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.
bob_w (348) - 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 (403) - 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 (1840) - 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 (9894) - 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 (694) - 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 (401) - 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 (732) - 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 (1915) - - 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 (1088) - 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.
SlovakSniper (3563) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Tasting session #2 with Frank) 355 ml. Une belle surprise de mon Américain préféré car je n’avais jamais entendu parler de cette brasserie. Au versement, cette bière brune très foncée est visiblement mince. Sa mousse est, par contre, très belle. Il y des traces dans nos deux verres. Le nez est facile à suivre. Il est fait de café noir frais moulu. Il y a une douceur vanillée qui souhaite s’affirmer derrière cela. Au goût, elle n’est pas très compliquée. Ça suinte le café et ça étouffe un peu le reste. Pas mauvais mais assez simple merci. Je ne sens pas du tout le degré d’alcool. J’imagine qu’il n’est pas très élevé. Enfin, ce stout est, en bouche, plutôt mince. Le pétillement est bien actif et cela me dérange un peu. La texture reste tout de même crémeuse. En finale, une amertume franche et une acidité bien sentie des grains de café et des malts torréfiés apparaissent peu convaincantes pour mes papilles et pour le reste. En conclusion, rien de catastrophique. Plutôt un stout ordinaire bu avec une personne qui n’ a rien d’ordinaire.