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.
Mep3222 (517) - 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 (300) - 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.
Phillies08Champs (700) - 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 (1734) - - 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 (727) - 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 (3233) - Out Of This World, 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.
nimbleprop (4998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at Smoke and Barrel. Pours a watery, translucent black with some swirling tan head. Nose has watered down coffee, brown sugar, some toast, caramel, some malt. Flavor has more to it, malt, molasses, coffee beans, chocolate, toast, brown sugar. Thinner finish than I imagined. Nice.
Dorkasaur666 (12) - - MAY 5, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This isn’t available in my area so I’ve only had two bottles to sample but both of them were from the same batch and WAY over carbonated. Gushed as soon as opened, and even a gentle pour gave 1" of beer and 4" of foam in a pint glass.
About 10 minutes of swishing in the glass and it finally settled a bit but there’s no excuse for shipping it out like that. Brewery screwed up, plain and simple. Bad brewing and really bad quality control on this batch.
I wanted to like it, but the whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth.
Maria (10173) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have been saving this one for a special occasion - and my rating #10.000 qualifies ;) Thank you so much Coldbrewky for this rare treat from November 2009, bottle #221 of 250. The color is black with a red hue along the sides of the glass, and the head is light brown, huge, creamy and very lasting. The aroma has notes of coffee, roasted malt, dark fruits and chocolate. The flavor is sweet - not too sweet nor too little = just right! It has notes of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, hints of licorice, dark fruits and the finish is slightly dry and milky chocolate-ly. The body isn’t overwhelmingly full nor fat and oily, but it is after all a milk stout on turbo, and it comes close enough. Well, I’m happy with my choice and hubby nods....
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of roasted malt,coffee, chocolate. , taste was very smokey, coffee espresso. Well balanced