afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Joe Mama’s Milk from the bottle (hah) is a thin coffee stout that’s totally replaceable. It reminds me of Central Waters’ Coffee Stout, which I didn’t really like either. There’s not much coffee at all in the aroma (what’s there is burnt), and none in the taste. The aroma is all malt, the taste is all sugar. There’s no trace of 8% alcohol, which would be welcome for some, but for me is the same as a sugary cocktail.
It does look great, and it has a clean finish, so this is a milk stout you could drink all night. Plus the flavors are balanced, even though they are tame. So it’s not without its positives. But still, for a highly rated beer, and one that I was very excited to have arrive at my local shop, this brew is a let-down. Back to Green Flash’s Double Stout for me!
crajun (870) - , Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from ed5388; thanks ED! not a fan of milk stouts in general, but this would have to be the best one I have tried - many things going on here and they all work. T - lactose, roast, and coffee. nice dark pour. med+ palate. taste was like aroma with lactose slight in beginning and coffee dominating on back end - very niice!
RobertDale (2846) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks James! Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, lactose, and vanilla. Hint of alcohol at the finish. Nice.
UDBeernut (1411) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i had this on draft many, many, many moons ago. 4 years ago to be more or less exact. never rated due to ba’s servers taking a beer broh paid vacation to belgium. pours deep dark ruby red, lighter edges, minimal head. strong black coffee nose. weird mouth and taste, slight astringency, light watery coffee. medium bod. i remember when had on draft the bar keep was all like, u’re a big dude u can handle. and i was all like, i don’t take no back talk from a bar keep. then wyatt erp was all shaking in his boots. ahhhh.... those were the days.
trapped (558) - TURKEY - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Drak brown with tan sppongy head, caramel-chocolate aroma, sweet coffe taste, low carbonation, long finish. The sugary taste is a bit overpowering biut great otherwise.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Dave! Bottled: unk
Pours the usual dark brown on black with a fairly solid sheet of faint taupe and little if any lace. I could smell this from the desk, some cocoa, lots of coffee, sharp CO2, leather, ink, tobacco (faintly) - decent nose. Flavor is initially, well, milky with a slight bitterness. There is a really pleasant follow with some dark chocolate and bitter coffee. The coffee in this one is bitter and bites back, hardcore coffee that percolated for a good hour before chillin and hittin the enamel on the dentites. A good assertive flavor profile. The body is medium with a bit hi carb for my preference and this takes away from the vastness of the beer. Overall a nice one to have around and enjoy. Glad I was able to try it and glad to have another for the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FROM NOTES: August 2, ’12
Poured from a bottle into a shaker glass at BBC ’12.
A: Coffee as expected along with lactose, dark chocolate, some roasted maltyness comes through as well.
A: Pours an extremely deep, dark brown to borderline black with a one-finger tan crown that shows little retention or lace.
T: Roasted malt and coffee flavors dominate early, followed by some caramel and fruit flavors and a nice clean finish for a big beer. Uncommon for an Imperial, it is very balanced with malts and hops working equally for your palate. The lactose sweetness is just enough to notice but not strong.
P: Light carbonation, creamy smooth silkiness.
O: Oh how I love a good Imperial Stout and Joe Mama’s Milk is a mild sweet stout that is very easy to drink. It will NOT disappoint.
DrewFace (413) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to dmac. Pours a deep dark, pretty much black color with light brown head. Big coffee aroma, dark roast, mild chocolate notes. Lots of coffee in the flavor throughout. Roasty. Sweet milky lactose finish. Overall very good coffee beer.
kermis (4193) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours Near black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, coffee, caramel, soy and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
larryLSB (393) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Dark brown with small tan head. Sweet milky nose with a mild coffee aroma. Taste was smooth, coffee was predominant. Overall very good.
merc7186 (1661) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours great with a solid black color, an off brown foamy head and good lacing on the glass. The beer smells decently with a coffe smell up front and a bitter chocolate malt on the back end. The taste is decent with a blend of burnt chocolate, brown sugar, and a coffee finish. The mouthfeel is decent with the beer being decently carbonated and a dry bitter aftertaste. Overall, this beer was decent but had too much similarity with the Mothers Milk Stout.