Fantabox (17) - USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ The Beer Junction. Nitro.
High drinkability. Very nice, almost comforting, espresso taste with a solid stout to back it up. Not an overwhelming bitter taste, yet enough to compliment the robust malt sweetness and coffee finish.
VertBaconStrips (2149) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at MKT. Right off the bat I dig this. Espresso, hazelnut, perfect sweetness, milkish, medium roast, light fruit, smooth chocolate, creamy feel and bitterness that you forget about. Quick review might not do this justice.
Lizardking3 (172) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark black with creamy tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, licorice root, vanilla. Taste is massively coffee all around, as if the grounds were in your mouth. Chocolate and root beer in the middle of the mouth, with vanilla and hop finish. This is good, but for a stout with lactose, it definitely lacks a velvety thick mouthfeel, and is a bit light on the booziness.
Mr_Native (6) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one good beer, great crisp taste coffee notes are on point with a nice smokey finish. Highly recommended.
Tonkun (975) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark cola pour with a nice off white head. Coffee, chocolate, oat, raisin, licorise. Stronger than expected carbonation making this refreshing. Medium body. Coffee is there but is more milk coffee. Nice effort
UXO (650) - 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, Iím somewhat surprisingly getting essentially no chocolate at all, and the body tends to the thin and watery. I donít say this often, but it could actually use a little more sweetness - the ďmilkĒ (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 (9165) - San Diego County, 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 (351) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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
andrewturba (1151) - 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 (693) - 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 itís smooth, mellow with coffee flavours predominating. Very nice. 3.8.
Reimer96 (1446) - 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.