and a hint of anise. The taste is sweet malt, chocolate with a bit of roast and nuts. Very light hop bitterness and spice. The mouth feel is oily and thin surprisingly. Met my expections, okay.
kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Very peanut buttery. Good. Full body and rich. Had this on draft at the source. Not bad Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Draught @ OP brewpub. Dark brown colour, brown head. Aroma is faint roasted malts, chocolate, cacao. Flavour of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, cacao. Watery and sweet. LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, lactose, and roasted malt. Flavor of plenty of chocolate and lactose, vanilla, and some roasted malt. Quite tasty, especially so if you are a fan of lactose-enriched beers.
7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5] koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed this at the MBG Winter Beer Fest. The pour is a lovely black color, though the consistency seems a little thin, and carries a dark khaki/light brown colored head and no lace. The aroma is quite disappointing. There is a light chocolate and vanilla offering with a little roasted malt, and a strong lactose sugar. I don’t get any coffee, though that’s what I was hoping for. The flavor is just as disappointing. There is a little more vanilla here, which I do like, but the rest of the flavors seem to fall off and meld together. Not the best of things. The mouth feel is decently thick, with a strange carbonation and a lingeringly roasted, light milk chocolate aftertaste. Could’ve been so much more esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
On tap at GTMW 2012. Dark brown with a thin brown crown. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of coffee. Taste is mostly chocolate and roasted malt with mild vanilla and coffee beneath.