Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle poured a translucent brownish black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of chocolate milk, light roastinesslight vanilla and a hint of carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied, smooth and watery.Flavors of milk chocolate, light roast and light vanilla with a smooth clean finish. What a disappointment!
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, bubbly, dark brown head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted grain, caramel), light hops (grass), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of soured, sweaty socks, milk, and plastic. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness and bitterness, moderate acidity.
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 15, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, thanks yespr. Pours a nice deep dark red-brown colour. Sweet caramel grainy aroma. The flavour is quite sweet with some roasted malt, grains and some chocolate. Sweet roastish grainy finish.
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very dark black colour, few foam, chocolate nose, slightly roasted, sweet and light-bodied, lactic, brief light bitter finish
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of dried grains, powdered milk and toasted chocolate malt. Light body. More like a dark lager than a stout.
Drake (9964) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours a very dark reddish black with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet malts and raisin with a rotten vegetable note and which initially had an odd bologna like meaty note that fortunately dissipated. Taste is very thin with roasted malts, light dark fruits and a metallic note. Thin bodied. This one is not so hot.
FatPhil (9905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
250ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Italian Weeks 2010)
5 Very sweet sugary aroma, but loads of metal too.
4 Deep brown, lovely chocolate coloured head.
6 slightly irony taste, but that mellows to being just deep roast after a few sips. Clearly sweet, but that doesn’t jump out at you. Reasonable balance
4 sweet smoothness, but not sticky, carbonation crispens it up nicely. Finish sweet and burnt roastiness
13 I liked this. I think these guys could make a very good dry strong stout.
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted from a 11.2 oz bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Pours a deep black body with a medium brown/black head that dissipates pretty quickly. Incredibly wine-like and alcoholic in the head (even though it’s rated at around 4% ABV). This is probably from the lactose. Creamy and milky mouthfeel. Dark malty flavor like a stout with a definitive milk-like character (again probably from the lactose). Quite thin and smooth.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized borwn head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and light caramel. Tastes of roasted / burnt malts, chocolate, caramel, and had a coffee bitter finish. With the name, I was expecting more of a Lacto presence.
Benzai (9432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Sampled @ home shared with Martinus. Opaque pitch black color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, sweet malts, slightly some bitterness, some caramel. Could be worse.