hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours murky and black with a large, fluffy, beige head that sticks around until my glass is empty. The olfactory highlights are caramel and a mocha-like blend of espresso and fudge. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor is a bittersweet jumble of caramel, milk chocolate, burnt espresso and bitter, ashy charcoal. Finishes sweet, and then almost painfully bitter. I like it, but Iíd like it more if the flavors melded and the bitterness mellowed. Maybe with time. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pour is close to black with some red highlights and a small beige head. Aroma is very coffee-forward with notes of roast, cocoa and chocolate. Flavor is also heavy on the coffee but the milk cream and cocoa shine through more. No alcohol present.
Hophaze (157) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours Black with large dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Velvet smooth mouthfeel with hints if chocolate and wonderful coffee taste. This is a brilliant beer!
kaser (2030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy. Very creamy. Draft at DryHop. Brownish pour with a ton of foamy head. Slight spice to it. But a very creamy milk stout. Good shit
Mittenator (1049) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with a dark tan head. Heavy malt and mild chocolate aromas. Creamy coffee and chocolate.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16th June 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, good size head, dull tan. Palate is softish and dry. Dry creamy malt with medium smoke. Mild roast and dark malt tang. Trace of dry hop. Dry lactose finish. Not bad.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on-tap at BoatWorks in St. Clair Shores, Michigan for $5.25 a pint.
Appearance: One of the most gorgeous looking beers I have ever seen... seriously. Pitch black with two fingers of a tan head that lasts forever. The lacing goes sip-by-sip from the top to the bottom of the glass.
Smell: A little more bitter smelling than Iím accustomed to from a Milk stout. Dark chocolate and coffee are the dominant aromas, for sure. I donít pull much of anything else out. I suppose roasted malts as well, and some slight sweetness, but it doesnít smell like Milk stouts Iíve had in the past (not at all a bad thing).
Taste/feel: Like the smell, slightly bitter (especially on the front), with a smooth semi-sweetness on the finish. Not what I expected, but still very good. The ABV doesnít come through at all in any way, and this is just a very nice beer by Greenbush... one of their best. While I didnít think it was much of a Milk stout at first, the finish let me know why. Roasty bitterness and a good wallop of chocolate on the start, with a silky, semi-sweet finish. Never too bitter, never cloying, just a very well crafted Milk stout.
fattybladdy (419) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, pours a dark brown. Roasted malt in the aroma. Taste is loaded with coffee, along with some milk chocolate. An excellent stout.
574deadzone (844) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Greenbush. Pours black with slight ruby highlights on the edges with a thinner khaki-mocha head and some decent lacing. Coffee forward nose with plenty of roasted barley, toast, cocoa, and hints of alcohol. Pretty sweet, but also quite bitter. Full bodied, creamy, actively carbed, with a long coffee bitter finish. Pretty tasty, doesnít seem as strong as it is.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Renoís East, East Lansing. Deep opaque brown body, medium tight coffee & cream head. Nose of roasted coffee bean, ash, and hints of vanilla. Body with bitter, ashy coffee bean and vanilla bean. Vegetal and bitter with moderate sweetness.