leah2974 (429) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Dark chocolate aroma. Black color with a thin head. Smooth and sweet as it warmed up a bit, replaced by a coffee bitterness later on. chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
12 oz bottle: Pours dark black wtih a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malts, herbal hops and sweet dough. Taste is sweet on the front and nice and bitter on the finish but not too heavy in either direction. Smooth on the palate, just a bit thin for a big stout. Prett good but nowhere near as interesting as the 2X IPA. DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Black with small tan head. Aroma is choco/coffee and malts. Taste is initially inconsistent with aroma,but settles in. Very malty. Medium carbonation, somewhat thin mouthfeel. Good. samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 10, 2012
dark black pour. light head but natural carbonation . aromas of coffee. strong coffee and chocolate taste .A nutty flavor, that finishes unpleasant . overall good flavor , light enough to have with food . not my favorite stout a very good beer . Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Getting some coffee and choclate hints in the nose....pours a nice ddep black. Hint of fruit and sweetness, most likely from the milk sugar and some malt. Smooth on the palate. Nice beer.
alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Not bad looking, a little brown leaks into the blackness, head was about two fingers and dissipated into a sheen, leaving ok lace.
Nose: Gentle roasty malts, coffee, sweet milk chocolate.
Taste: definitely tasting the sweet milk stout character, notes of coffee and chocolate, burnt and roasted malts, toasted bread, a little nuts.
Body is slick, sweet, and pretty thick, pretty good for a milk stout.
Once again Southern Tier has brewed a beer that I like. This may not be world class but it’s damn tasty and I’m glad I have a whole sixer of it. I will definitely buy it again.
smboselli (150) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours black with thin off-white head. Smells of alcohol, honestly. Tastes much better, roasted, almost burnt flavors dominate. Great finish but each sip is only "good" - so... Should I have another?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2012
I enjoyed this. Although you need to coax a head, you do get a decent dark tan head with a little bit of retention. Nice rich coffee but keeps that light edge with the lactose sourness. Very drinkable with nice complexity. The ABV is strong but reasonable, and well hidden. OrionBelt (32) - ITALY - NOV 1, 2012
Black with shades of brown. Mouthfeel is full body cream, chocolate & sweet roasted malts. Low perception of alcohol. I expected better. crajun (1261) - , Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2012
I don’t like milk; learning that I don’t like milk stouts and starting to dislike this brewer; maybe bad bottle?? no aroma; nice black pour. taste was wtf?? astringent toungue tingling up front; then nada and ends with an odd sweet chocolate and dry finish - odd duck!