adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Bells. Black appearance with a brown head. Dark chocolate, milk sugar, light espresso in the nose. Pretty sweet, milk sugar, chocolate, light coffee flavor. Not all that exciting.
574deadzone (763) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bells. And I was sad about missing All Stouts Day...turns out they were still all on tap a couple days later! This one certainly featured the smoothness of the lactose sugar and plenty of roasty, chocolaty goodness. Another nice easy drinking stout. Good stuff.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roast, and milk chocolate nose, just a hint of smoke and a light fruit note. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with smooth and creamy chocolate, plenty of lactose sweetness, light roast and coffee, dark chocolate finish. Velvety texture. Lovely beer, perfectly done milk stout.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served in a pint glass at Meridian Pintís Bellís Night of Darkness.
Pours near black with a solid tan head with a good bit of lacing and a nice collar. The nose is a bit tame with a bit of roast and chocolate. Iím giving it the benefit of the doubt given the glassware and the fact that it got quite a bit better as it warmed up.
The flavor is quite nice and complex with a chocolate sweetness plus a touch of coffee. Nice roasted character and a bit of black licorice in the finish. The feel is ridiculously creamy and smooth with a nice chewiness. Awesome, awesome body. Almost certainly the best milk stout that Iíve ever had. I really hope they bottle this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010
nimbleprop (3875) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Bells Stout night at Meridian Pint in Washington D.C. Pours an oily, opaque black with a thin, beige head. Nose is sweet, malty, sugary, light bread. Flavor was sweet, sugary, malty, chocolate. The lacto sugars are definitely present. Full bodied, sweet finish. Of all the variations of their stout, this was the most well rounded.
wmubronco1992 (562) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Eccentric cafe. Pours an opaque black. Medium light tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk. Mild sweet chocolate flavor. Very smooth. Some roastiness. Palate is light, but not watery. Very drinkable beer. Not something that is a must have, but overall is very pleasant to drink.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at bells for stout party, 2009. murky brownish red body..aroma of indistinct sugar and not much else. sweet flavor with added lactose. so boring.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a very dark brown color with a very light tan head. Aroma was medium roasted malts, and light chocolate. Flavor was very silky smooth roastedness, sweet light chocolate, and some milky chalkiness too. Overall a really good milk stout.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth Hershey Chocolate milk and roasted malt in aroma, flavor is bakers choclate with some roasted malting,a bitterness or even slight sourness that probaly comes from the lactose,not as sweet as say Left Hand,but a flavorful interesting stout for the Bells collection. On tap at Ecc. Cafe
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Eccentric Cafe. Poured deep brown with a well-retained cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolates and milky sugars on a succulent first impression.. touches of coffee and black patent beneath.. just what I needed! The flavor was sweet throughout with chocolate leading.. lactic sugars were laced throughout.. brownie-like finish.. bitterness was light and earthy. Sweet overall on the palate with perfect balance.. medium-bodied.. thankfully a long finish. Excellent stuff!!