luttonm (7077) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2018 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a just barely translucent dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is predominately sweet, with a malty, sugary profile, with just a hint of bitterness. Alcohol is very noticeable. Mouthfeel is well above average for a beer of this style, with a velvety palate. In sum: One of the best milk stouts I’ve tried, comparable to those made by Left Hand and Duck Rabbit. However, the Southern Tier pedigree is there--tasting this, you can see the links to Chocolat, Jah-va, and Creme Brulee Stouts. Think of this as an "imperial milk stout."
Bottle in Seattle. Tall head dissipates to a rough head, very dark body. Sip is dark espresso with a light hint of cream with a vanilla note. Nice roast coffee flavors. Sweetness covered in fair roastiness. Lingering bitterness. Nice. obxdude10 (2395) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Awesome stout from Southern Tier that poured a pitch-black color. The light tan head was a little lacking, but left some decent, sticky lacing around the inside of the glass. I got plenty of sweet cream and a touch of vanilla in the nose. The body was velvetly smooth, making this beer deliciously drinkable. There was a good dose of milk and sweetness in the flavors, along with a slight hint of coffee beans, sugar, licorice and dark fruits. This is a dangerous beer, given it's alcohol content combined with its supreme drinkability. commonmac (1381) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Bottle from Elevated and consumed on 5745 party night with a bunch of folks including commonshawn. Pitch black coffee with quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is chocolate and maybe a hint of espresso. A light dark fruit presence noted. Taste is milky and rich and smooth. Comment was made that it featured some Belgian qualities. Coffee notes but more like a chocolate covered espresso bean or a chocolate covered raisin. Really enjoyable finish. Delicious. SolarSam (113) - Interlaken, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2017
Eight months old before I bought it. Planning? Or slow beer management?
Hasn’t affected it’s quality much. Rich dark and full as you wish. Probably the first of Southern Tier’s products to bring me this much satisfaction. Yum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone abatdorf (10) - Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 Stouts are my favorite. This was good, but it wasn't as strong as I would like. It has a pleasant chocolate taste with very little bitterness.
tapefuzz (969) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma is roast, licorice, coffee, and light cocoa. Taste is very roasty with lactose creaminess, coffee, and some chocolate. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. 2OLD4BS (24) - west windsor, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Very good solid stout! If you like dark coffee flavored beers you should try it. Enjoy! nickel (1265) - UKRAINE - OCT 5, 2017
Aroma: coffee and roasted malt
Taste: creamy stout with flavor of roasted malt, coffee with hints of citrus.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle @home. Pours black, opaque, thin tan head. Nose is chocolate, lactose, toffee and licorice. Taste is coffee, chocolate, milky, roasted malts, bitter finish, nuts. NikkTwist (3457) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2017 Draft at Macs Tavern. Opaque very dark brown/black watery stout. Tan foam. Medium-dark roasty malts. Cold coffee. Cocoa nibs. Vanillin. Carob. Hazelnuts. Raisins. Glossy charcoal briquette finish. Would be so much better on Nitro. Allow that this may be a poor draft.