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!
dlovell2 (1091) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, and vanilla. Flavor is roasted malt smokiness, black coffee, vanilla, and dark cocoa.
bob_w (359) - new york, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice nose, with a little bit of cocoa mixed in with coffee. Rich, delicious malt sweetness with hints of coffee. As it warms, there is an almost cherry-like flavor in the mid-taste to finish. Good body, but not too full. Finishes clean. I’ll definitely pick up one of these on the next cold night.
Voodoo (411) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a thin off white head which disappears quickly.....aroma of wet coffee grounds, earth......taste is earthy, bitter coffee grounds, dried out finish. Quite a different taste for a coffee stout.
NikkTwist (1890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bierstube. Opaque black pour with a rather thick tan head. Fullbodied coffee milk stout. Slight nail polish in the nose - but mostly solid refined coffee flavors. Red peppers. Cocoa nibs. Light molasses. Creamy mouth feel.
hopscotch (9962) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Pours clear and brown with a small, wispy, short-lived head. The nose consists mainly of earthy chili peppers, dark chocolate and a light facet of coffee. Full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and nearly-expired carbonation. The flavor mirrors the aroma, but there is more of the earthy, chili pepper component here than coffee. This is an odd bird, and not especially pleasant. Coffee grounds in the aftertaste.
Mep3222 (745) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee aroma with roasted malts and a slight sweet lactose smell. Taste is very smooth. Tastes of coffee roasted malt with a smooth lactose sweetness. Does not taste strong at all. Maybe get a hint of the brown sugar in here but it is subtle. Nice milk stout if you want some coffee flavors in your stout.
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mstrcrwly (558) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Black Sheep ale house..Jet black with fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,brown sugar,nuts..smooth, creamy mouthfeel..very good.
Macegan75 (740) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Matt McCue. Thanks, bro. Pours black with little head that fades minus a ring around the glass. Aroma is aldehydes, roasted coffee, sweet molasses. First sip is similar with big flavors of brown sugar and espresso. Finish is like the last sip of coffee with a bit of sugar. Nice beer.
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - JUN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-27-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Poured a deep brown- nearly black color with a big billowy light brown head. The head at a moderate pace at first, but then left a persistent ½ finger head on the brew. This faded very slowly to give a good level of lacing.
Smell – Sweet aroma of milk are quite heavy in this brew. There are some lighter aromas of roasted malt and some very light chocolate notes.
Taste – A nice cocoa flavor greets the tongue and stays present throughout the taste. The initial taste has flavors of vanilla sweetness mixed within. Towards the middle the sweetness intensifies, but instead of vanilla in flavor, a milky sweetness of lactose comes to the tongue. Mixed with the cocoa it brings a milk chocolate flavor to the brew. At the very end the milk chocolate is meet with some light coffee and a moderate alcohol flavor which leave a very pleasant flavor in the mouth.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a lower level of carbonation. While a little bit more creaminess would have done the flavors more justice the mouthfeel is good none the less.
Overall – A good drinking mild stout with some great flavors. One to sit back with on a nice cooler evening and sip on with pleasure.
WillRunForBeer (1170) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours like black coffee. Tastes and smells like it too. Reminds me of Surly Coffee Bender, but more roasty.