Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Free bomber courtesy of RABinVA. Thanks Ryan! Pull this out to celebrate my 900th Virginia rating! Pretty sure I’ve never had a blackberry milk stout before, so this should be interesting. Pours a clear blackberry color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of mild berries, chocolate, toffee, wood, vanilla. The taste is almost a bit sour. Bright, tart berries, wood, citrus, toffee, booze. Medium bodied. I might like a little more stout character, but overall this is very nice.
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
plum purple, brown, light head fades fast
some tart lactic acid nose with figs and currants
slightly boozy, sweet but in a bitter way. some currants and blackberries. tart and roast finish
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to D Froms for this! Deep plum colored pour. Definitely blackberry and raspberry, dark fruit, touches of roast, weirdly spritzy on the palate. Weird stuff.
nimbleprop (6996) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a watery, mahogany brown with some cloudy, white head. Nose has plenty of blackberry, some toast, some chocolate. Flavor is sweet, fruity, more than just berries, some vanilla, some chocolate, a little licorice. Slightly watery, fruity finish. I wanted a bit more.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown, frothy white head. Nose is muted cocoa and nut, thin chocolate and grain. Flavor is nutty, barky and chocolate, light earth with short finish, chalky body. Pretty plain, few flaws, though sweet.
mikem409 (1964) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks mick! pours near black tan head. licorice and smoked oak aroma. taste is medium thick with lots of caramel and slight barrel flavor
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL purplish wax thanks to dfroms! Pours a clear, deep ruby with weak beige foam. Webby lacing. Nose is Twizzlers, tomato, plastic, licorice, pepper. Taste is is pepper, tomato, some umami/savoriness. Strange.
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance: dark brown ruby with frothy white head. Aroma: mild chocolate, roasted melt, blackberry. Taste: oak, mild chocolate, berries, some roasted malt bitterness at end. Mouthfeel: medium to high thickness with medium carbonation. Overall: pretty tasty milk stout with a berry background.
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Pailhead (6274) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, coconut, fruit, mint, and faint apple. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a small beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and caramel. The finish has light-moderate lemon, coconut, bourbon, and fruit. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery for the release party. Clear very dark brown pour with not much light tan head. There is a distinct sourness twinge - but it is more like a ’slight tartness’ than a ’crisp sourness’. Sweet and dark berry (which I thought cherry, before finding out it was blackberry). medium body, but maybe a little watery. Roast and a little weird note on the nose that I can’t quite place. Cinnamon in the background on the flavor and oakey on the tail end with a little bit of alcohol heat on the finish. Reminded me of New Belgium Clutch a little.