Bacterial (1059) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Beechwood in the LBC. Balck pour with a slight tab head and lacing. Not much to the aroma but the taste is quite good. Sweet, hoppy and just enough bitterness to balance. Roasted malt finish.
EdInSaltLake (504) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty, coffee aroma. A little smoky. Coffee/cocoa roasted and smoky flavors, balanced with some malt sweetness. Toasty, caramel aftertaste. Slightly acidic. Seems kind of thin for the style.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beachwood, 30 IBU. No head yet lace. Winey brown ale.nice but on the sweet side.
boFNjackson (4003) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured darkish, near black with a thin head. Smooth, easy drinking. Some sweetness, lactose sugar, and light cocoa. Some roast but it seemed like coffee/mocha/mealy sweetness was showcased here.
toxichop (268) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
S: Roasted malts, cacao powder, chocolate, nuts, figs, some lactose and brown sugar but most of the smell was covered by the dark roast. P: Almost completly black with a thin light brown lacing. T: The rich roast is there, followed by clean sugar, coffee roast and a bit of lactose. M: Highly carbonated, light with roasty bitterness. O: I thought this was gonna bring more like there other stouts, it was nice overall.
kmweaver (3203) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of Beachwood. Thanks! 2-prong rate. Milk chocolate: just lush amounts throughout, coming through in the aroma alongside cocoa and dark fruits; the core, or nearly core, note in the mouth, textured by fine-bubbled carbonation and cola; nicely integrated without weighing heavy. Milk: a viscosity pervades this nicely, a lactic weight in the mouth; the chocolate character stays on the softly sweet side; great marriage between firm chocolate, plush texture.
joet (2038) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark, blackish with a reddish tinge, tan head, very fine bubbles. A bit of lustre to the surface. Nose is wet, bookish, black coffee with trace dark cocoas. Taste is sweet, clean sugar, with a very creamy, lush feel with mineral calcium. Finish is bitter, sweet and sour. This is a perfect little beer.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABF 2013, nice lactose and roasted malt aroma, taste is lactose and coffee, medium body.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good milk stout on tap at beachwood bbq in long beach, nice creamy chocolate, very good
pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Sweet, sugary aromas, but faint.
Appearance: Black with rich tan head.
Taste: Heavy sweetness straight through.
Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Itís a really solid beer, well balanced and developed, but Iím just not a fan of the style, I think.