ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: October 21, ’13.
A: Semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, nuts and coffee.
A: Pours a nearly pitch black a two finger khaki shade head.
T: Follows the nose, albeit slightly subdued. Roast grains lead the way with firm cocoa notes but they aren’t as decadent as the nose suggested. Some dark fruits, toasty, nutty and earthy hop notes also present.
P: Medium body and a lot of carbonation for a stout.
O: This is a good beer, not a great one, I was expecting a little more in the after-taste and a bigger mouth-feel and the somewhat sweet taste I have had in other milk stouts was not there.
phillybass (42) - 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 (558) - 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 (1597) - 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 (79) - 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 (29) - 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.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: Pours a black stout with, as anticipated, no light coming through. single finger latte head dissipates over a minute or so leaving a scattered spotting of the same.
S: A big spread of butter on the beer. Some anise, molasses, resin. Okay nose, nothing special.
T: Oaty, creamy, dark fruit (plum/fig), some bing cherries in there as well. For a stout, this isn’t really doing it. It’s drinkable, but not particularly impressive.
M: Medium body with high carbonation. Only slightly slicking, but then dries.
O: Below average IMO.
Serving type: bottle
Theydon_Bois (6459) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bruces Pad, from Wegmans Downington, 09/12/13.
Light black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is light roast, lactic tang, dark fruits, touch of berry fruit, dark toffee fudge.
Taste comprises dark toffee, light cocoa, lactic tang, fruit cake.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure with light roast notes.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
9th December 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Colin. Almost clear dark brown beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, airy and a little soft. Light airy malt, touch of roast. Dry lactose. Finishes airy and dry. Meh!
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a medium light tan head. The nose is milk chocolate, earth, toast, pine, ash and coffee grinds. The taste is toast, dark fruit, light tang, earth, lactose, coffee grinds, milk chocolate and a touch of cream cheese. Medium body and fine carbonation. A solid milk stout.