stravale (2234) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tomlinsons Beer Shop, Inverness
Black, thin ruby edges, big tan frothy head, good lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, deep dark caramel malts, some coffee, dark sugars, smooth, hint of toast
Taste of smooth roasted malts, milk sugars, deep caramel malts, bit of liquorice, soft dark sugars, bit of treacle, soft dark fruits, gentle, really good flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth rich malts, good mouthfeel. Finish as main flavour, bit woody. smooth clean finish
Overall - Very good example of the style, so smooth and easy drinking yum yum
johndoughty (4063) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a small head, Chocolate is the dominant flavour although it doesn’t take over. A very pleasant stout.
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
lovely black pour with a thin tan head. bags of chocolate in the flavour, let down by its lack of body. sweet finish.
probably good on your cornflakes!
madmitch76 (15834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Clear red - brown beer. Good pale tan head. Demi dry palate. Tangy dark malt with a good balance of lacto sweetness. Traces of red fruits. Semi dry finish. Tasty little beer, does what it says on the tin.
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. A black beer with ruby red highlights that pours with a thin disappearing tan head. It has strong liquorice, chocolate and blackcurrant flavours followed by a sweet and roasted finish.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reasonable - think it lacked the oomph needed for a low abv stout. Not sure what the lactose adds but pleasant enough
Fin (7616) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Bristol Beer Factory consumed at home Sunday 12th Feb’ 2012 Pours dark brown with off white head edging towards beige. Smooth and with a nice milky chocolatey flavour, medium body and with a little caramel but with some creaminess as well/ Pleasant easy drinking stout, only a light roastiness. Good stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a medium-sized tan head. The nose is mild, some chocolate, cream, light hops. The taste is mellow, mildly sweet, very little bitterness. Some roasted malts, but generally all you get is the smooth mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Overall, OK, but there isn’t enough in the flavor department for me...
Nocturne (863) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 500ml bottle. My first encounter with a milk stout. Black with a thin brown cap. Aroma doesn’t give away much; slightly roasty and chocolately. Fairly low carbonation and slightly viscous. I like the silky smooth mouthfeel, which can probably be attributed to the lactose, but I just feel this is lacking something. There isn’t a great deal in the taste and it feels a bit weak. Not bad though.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with thick toffee head. Aroma is smooth, milky coffee and chocolate syrup, flavours of milk chocolate shake, fudge, finishes with a lovely creamy yet smokey aftertaste which is very pleasant indeed. Enduring flavour is sweet and delicious. Mouthfeel is thick and indulgent, awesome.