bigben873 (212) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly bitter coffee finish and I would expect it to be a little smoother for a milk stout, but all-in-all, a solid java stout. I didnít really notice the vanilla and I think a little stronger vanilla would help break the bitter coffee flavor.
sloth (2817) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin tan head with fair rtention and lacing. black bodied brew. Nose of roast and vanilla with a hint of coffee too. Med/full bodied, tad oily, tame carbonation, lil slick, lil oily, nice, hint chewy. Coffee more pronounced in the slug, vanilla is a bit big but still enjoyable, for me anyways. Finish is nicely roasty and dry, coffee plays well. Decent black bier! 12oz bottles from statelineliquors.
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a thick black with a mocha head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Lots of coffee bean flavor and bitterness, yet sweet at the same time. I liked it.
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LSAT Freedom Trip #43. Keg at Marche - Lewiston. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of milk chocolate and roasted malts. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth, mild lingering bitterness.
ClarkVV (5862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, best before 9/11/15, from Downtown Wine and Spirits, drunk 9/1/15.
Quite a lovely pour, being a magenta-mahogany, nicely bright and with a light tan head that recedes quickly to cover/ring.
This is quite the intriguing beer, all told. What it dosent have is a bunch of underfermented, sticky, syrupy sugars or any booziness. Even the lactose is fermented out, leaving just a touch of tartness/sourness behind. The roast/coffee character is medium-light, having no old/beany/stale notes, nor any heavy dominace of the palate. Carbonation seems appropriate and the body, while somewhat watery, is soft enough and glides down fairly easily. Quite drinkabl, but what Iíve been building to here, is that the vanilla is just out-of-control. Not that itís syrupy-sweet or artificial, itís not at all; the actual vanilla flavor is quite enjoyable and real, but itís just too much. Astringent and dominant, it takes over the beer, especially with warming, as one should allow a stout to do. At the end of the glass itís almost all I smell and taste.
BroSpud (2070) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a really dark brown almost black with a creamy thick tan head. Vanilla and coffee notes throughout. But overall the coffee flavor seemed a bit off, low some low rent Maxwell House and the palate was a bit on the watery side.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a watery brown with some clear brown head. Nose has stale malt, brown sugar, Folgers coffee, mild bread. Flavor has mild coffee, brown sugar, bread crust, some pumpernickel, vegetal notes too. Chewy, dry finish.
Ktwse (4104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark brown with low light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, light coffee and roasted malt. Taste is milk chocolate and vanilla sweet with light roasty finish. (Too) light body yet smooth with soft carbonation.
Holdwine (1179) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Bar Harbor. Nicely balanced stout. Plenty of coffee nose and tongue. Great malt and a good little shot of vanilla creaminess. Fun beer.
jrodooo5 (1509) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whoa! Kind of a 1 trick pony in being all coffee but tasty nevertheless! Huge roasted coffee aroma. Very nice nearly black pour w/ a tan head & a bit of lacing. Decent mouthfeel & overall a strong offering! Must try for coffee lovers.