starewich (170) - - OCT 4, 2012
The doubled strength comes across mostly as the added taste of booze (just how much darker can beer get, anyway?) and relegates the milkiness to an afterthouht. A good stout for sure, but others are both better and easier to find. I do appreciate the relative prominence of the hops that usually are subtle at best in dark beers. jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Very mild for what they claim is a hard core stout with lots of flavor. It’s not bad by any means, just average really. Has the usual chocolate, malt and coffee that is prevalent in most stouts, but nothing really pops in either the aroma or taste. I don’t have much experience with milk stouts, but I think I prefer oatmeal stouts based on my recent tastings. badgerben (5122) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Black color with no head. Aroma of fresh cut grass. Bitter pine flavor. Quite astringent and bitter. Is this a mis-labeled Black IPA? Murrow (101) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottled 3/14/12. Pours deep brown to black with beige head. Light, sharp aroma of dark chocolate and fruit. Mellow toffee and caramel up front, developing into a nice mix of hop and malt bitterness. Warm alcohol finish. Rich mouthfeel, medium to full-bodied. Very easy-drinking, pleasant milk stout. eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a small mocha colored head. A thin ring of lace resides as the head dissipated. Brownies, vanilla, bitter dark chocolate, and hint of alcohol are all in the aroma. Smells fantastic! This brew is packed with flavor too. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a slight hop note come to mind. Really easy to drink at 7.5% and decently priced.
Frothmeister (792) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a nut brown coloured head. Aroma is boozy with faint dried fruit, lots of cocoa, vanilla, and light smoke. The taste is sweet, with alcohol, light smoke, again, lots of cocoa, espresso, and bitter citrus in the finish. Not too full bodied, and dangerously easy drinking for 7.5%. Full on tasty. TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
(bottle). Dark brown with tan head and little lacing. Dark roasted malts stand out among semisweet stout. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bUAkronG (15) - Akron, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Had on tap at Lockview in Akron, OH on 03/06/12.
Appearance: jet black in color with 2 finger light tab head. Moderate lacing.
Smell: roasted malts, alcohol, and hints of vanilla.
Taste: vanilla tones, slight alcoholic taste. Roasted malts.
Mouthfeel: not much retainment. Not very much kick for what is listed as 8.0% ABV by the restaurant.
Overall: easy to drink. I could see myself drinking a couple of these in an evening. erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2012
Black bodied and a simple tan head. Coffee, toast, chocolate, Butterscotch and some dark hops. Low carbonation. Smooth bitterness, creamy rich sweetness. Long aftertaste. Well made brew. So hard to differentiate between all these amazing American brewers. (On my Florida trip) kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Man, almost no aroma here. Light-bodied, some coffee, but like their DIPA, this is weak for a double stout. Sweet? Milky? Really? Did not notice. Somewhat of a bitter finish due to the coffee notes. Not bad, but not great.