Lukaduke (1479) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to JStax ! Pours a rich burnt umber color with a huge billowing khaki foam... four plus fingers and three pours to get it to settle enough to sip. Nose is lots of milk chocolate, roasted malt, cake and oreo cookies. The palate follows with lots of sweet chocolate notes a tangy bitter undertone and a long roasty finish. Creamy body with a slightly sticky finish.
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a 12oz bottle, 2013 vintage. Black color. Thin brown head. Some loose bits and ropes of lace. Roasty nose, some coffee. Bigger bitter roast and coffee character. Some dark chocolate. Light bite in the finish. Medium to bigger body. Light carbonation, lightly dry finish. Interesting imperial stout... Seems more russian style than milk, though.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown to black. Thick khaki head. Aroma is musty and earthy. Taste has a big sweetness. Sticky finish.
b3shine (3541) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; an opaque brownish black with fluffy tan head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; smooth dark malt and pleasant roast. Tastes like it smells with a sweet backbone. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer.
Dunt (254) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at the Blueberry Eiabock release. Poured into my bourbon county tulip. Pours an ominous black in color with maybe a quarter fingers worth of off-white head. Nose is comprised of chocolate, vanilla bean, and lactose. Vanilla dies down in the flavor and this is more of a traditional milk stout. Prominent chocolate and lactose. Mouthfeel is light and oily, acrid, with gentle carbonation, and a lingering finish. Pretty good milk stout, glad I only bought 2 though.
PhillyCraft (2584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle graciously cracked by someone at best western legendary 2 night tasting. Poured thick and murky like fine mud. Light creamy lacing and head. Full flavors and scent of vanilla beans, chocolate, quick and milk, nuts, malt and sweet bread. Mouthfeel was about medium with lasting finish. Better than miloko and moo hoo guys. Excellent beer from the Kuhnhenn team.
BeerandBlues2 (8481) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roast malt with nutty notes, dark fruits, and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, milk sugar, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
mcberko (4813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from bulldogp04 (thanks a lot, Dean), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is very milky, full of lactose, vanilla beans and cocoa powder. Flavour brings out lactose sugars upfront, followed by vanilla and cocoa further in back, finishes slightly roasty. The whole thing has a very milky quality to it, as advertised, making it quite full-bodied. A nourishing, thick milk stout. Great stuff.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a medium brown color with a biege head. Aroma was big and full of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some caramel sweetness. Flavor was similar, great balance between roast and sweetness, with the inviting hint of coffee and chocolate. A great stout.
Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick, dark, and unclear coffee in color with a creamy beige head. The aroma brings the sweet lactose for sure, but I think have some influence from the berry eisbocks even though I rinsed the glass well. The body is not super creamy, but there are such delicious flavors of cream and coffee blended well.