Borresteijn (6042) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Pours black, off-white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and sweetness. Taste is thin, sweet, coffee, roasted malts. The milk sugar is too sweet for me, didn’t really enjoy this beer. Very smooth mouthfeel though.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black pour, fairly miniscule tan head. Rich smell of mocha and roast malt. Chocolate with roasted tones, lactose. Smooth, nice finish. Could have used just a little more something, not quite sure what though. Still good. Need to try again.
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ’Beersofeurope.co.uk’: Pours a pure black with a thin tan head that vanishes quickly. Aroma of sweet chocolate and malt. Rich flavour with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Quite thick with a lovely mouthfeel. Very nice stout.
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 12 oz botlle - pours out dark with head that thins quickly. Thickish consistency with a milk chocolate mocha bitterness finish. Good beer
robertjm (836) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very creamy head. Dark as sin colorwise. Very pungent aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Wonderful flavor. Not extremely bitter with lots of sweetness from the lactose addition. Smooth going down the palate. I have to confess that this is one of my favorite styles of stout and this is definately one of the better milk stouts I’ve had. I had it a LONG time ago, but haven’t seen it around the SF Bay Area for quite some time. Would buy this again and again if it was readily available.
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very deep´n´dark ruby brown color with small but lacy beige head. Aroma is very chocolatey and lactoce sugary, roasty malty and smooth aroma overall. Lactoce sugary, chocolatey and roasty malty flavor. Medium-bodied and lively btu softly carbonated palate.
Dedollewaitor (15229) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Madsnp. Pours dark brown with a off white bubbly head. Aroma is roasted/burnt malts. Quite ashy. Smooth palate. Some chocolate & bitter coffee. Very drinkable!
jonas (6479) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Bottle. Sweet and spicy milk chocolate nose. Very dark, Lacing off-white head. Chocolate, light cofee, spices (cinnamon, allspice), restrained milk acid, roast, a bit salt, enough hops in the finish - quite delicious mix. Medium to light, creamy body. Mhh, my kind of beer.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and strong chocolate and coffee and extremely sweet. Flavor starts out very sweet and rich like chocolate milk, but gets a little more bitter in the finish, which creates a nice contrast, like moving from milk chocolate to bitter chocolate. Medium-full body, and a nice creamy mouth feel. Definitely Left Hand’s best beer, and a really enjoyable stout. Bonus: It went really well with a glass of whiskey :)
Piggy (27) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour dark chocolate brown with a small beige thin lacing head. Smell roasty chocolate notes with hints of caramel and coffee. Taste bittersweet with coffee and chocolate lingering.