vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a crimson hue and deep tan soapy head. The aroma has lots of milky roasted malt, bitter cocoa and vanilla. Medium fully rich body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with cream and coffee bitterness along with heavily roasted malt. The finish has a lot more bitterness than expected for something called a ’milk stout’ , but still smooth and enjoyable. A very good stout.
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle, RBNAG07. Dark brown, almost black. Medium greyish brown head. Bold roasted chocolate aroma. Smooth texture. Licorice flavours. Surprisingly dry for a milk stout. Lacks sweetness. Nice cocao aroma and flavour.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with creamy tanned head. Nose is sweet milk with some chocolate & coffee. Flavor strongly milky with a bit sweet chocolate and burned malt. Finishes drier and nicely bitter. Medium bodied with creamy & perhaps a bit syrupy mouthfeel.
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice beer indeed. Smooth body and nice aroma of coffee and some chocolate. One detractor might be a bit of a thin texture, but flavor makes up for that and more. A nice stout.
unclemike (2456) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet aroma, with notes of coffee and roasted malts. Appearance is a dark brown/red, slight head. The flavor has a chocolate coffe taste, with definite notes of lactose from the milk. This milk sugar adds a slightly sour taste to the overall sweetness. Mouthfeel is a little thick, and the finish is long lasting. Overall a decent stout
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with smallish tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate. Sweet, creamy taste eases into a medium bitter finish. Very nice beer.
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark brown. Not as black as expected. Thin tan head. Aroma was nice but not strong. The beer seemed a little thin to stand up to the added sweetness of the lactose. Not as good as duck rabbit for a true milk stout, and definitly not as good as bells 2x cream.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attractive, rich sweet stout with very little aroma but a smooth sweet chocolate punch hits the taster on the first sip and allows them a very pleasant ride all the way to the bottom of the pint class.
Give this one a try.
travita (4310) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in color with a decent tannish colored head. Slight coffee and toastines in the smell. Creamy and smooth. Easy to drink. A little sweetness.
idbowman82 (62) - Painesville, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, opaque brown, with medium-small light brown head.
Aroma is immediately of coffee with plenty of sugar and cream, and bit of nuttiness. The taste follows suit. The taste (for me) progressed from a very nutty and roasty/roasted malt, and then a toffee/coffee/cream/sweet taste dominated, with the last notes lingering being espresso/coffee.
As to palate, it was very smooth and creamy, just slightly carbonated and finishes smooth with some bitterness.
Overall, a stout worth paying for.