Verbum In Tenebris
Save The World Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.02%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
From:
Save The World Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  8
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes:
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dankabier1 from Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wonderful beer. Caramel, chocolate and milk aroma. Taste opens with smooth chocolate then a little molasses and coffee. Lactose smooth creamy mouthfeel.

Apr 21, 2018
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Pegasus from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep mahogany in color, opaque to light. A modest tan head presents, but soon fades to a ring about the glass wall, and a dusting of foam scattered about the surface.

Aroma: Bitter chocolate and sweetened milk dominate the aroma, along with roasted malt and caramel. The alcohol presents as a warming, mildly spicy note.

Taste: Opens with notes cocoa, sweetened milk,and cold coffee. As the taste progresses, a little sweet, warming alcohol presents. Later in the taste, roasted black coffee blends with a sweet undercurrent. Finishes with a nice bitter chocolate note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, very pleasing, with the lactose contributing a nice fullness.

Drinkability/notes: Quite pleasing, would pair well with chocolate desserts.

Presentation: Packaged in a 750 ml brown glass Belgian bomber with a pry-of crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Jan 16, 2018
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Myotus from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 48°F from a 750ml bottle (no date) into a stemmed tulip. Allowed to warm up to 50°F before reviewing. Consumed on 27Jul16.
SMELL: Strong chocolate milk aromas are balanced by mild sweetened coffee aromas. Subtle aromas of caramel, earthy yeast, toffee, pears, peaches, white grapes along with hints of mint, bitter roasted malts, and molasses complement the balanced sweetness.
4.25 out of 5
TASTE: A mild sweetness initially emerges as flavors of chocolate milk flow in. Mild flavors of sweetened coffee and earthly yeast quickly trail as the chocolate milk flavors grow slightly stronger. Mild peach, pear, and white grape flavors present a unique fruitiness that is not commonly associated with the style. The sweetness is strengthened as mild caramel and toffee flavors rush in. Subtle flavors of mint and hints of molasses and bitter roasted malts finish off the profile as all prior flavors maintain.
4.25 out of 5
NOTE: This bottle had to have a decent amount of age to it. When I had this on tap, there was an explosion of chocolate milk that was backed by a mild, but assertive mint. It was almost like eating chocolate mint ice cream. This bottle was a mild version of what I had at the brewery. With that being said, even a mild form of this brew turned out to be quite delicious.

Sep 13, 2016
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, earth, cocoa powder, herb, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, caramel, and herb flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with an interesting but odd herb presence in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

Jul 27, 2015
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Bristopher89 from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured pitch black with very little khaki-brown head. Nose is mint, chocolate, and slight herbal notes. Drinks smooth and tastes very strongly of mint and cocoa. Finish is lightened by the belgian yeast, such that the beer does not stick to the palate overly long.

Jun 26, 2015
Verbum In Tenebris from Save The World Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 18 ratings