Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Coldbrewky. This is my very first Milk Stout, so I had absolutely no idea what it would be like. The color is black/brown, the head is golden, creamy and nice. The aroma has a slight milky sourness and so does the flavour, but itís not unpleasant and doesnít feel like an infected beer. I also get notes of chocolate and cocoa and a bit of coffee. The overall impression is a rather weak stout, but it was very nice to experience a typical Milk stout, thank you Steve. 1892
coldbrewky (1465) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Light smoky aroma with a rolling tan head that settles slowly. creamy full but shortlived body. Oaty with vanilla and caramel gentle bitterfinish. Better on the warm side. Let it sit in your glass and read a chapter, youíll thank me.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The lactose is strong in this one, especially in the finish, it just leaves you with a neverending taste of bad milk. Whoops. Overall this is not too bad, but it tastes a little "cold," really, with that kind of bite, even as it warms to over 60. Aroma is nice, if very mellow and subdued, roast and milk. Really the sour milk thing is too much, I canít take it.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a moderate sized light tan head, average at best lacing. Aroma is coffee, oats, light roast and chocolate, caramel. Flavor brings this, a light sweetness, creamy mouthfeel. Nice.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black/brown with a modest, frothy tan cap. Roasty, burnt malt and subtle chocoalte-coffee cream. Medium, balanced body. Solid.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
served at NYC Brewtopiafest. pours a deep black body with a small tan head. yum. yum. right from the start. extremely strong, well-balanced and potent flavors that intrigue and delight. the aroma is roasted and nutty. the flavors are roasted, roasted, roasted. quite a bit of coffe, caramel, vanilla and chocolate malts. toffee and a slight bready yeasty hide out in the undertone. full body, thick consistency on the palate. a real winner.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Dark black with a light brown/tan head. Nice sweet chocolatey aroma, a bit of chicory and herbal hop notes throughout as well. There is also a lovely minty note over the top that works very well here. Cocoa and sweet caramel flavour. Flavour matches with a deep rich oaty flavour mixed with the other sweet malts and chocolate. Some earthy hop flaovur ov the back with just enough bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Warming brings out a bit of cherry and molasses. Really nice stout.
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with hints of red coming through with the light. Average size darker tan creamy head that left some nice lacing. Aroma of coffee grinds, cocoa, roasted malts, some vanilla. Was starting to pick up some coffee with cream and light sugar as this warmed. Flavor was more of the roasted malts, the coffee grinds, dark chocolate and lactose.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Light aroma to this stout, a touch of chocolate. Thin mouth feel and a slight coffee bitterness. Nothing great.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of head recedes to a ring around opaque darkness.
-Vanilla-tinged maltiness is covered in timid roastiness; nothing really attracts, but this spells well-crafted.
-Dark chocolate and vanilla sweetness are deepened by cheerful cherry undertones.
-An appropriate CO2 dosage leaves full view of the very well malted, suave mouthfeel.
What if you dig deeper?
-Dark fruit and molasses unite to dominate the finish, yielding only a smidge of roastiness.
-The nourishing mouthfeel is definitely my favorite feature here.
-The maltís sweetness builds in the aroma upon warming.
-This is a competent sweet stout, no doubt very fine for sessions.
Bottle; no date.