UXO (1300) - CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours crystal clear (flashlight confirmed) ruby brown with one fat finger of medium dense beige head diminishing quickly to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is strong coffee, lactose sweet, mild dark roasty malt, light dark fruit. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body tending a little to watery, slightly creamy texture, low carbonation, mildly bitter finish. (3/5)
Not a bad coffee milk stout, but fairly pedestrian. Definitely smells better than it tastes, and clearly gets a lot of that smell from the added espresso, instead of from the grain bill. Despite the darkness and the presence of some roasted malts, I’m somewhat surprisingly getting essentially no chocolate at all, and the body tends to the thin and watery. I don’t say this often, but it could actually use a little more sweetness - the “milk” (lactose) sweetness usually brings more creaminess, and that might help the slightly watery body. On the up side, neither the coffee nor the dark malt comes through as harsh. Pleasant, without being all that exciting. (14/20)
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ Encinitas Ale House ][ $6-7 ][ Conical Pint ][ 4.4.15 ]
>> Clear, deep cola pour looking black in the glass with filmy, oily lacing. Nose is toasted hazelnut, prune, big raisin. Taste is oily, silky, toasted hazelnut, big coffee, Kailua, mild warming. Rich, robust body. Really impressive for abv.
katrinaez (1098) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2015 Outstanding beverage. Rich and creamy. Coffee and cream slight cocoa taste. Wish we had another bottle. Saw below a low rating for tap...want to find it in tap to compare.Bottle
Just had on tap and can see why everyone rated it so low. It doesn’t translate over tap. It has no taste in tap form. Only get the bottle NEVER GET TAP!!!!
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small creamy tan head and good lace. Aroma is coffee/espresso, milk(lactose), roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavour is espresso, roasted malt, sweet milk, chocolate and a moderately dry finish.
stantheman (855) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle at Hops Northwest in New Westminster. A black beer with moderate tan head and a heavy but pleasant coffee nose. In the mouth it’s smooth, mellow with coffee flavours predominating. Very nice. 3.8.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an almost opaque black with a frothy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, Cocoa, espresso, coffee, sweet chocolate and creamy latte. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa, sweet lactose, coffee and a nice sharp bitterness from the expresso on the finish but never harsh. Excellent milk stout with added espresso... Great balance.
mstrcrwly (912) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap,poured into a pint glass..dark brown with a fluffy tan head..big coffee aroma with some milk,roasted nuts..doesn’t taste like it smells..underwhelming.
Ernesto987 (5332) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, pretty nice, the roastyness from the coffee balance out the sweetness from the lactose. A very nice blend. Very tasty.
dfearnley (1575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Coffee bitterness, toasted malt, oat, and dark chocolate. Black with a thin mottled tan head; nice lacing. Taste is coffee, vanilla wafer, chocolate, milk, and oats. It ends with a nice bitterness.
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HHNNNNNGG love this beer. Dark brown pour with a tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and cocoa. Great balanced flavor of the coffee and cocoa, this is a perfect dessert beer