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United Kingdom (England)
3.5/5 rDev +8.7%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2013. Picked up some time back from Trembling Madness in York. I'm curious as to how they decided on the name for this one.
Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a large head of creamy light-brown foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of intense roasted malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, burnt grain, molasses, a hint of syrup and faint earthy yeast. Some slightly sour overtones.
Tastes of roasted malt with a chocolate character and a dry finish. Notes of dark malt, burnt grain, chocolate, coffee, subtle molasses, mild lactic acid and earthy yeast. Slightly sweet, with a twinge of liquorice and a malty bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, but thin and watery for the style. Somewhat astrigent, with an aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, mild cocoa and faint sourness.
Hmmmm, OK but not amazing. Looks alright, though the head fades rather quickly. The aroma is pretty good, with a nice blend of chocolate and roasted malt, but the flavour is less well-rounded. Body is thin and insubstantial - could certainly use beefing up for a creamier texture. A worthy effort that falls short of glory. No harm in trying it, but no need to seek it out.
04-19-2013 23:45:41 | More by jazzyjeff13
2.23/5 rDev -30.7%
12 oz bottle poured into TeKu
A- Jet black with tall-tall head that fades to almost nothing. Took forever to pour due to the amount of carbination
S- Just hints of coco and coffee... not very areomatic
T- A bit metalic and off-putting. Maybe a bit of coco and stale coffee
M- Too thin and carbinated for the style... paired with the taste, it is hard to drink
O- dissappointed. About half of this is headed for the drain.
08-14-2014 01:41:03 | More by PBRmeasap1980
3.33/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours black with a small, rapidly dissipating head.
Nose shows milk chocolate, roasted malt and corn-like notes. Tempting, apart from the corn...
Similar milk chocolate and roasted malts as flavours, but very sweet. Needs more roasted malt and a stronger finish. End weakly.
Body seems watery and the carbonation is too high.
05-22-2012 10:11:40 | More by CrazyDavros
3.9/5 rDev +21.1%
On cask @ Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà in Rome. Half pint served in a small pint glass.
A - Dark brown with a thin layer of fluffy light brown head that is typical for cask beers.
S - Semi sweet chocolate, roast and a slight bitterness.
T - Roast, semi-sweet chocolate, brown sugar and a hitn of molasses.
M - Light to medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.
09-24-2012 15:53:32 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.49/5 rDev +8.4%
Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Dark brown, nearly black pour with nice two finger beige head with nice retention and lacing. The nose is nutty, sweet, and roasty with hints of cocoa, coffee, tobacco, and just a touch of smokiness. The taste follows suit with some strong nuttiness along with hints of cocoa, roasted coffee with milk, brown sugar, dark fruits, and some subtle milk chocolate. The mouthfeel is a bit fizzy and slightly thin with a sweet, dry finish. Overall, this felt more like a Porter to me. I'm not a fan of Milk Stouts, but this wasn't as sweet as most I've tried. Solid beer, but nothing special.
03-04-2013 19:15:06 | More by beerdrifter
3.55/5 rDev +10.2%
Garnet-black with creamy taupe head that fades fast. Coffee, dark brown sugar, a bit of smoke, and chocolate chip cookies - appetizing, if not deep.
Char, coffee ground, dark chocolate and a roasty hit to end plus some blackberries but no hops to speak of.
Iced latte finish and dry linger. Light to medium, soft, crisp.
Good flavor profile, hits the sweet spot between sweet and bitter. But the body lets it down - for having both wheat and oats, it's not notably smooth and is in fact almost thin, more Dry Irish than Milk. That drops this down to an average stout.
06-16-2012 00:04:28 | More by StJamesGate
2.78/5 rDev -13.7%
Pours a quite pale imitation of dark brown. Clear body with cream head, just a thin rim with no lacing. Looks portery, first of all, also thin, watery and pale. Not impressed.
Nutty/malty nose, some mild touches of roast on there. Quite sweet and chocolatey around the middle. Not too bad, but simple, and again more on the portery than the stouty side.
Taste is mildly roasty throughout, but a touch on the sour side with that under-roasted coffee kind of character. Touch of spice, with peppery hints on the back. A bit weak, and really not sweet enough for the style.
Thin body, little bit dry at the back. Fairly meh.
Drinkable, but not chocolatey enough, and very much more portery characteristics than stout. Needs more oomph and more sweetness.
02-08-2013 02:54:49 | More by laituegonflable
3.28/5 rDev +1.9%
On-tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney as part of their Italian Spectapular festival.
Pours a clear, deep brown colour that looks very light and a touch insipid. Beige head that forms a bubbly ring like someone spat in my glass and swirled it a little bit. No lace. Looks very average.
Mild roast on the nose, with a dull character of drip coffee. Some light cocoa sweetness, but nothing really approaching "chocolate". It's pretty dull, but not too bad.
Light cocoa on the front, roastiness on the back. That's about it, to be honest; otherwise it feels pretty flat, thin, weak and dull. There's more of that brewed coffee character, but it has nothing to latch on to. Feel is woefully thin and weak.
Overall? So bland. So thin. It has some promising characters, but it just ends up so boring. Inoffensive faff.
08-10-2012 05:27:16 | More by lacqueredmouse
2.15/5 rDev -33.2%
Got this one at the De Molen beer shop in Bodegraven.
From a bottle into a snifter
Best before 30 May 2014
APPEARANCE: Clear, light brown pour yields a huge, 3+ finger, loose, Swiss cheese, fizzy and foamy light tan head with lousy retention. Bistre brown body with higher levels of carbonation. Head fades quickly to a loose, foamy cap with piles of carbonation all over the place. A ring remains but leaves no lacing down the glass. Way too transparent and foamy.
SMELL: Lactose, sweet cream and caramel are there. Milk chocolate for sure with some roasted notes as well. Mostly lactose and chocolate. Medium strength.
TASTE: Not nearly as approachable as the nose. Much too carbonated too. Light burnt notes with lactose milk sugar up front. Not much though, as it begins rather empty. Medium strength and dry finish of roasted grain, stale coffee bitterness, light lactose and sweet cream with a touch of milk chocolate. Pretty mild in flavor with stale coffee as well. Meh.
PALATE: Lighter body and piles, and I mean piles of carbonation. Airy and bubbly going down, finishing very dry on the palate. Way too light and bubbly for the style.
OVERALL: Pretty bad. The mild flavors and stale coffee are at least tolerable, but the absurd amount of carbonation ruin both the look and feel, the latter of which makes this one a complete chore to drink. Drain enjoyed most of this one. Pass.
02-05-2014 19:43:58 | More by Jeffo
3.73/5 rDev +15.8%
Pours a dark kola hue which leaves a two finger head and little lacing,the smell is dark roasted malts,tobacco and milky chocolate,the mouthfeel is just over light bodied and has tastes of roasted toasted malts,tobacco,sweet milky chocolate,dark fruit,sweet raisins and finished with a bittersweet chocolate finish.
05-08-2012 13:22:31 | More by ADZA
3.33/5 rDev +3.4%
Bottle is on sale since the best before date is a month away.
Pours dark with some highlights at the bottom of the glass. Fluffy tan head.
Smells sweet and chocolatey with a nice roast component.
A little sweet and chocolatey with a underlying roast that takes over a bit towards the end.
Smooth drinking medium bodied stout.
Good beer but nothing I'd spend the time and money on when in the States.
01-08-2013 21:18:08 | More by MattSweatshirt
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