hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark mohagany color, no head. Roastiness coffe vanilla aroma. Creamy mouth som hops, milky and sugary flavor. Missing something, nothing special but drinkable.
McGarnigle (587) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown/mahogany, diminishing beige head. Smooth, rich coffee flavor; sweet with some offsetting roastiness. Creamy mouth feel. Cafe au lait? If Starbucks sold beer, this would be it.
Tried as Nitro: It’s not the same beer. Nitrogen softens the palate, but takes away a certain bite. Irish stouts are have a roastier bite to them, and CO2 would exacerbate that bitterness. For a sweeter stout, I think the CO2 would be better. As is, this needs an edge.
It appears they sell it both ways, so why does RB force them to be rated together?
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with 2 cm of foamy tan head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is sweet malt and smoke. Initial flavor is is chocolate and cream. Flavor ends more malty. After taste lingers for a short time. Light lacing, next to no carbonation, light to medium body, and alcohol didn’t really make its presence known. Very drinkable beer that pretty much follows what I expected.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enough burnt malt to perfectly balance the lactose sweetness. Draught at Circa 4/3/08.
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a beautiful black with a huge head. Aromas of malt and coffee. Taste of milk chocolate, malt, coffee, and milk. Outstanding effort from th is brewery.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle that pours a typical dark brown color of a stout. Aroma was sharp and very sweet with no discernable hops. Taste was kind of pungent and exceedingly sweet, almost like a syrup. Palate was somewhat watery but moderately smooth. Overall not my favorite milk/sweet stout but not a bad beer.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blind tasting at Papsoe’s. Hazy, dark brown colour with a nice little head. Aroma of malt, caramel, coffee, and some roastedness. Flavour of roastedness, coffee, and milk chocolate.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a black with a little light passing through. Thick tan head laces the glass as you drink it. Has a heavy milky mouthfeel. Tastes like I am drinking a chocolate milk in beer form. Tasty.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Taco Mac
Pours dark with a head like a great cup of espresso. The aroma is muted, the tasted is lactic... not sure if its psychologic because of the name. Sweet.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bought it NBD in NYC. Yummy beer. Pours nice dark with a creamy head. Texture is medium bodied, and very creamy. Is like drinking a milk shake stout. Taste of smoke, roasty and ashes. Very easy to drink. Enjoy!