ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Superb stout. Very chocolately and rich. Thick mouthfeel, creamy and dark. Not much in the way of apparent hops, a pure stout through and through. PhillyCraft (7937) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Pour is black with light beige head. Palate is sticky as shit. Aromas and taste are banana bread, booze, plum, cherries, sugary sweetness, chocolate, light coconut if any. Not what I expected at all. Had some barleywine characteristics to it. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Tap at beer kitchen in Kansas City. Inky deep red pour, wispy mocha lace. Nose is a bit muted, dusty cocoa, baked cherry, hints of cinnamon. No robust though. Taste is thick, piling on dense chocolate chip banana bread. Dairy heaviness. Coconut absent. Moderate chai tea spice finish with cream. As it warms, more chai tea and zucchini bread with less banana dunkelweizen character. If someone really wanted to grill this beer, they might say it tastes like tootsie rolls and licorice blended into a grape milkshake. Fiancé loved it. GT2: 3.6 and Biggirlpanties: 4.3 jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Black with big, frothy, tan head, no lacing / Dry, toasty nose of roast barley, grass, caramel / Light to medium body, hint of sweetness but mostly dry, good malts and body with lightly bitter finish / Flavors of roast grain, molasses, prune, caramel, dark roast coffee, licorice, coconut, cream / A remarkably good, light stout. bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2013
750ml Bottle A - Pours opaque black with a gorgeous one finger creamy mocha colored head. Excellent retention/lacing. S - Chocolate, coconut, and milk lactose. T - Tons of chocolate, brownie, dark roasted malt, and faint coconut. M - Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture. Lingering semi-bitter chocolate finish. O - A beautiful high quality ale, just would have liked a little more coconut.
BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Hershey syrup pour with a small mocha head. Rich fudge, brownie batter, and milk-dipped Oreo’s.. Caramel, toffee, split vanilla bean and brown sugar present as well. Missing the toasted coconut that would add incredible complexity. Even without it, enjoyable! TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Black bodied with a short, fizzy brown head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate milk, yogurt, roasted malt, faint coconut, dark chocolate and light coffee notes. Taste is sour chocolate milk, yogurt, dark chocolate, roasted malt, light vanilla, light coconut and hints of coffee. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation, light acidic notes and moderate stickiness. Ends with more sour chocolate milk, light coconut, dark chocolate, roasted malt and yogurt. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Taster at the source... Pours a deeper than cola stouty black with deep auburn edges and topped with a thin film of khaki head... Subtle toasted coconut more roast with more of a predominant cocoa chocolate focus. A touch of yeast on the backend... Flavors more of the same. Lighter bodied while focusing on a very light toasted coconut that comes more into play as it warms followed up by a chocolate focused backing. Could use a touch more bodied but really enjoyed the coconut development after warming. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Draft on tap at Local Option (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice blackish opaque pour, darer and thicker, a creamy brownish head atop dies to a good ring, laces ok overall. Aromas are coconut shavings, creamy lactose, some vanilla, some creamy sweetness. Milk chocolate, gentle coffee, and toasty. Carmelized malts, some nice darker black malt, creamy body. Initial is fuller bodied, some toasty malts, vanilla and lactose. Coconut shavings, coconut milk, chocolate and creamy lactose, milk chocolate. Really nice smooth silky mouthfeel. Creamy yet not overly sweet, great chocolate shaving presence, toast and coco. Rich yet not thick, good silky smooth palate. Backend is a touch more toasty, carmelized, vanilla and milk chocolate linger, toasty and sweet coconut. Nice flavors, luscious, silky and smooth. Not overly sweet, good flavors with a firm coconut presence. Nice sweeter Imperial Stout. Really would like to see this hit wood for a bit but not for too long. Tasty. BeerandBlues2 (13823) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap @ Max’s. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, lactose, dates, vanilla and ash with roasted malt. Flavor is dark malt, dark fruits, vanilla and brown sugar with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.