bartlebier (2537) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(2012 backlog recollected in abstinentia) Draught@McGillin’s Olde Ale House, PA 09/2012. What could be better with lunch than an Old World style stout sampled in a PA Irish pub...was the reasoning. Served underchilled, hence first picked up on the smooth milk chocolate notes before noticing they were rather due to a Nesquick cocoa powder dust, working in accord with subtle roast. Quick and dry finish. Probably more of a smooth treat when served at higher temp.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Having this side-by-side with Terrapin’s Moo-Hoo, this one pales in comparison. This is still a solid choice, but the flavor is more simple and the feel is more thin than I’d like in a milk stout. It makes it more of a stout you’d sip on on a hot summer day, but it’s more simple. Solid chocolate flavor with a good roastiness... it does about everything you’d want in a milk stout to a tee, but it’s a bit thin, and I just didn’t enjoy the flavor quite as much as Moo-Hoo. This would be an easy one to enjoy in any situation. Quite light and tasty, just nothing extraordinary.
BierMeHoos (328) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque, brown-black with a tan head. Taste of chocolate, caramel, and sweet roasted malt. Medium body and low carbonization. Would give it a higher rating if it was thicker or creamier, but it's not.
Emeister84 (1536) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild aromas of cocoa powder and vanilla. Black with a ruby shine, somewhat lasting beige head. Flavors reflect aromas, milk chocolate, a little sweet, some hop bitterness for balance, some dust. Medium bodied, very smooth.
GreatDane1632 (947) - USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in a trade from BMoosey --- Poured out of the bottle into a glass. Opaque black with light tan head that lingers for a bit. Roasted coffee aroma with a hint of chocolate. Seems like a pretty good example of the Milk Stout style. The roast is what shines through. Very good finish. Real nice beer.
phillybass (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is the second time I have given this beer a chance and also the second time it has disappointed me. Overall what disappoints me the most is how the beer seems thin in body and weak on flavor. On the plus side it does have a lot of potential given the slight coffee notes and the roasted malt flavors.
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trapped (1309) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Dark brown, spongy tan head, roasted malt aroma, slightly bitter coffee taste, long finish. Not as sweet as you’d expect from a milk stout.
MadRobin (2343) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Middle Eastern Cuisine in Takoma Park, MD.
Opaque, brown-black with a tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and light molasses.
Taste of chocolate, caramel, and sweet roasted malt.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization.
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AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One finger espresso crema head, black in color. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt, molasses, some coffee, lite bitterness. Creamy, lite carbonation. After the initial taste the beer looses flavor and it just falls off. Good beer but missing something.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6 pk purchased from the brewery. Pours medium bodied with ample head that lasts throughout. Smells of medium roast coffee beans, hot chocolate powder, faint vanilla bean. Taste is sweet, earthy, surprisingly pronounced smoke flavor. Faint carbonation that decreases with temp increase. Subtle fruitiness - cherries? berries? A really good, exemplary milk stout.