bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Lark. As I approached the bar at The Lark last night, a friend welcomed me and suggested that I try something new on tap. The dark brown ale looked to be very dense and the slight aroma of roasted malts came forward. It was probably too cold at the time to illicit anything more than the malts for my nose to enjoy, but I went ahead with the first taste to see what it was like. I found the delicious milk stout to be similar to one of my favorites from Colorado and when it warmed up a little, the subtle chocolates and chalky cocoa elements surfaced. As the slight lacing descended in the glass, I knew my friend’s suggestion had been perfect starter for my beer group’s meeting that evening and to share with other friends who would soon darken the door.
hfmejias (982) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured black, with a minimal tan head. Tons of coffee on the nose, some roast notes and som chocolate hints. Taste is chocolate and coffee, nice roasty notes. Very good beer. Extremely enjoyable.
Tonkun (1117) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark espresso pour with a big mocha head. Coffee, oil, wood, caramel, coal, roasted nuts. Medium full body. Brown sugar and coffee throughout. Nice bitter roasty finish
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong roast and bready malt. Thin mouth, brown sugar, coffee bean, light bitterness, good.
BillWyce (829) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler fill from GAT Beer, NE Philadelphia. Poured opaque black with a small, thin dark tan head that was gone quickly. Aroma mixes notes of roasted coffee and molasses. Maybe some cocoa too. Body is medium and lightly oily, with a lightly dry finish. Flavor of roasted coffee with a sweet note underneath from the brown sugar. A touch of cream appears as it warms.
Pumpkin87 (117) - - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque brown with explosively foamy mocha head, which persists as significant skim and lacing.
Nose is coffee and cocoa. Palate follows suit along with caramelized sugar, hints of cherries and pepper in well-balanced combination. Mouthfeel is very creamy. That may be all the carbonation as much as the milk element, but it gentles the alcohol.
Slight bitter grounds on finish, but this is a good ha’pint of coffee stout. I’ll look for it again when the weather turns cool.
dlovell2 (1185) - 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 (373) - 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 (425) - 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 (1971) - 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 (10076) - 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.