ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown color. The head a nicely uniform one finger khaki shade. Itís bubbly yet soft, retaining itself acceptably. Small streaks of lacing are left on the glass.
S: Lots of lactose cream. And I mean a lot. Chocolate also comes through quite well, and combined with the sweet nuttiness also provided, almost gives it a roasted hazelnut vibe. Roasted barley comes out when it warms up. A very likable aroma, actually.
T: Chocolate is prevalent on the opening, fading out past the midtaste. At first, the finishing combination of roasted barley and leafy hops actually do a good job of cutting the sweetness...but only at first. Vanilla and cream soda notes start to accumulate on the palate, drowning out the roasted/hoppy bitterness and replacing it with a cloying sensation. Aside from being too sweet, itís also kind of messy...with just a bit more balance, this one could have been really good.
M: It doesnít have the creamy-yet-dry finish I like in a milk stout. Given how sweet it is, the mildly rough palate isnít a good fit with all of the sweetness running rampant. Drinkable enough, I suppose, if the sweetness doesnít deter you.
O: I really liked the aroma here - wish I could say the same about the flavor profile and palate feel. While itís not bad, it doesnít come together nearly as well as it should.
Inbreak (2638) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 19.06.2013, tap @ The Ginger Man NY:
Small creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet roasted, dark malts, dark sugar, mocha, caramel, lactose, coffee. Taste is sweet, dark sugar, mocha, coffee, grass, lactose. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, a little too sweet.
zizzybalubba (1593) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Dark brown pour with a thin khaki head. Rich chocolate aroma. The flavor is much lighter on the chocolate than anticipated with the sweetness from the lactose coming through. Surprising amount of alcohol warmth from this one. A good milk stout, but I donít get as much chocolate as I had hoped for.
Slipstream (2193) - USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Buddha Bar. Lots of rich chocolate brownie flavor, along with a little espresso & pumpernickel. Tasty & nicely balanced.
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Poured opaque black, with a small, thin tan head and moderate bubbling along the glass. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey. Medium body, mildly oily, with a soft, pleasing finish. Rich chocolatey flavor that mixes with a roasty note that lingers nicely. The cream comes forward as it warms, and mixes with the chocolate while lending a light sweetness.
gringo332 (565) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown pour with tan head ring. Sweet almost lactose notes. Roasty and cocoa, but somewhere in the aroma, there is a tootsie roll. Some coffee and a bit of tobacco on the finish. But overall, a pleasant, drinkable sweet stout. Nothing overly special though.
RRistow12 (394) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap. Almost black in color with tan head. Aroma is roasty chocolate. Taste is chocolate malty goodness with some roasty coffee taste with some cream. Very tasty.
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ben4321 (4547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Giannone, 8/31/13
Aroma: The nose is mild and moslty chocolate, with some roast, and sweet malts as well
Appearance: It pours a dark brown colorwith a small head and some light, drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is sweet and malty, not a ton going on, pretty one dimensional
Palate: The body is light for the style and it has a thin feel, soft carbonation, and a short duration
I thought this beer was okay, but ultimately it is just a little too one dimensional and a little too thin to get a higher score than this.
blutt59 (6167) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dark brown pour with creamy white foam, vanilla extract and chocolate aroma, flavor is malty vanilla cream, chocolate , dry finish
Damico (2802) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
push dark black brown clear with a big creamy cocoa colored head. Aroma and flavor are lighter as expected from a single sweet stout, with a decently creamy body. You get chocolate, not too sweet or bitter but blended well on that body, roasted malts as well.