Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep cola brown with a thin ecru head. Aroma of Droste Cocoa. Flavors of coffee and chocolate. Bitter roast finish
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: dang near black, creamy pour with a beige head. aroma: roasty, full of coffee, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla, definite lactose tang with a hint of soy sauce. taste: scads of semi-sweet dark chocolate (tending to sweet), with coffee, vanilla, and talc. finish: lasting sweetness, lactic notes, just a tad of smoke; creamy palate. notes: Solid milk stout. Not the best ever, but very respectable. Bottle from the Beer & Wine Cellar.
Luvystypotables (1652) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A smoky malt aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate, pours a black color with a lasting tan well laced head. Lighter body with a taste of chocolate and smoked malt with a smoky finish.
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black. nice dark head and good lacing. Malty aroma and notes of chocolate. Creamy and refreshing, some carbonation. This is a good beer.
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, medium beige head, great lacing. Aroma is super roasty, coffee, lactose. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, sharp, burned, lactose and coffee. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
JStax (5226) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a curved wall pint. The beer is dark brown with a khaki head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has nutty notes, some milky character, moderate sweetness, subtle bitterness in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
black; nice, roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee notes; smooth, roasted malt flavor with chocolate and coffee notes
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Brixx. The pour’s black with a small head. The nose is lactose, but, melted candy bar. The taste is nice,giggly sweet with a dry bitter finish. More cream, brown sugar. Whole nut Cadbury. Slightly toasty. Light body, smooth. Excellent for what it is.
obguthr (5653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Charcoal and coffee nose. Mahogany, thin head. Coffee flavor, light residual sweetness especially in the end, but not readily identifable as lactose. Smooth, soft carbonation.
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12
Aroma: This one has a nose of milk chocolate, coffee, cream, and just a drop of oat
Appearance: It has a brown-black colored pour with a brown head and some creamy lace
Flavor: The flavor of this beer is medium sweet, medium roasty, and a little bit bitter too
Palate: This one feels pretty creamy, it has a medium body, a soft carbonation, and a light dry finish
This was the mystery beer of the day at the brew pub, and I thought it was a pretty solid example of this style. It isn’t a special beer, but it is quite solid with a nice mouthfeel.