lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin brown red, full tan head. Aroma is light roast, oily chocolate, coffee. Milky oat chocolate taste, light roast finish.
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Hillsboro. Clear reddish brown pour with no head. Alcohol burning on the nose. Lots of alcohol warming on the finish. Flavors are reminiscent of a sweet stout, but I dont really pick up any lactose. Medium body and almost flat.
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours no head and deep ruby red color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-nutty/lactose. Taste is sweet medium malt-nutty/lactose, roasty, secondary earthy/spice hops. Dry. Stout?
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OG 1.068, IBU 30.
The aroma was roasty with some light estery chocolate and some light espresso character. A bit of sweet caramel was notable. The beer arrived brownish heading to black, but extremely translucent with ZERO head. The flavor contained a nice roast with chocolate and espresso coffee coupled to a nice caramel character. The finish was dry with lasting light chocolate into the aftertaste. The body was medium of just a bit bigger with an extremely low level of carbonation and no creaminess. An ok beer, no head, and no carbonation.
Glass at Boscos Nashville.
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, Nashville brewpub. Smitty is right: this isnít sweet or milky enough to fit the style; itís like a dry stout mixed with a brown ale. I have a feeling that each of those hypothetical component beers would have been pretty good, too, as this has a lot going on: nice, stiff body; spicy, horseradish-ish bitterness in a dusty finish; some fruit-cake sweetness in the middle; nutty aftertaste. Unfortunately, they donít work so well together. You can tell from the smell: lactose is obvious, but doesnít impart a milky quality, and the horseradish is also in there to prickle the nose. This is muddled, but still not bad for all that.
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At tap at the brewpub. A jet black pour wiht no head and good frilly lace. A nose of malt chocolate and a hint of coffee. A very pornounced flavor of chocolate which is very close to rich chocolate milk that slides to a very pleasant bitter. Mouthfeel is a little fizzy but aside from that the palate is full. A very good offering. The carbonation took a little away for me.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Nashville. Pours a deep brown with a creamy beige head. Medium light bodied with a thin texture. Aroma of brown sugar, nuts, and roast. Initial flavor of caramel, nuts, and cheap chocolate. Mid palate has notes of lactose and subtle dark roast, joined by a sharp spicy bitterness. Finish is dry. Not bad, but this lacks the characteristics of a good milk stout. Some of the flavors do not seem to be cohesive either. This tastes more like a dry stout blended with a brown ale. This is not milky or sweet enough in my opinion.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Way too sweet for my tastes. Overly milky for what I prefer but will try again with more open mind.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
creamy stout, but not much acidity compared to other milk stouts. smooth milk chocolate, carmel, honey, brown sugar and oak. very smooth and creamy. i enjoyed this one a lot.