Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 Aroma of chocolate and that distinct milk stout aroma and taste. Slight chocolate taste. Very smooth. rougeau13 (3011) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Dark dark brown with a modest mocha head with nice lacing. Aroma of cocoa, roast, and vanilla. Taste is milky chocolate; somewhat sweet. Creamy, milly, medium body. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/23/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. It’s not quite as ultra-opaque as the WnB I had just before this, but it’s still dark enough to block out the light. The head is a two finger mocha shade with meh retention. There is a bit of lace left on the glass, at least.
S: Surprisingly nutty in terms of aroma. There also seems to be a combination of roasted and charred malts, as well. I don’t really pick up a lot of chocolate on the nose.
T: Wait, did I say that I don’t pick up a lot of chocolate aromatically? Because the chocolate is really battering the palate here. It opens the flavor profile like a wrecking ball - almost as if Terrapin melted a 70% dark cocoa bar into the beer before bottling it. The midtaste brings a lot of lactic cream in a balanced manner. It’s sweet enough to make this a slow sipper rather than a chugger or even a gulper. At least the lactose never comes across as being acidic, sour, or harsh.
M: The body comes across as thicker and more syrupy than it really is, which I would attribute to the finishing cream flavor. There’s some finishing astringency, too, but it’s not dry enough finish-wise to balance it out. Carbonation is mediocre.
O: I feel like milk stouts are the Tito Jackson of the stout family - but this one hits my chocolate tooth enough to separate it from the pack. Totally rock solid as long as you don’t expect it to be WnB.
Zymurgist64 (1) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
Body thin( consider a nitro pour) but flavor good with a serious chocolate milk taste Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Chocolate aromas with a touch of roast. Deep black with a full tan head. Sweet with chocolate notes. Full bodied with a sweet finish.
kimjongill (207) - - DEC 23, 2012
Aroma of chocolate. Black pour with tan head. Tastes like your typical sweet stout with a little chocolate. pretty underwhelming. Imaena (2321) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 17, 2012
Draught. You need to like sweet beers for this to work for you. It has lots of lactose sweetness and rich malty flavors across the palate. Good dessert beer. stewajt (30) - Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours dark chocolate. Chocolate on the nose. Chocolate and lactose on the palate. Extremely smooth. raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Great first impression, from the sniff to the look, very inviting! The body is a little disappointing (wish it was a Nitro) because the depth of flavor is really great! This is a chocolate lovers beer for sure but not fake tasting! Good work Terrapin! alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Black appearance, aroma is identical to chocolate milk. Taste is similar to a Guinness with smoky notes. Think drinking Guinness while smoking a cigar.