kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is beige and robust, body is black. It smells roasty, darkmalty, coffee, sweet. The taste is maltaromatic, darkmalty, roasty, bit bitter-coffee, coffee, less hoppy. Good
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at CBD. Almost black, thick, creamy brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate. Taste is mill chocolate and sweetened caffe au lait. Light body.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
cooking chocolate pops up first with other rather sweet flavours, but the most notable aspect of this is the superb creamy, milky palate. goes down rather wonderfully. think perhaps liquid milk chocolate...with malt. the sweetness is just right and all round this is a wonderful stout.
horotane (18) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sweet, and I canít drink too much. Still not old enough to wallow in dark beer, almost anyone who is Iíve introduced to this hasnít looked back. Blatantly non vegan is a plus.
Beersiveknown (2137) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask @ Cassels CBD bar, Christchurch 12/1/13
Dark brown with fluffy latte head, dry coffee, redcurrant, chocolate, slight lactose sweetness and burnt sugar notes in finish. Could use more lactose as is quite dry.
Cantabrian (680) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh, what a rewarding experience! Hand pump, at Casselís brewery in Christchurch. Difficult to separate the beer from the brewery in this case. The great environment potentiates the fabulous beer. I had been counting the days to come here and try this milk stout, perhaps the closest I could get to the ever elusive Mackeson. I am not aware of any other New Zealand-made Milk Stout currently available, and now I can support my election of this Casselís Milk Stout as being certainly the best stout AND the best beer in New Zealand. So, letís start with the bad points: first that it is not bottled by Casselís. Right, something to do with being organic, which is great PR, sure, pleasing a vocal minority whoís not drinking beer anyway! Please forget the organicness and do give us the chance to purchase this wonderful beer and have it at home or in our alpine cottages. Second is the aroma. I wouldnít say itís a negative point, but it is quite too subtle, not chocolaty neither malty. Strange, I could not identify, although some of the people around my table (unaware that this was a MILK stout) did associate it with something unnameably bovine, and it was NOT lactose! Never mind, the aroma is not unpleasant at all, maybe milk powder, as it has been suggested by other enthusiasts. It is just an elusive bouquet, perhaps part of the furtive character of a true milk stout. The beer is deeeeeep dark brown, almost black, in contrast with the very light vanilla coloured head. And what a head! Soft carbonation, creamy, thick and sexy. All that vitality preparing us to enjoy the next step: the flavour. The taste is mellow, subtle and sweet but not heavy, with roasted malts and chocolates without being any fudgy, a whiff of coffee, with a brilliant use of hops just to balance the sweetness and give it some dryness for the agreeable finish. Full bodied beer, taking me on its thick dark flow across the Canterbury plains, celebrating the thousands of dairy cows that feed on lush grass and daily follow their milking routine, helping make New Zealand a true land of milk and honey. THIS is the beer to celebrate the Canterbury heritage. Iíd have it with good old pub food, curries and cantonese custard pies. In the end, not only the evening was lovely, but it was great to get a tap handle label and a Milk Stout t-shirt to commemorate this great beer of Christchurch.
Wombata (350) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Draft. Hand pump.
Aroma: Chocolate, light coffee, creamy.
Palate: Very soft and smooth texture.
Flavor: Soft creamy chocolate and light coffee notes.
Comments: Very mild, but rather nicely done. Yes, Iíll have another please. This puts many beers with overly sweet chocolate extracts to shame.
walkingstd (20) - - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favourite Nz milk stout I've tried. Bitterness gives way to a pleasant creamy aftertaste. Easant drinking. On hand pull at Volstead in Che Che.
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sunevdj (2919) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the restaurent. Pours placke with a medium beige head. Dry with some sweetness. Aromas of toasted malts and hints of dark sugars. Medium bodied with a nice and smooth mouthfeel. Very soflly carbonated. Dry, toasted finish with hints of residual sugars.
deusax (418) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 On tap @Cassels&Sons Brewery. Nice white head, which leaves quite quickly. Coffe and chocolate notes.Really smoothie palate. A good and original stout!