deyholla (7534) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some sweet chocolate with dark grains and light roasted malts. Flavor is similar with milk chocolate and dark grains with a hint of earthy roasted malts in the finish.
can8ianben (1382) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and all about roasted malt. Sticky sweet, thin head, very tasty beer. Nutty and rich.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler pour on tap at the brewpub (Kalamazoo, MI). Pours a darker brownish pour, dark near opaque body with some ruby edges and bottom. A frothy offwhite head near tan head sits atop and dies to a decent ring, laces small. Aromas are milk chocolate, lactose sugars, some gentle roast and toast, some caramel, cocoa. Mellow sweetness pervades. Initial is medium bodied, offering toast and sweet lactose sugars up front, healthy milk chocolate influence, with more cocoa, caramel, and toffee. Some sweetened coffee, coffee and cream with a designer addition elements. Pleasant, a bit sweet, with a mellow sweeter gentle roasty finish. Simple yet enjoyable. Flavors are on for what it aspires to be.
Dogbrick (9096) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. This Stout pours flat black with a medium light beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, mild hops and chocolate. Medium, creamy body with flavors of mild coffee, sweet malt and chocolate. The finish is roasty with a chocolate aftertaste. Solid all around.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Bell’s Eccentic Cafe Dec. 2010. Malty, sweet, smooth cream palate. A little choclate on the finish.
adnielsen (9727) - 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 (1151) - 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 (3186) - 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 (5016) - , 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 Pint’s Bell’s 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. I’m 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 I’ve ever had. I really hope they bottle this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010
nimbleprop (5469) - 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.