nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this on tap at The B Line in Tucson. Pours a thick black color with a trim white head of foam. Smells of milk chocolate and tastes predominantly of cream. Very balanced and heavy bodied. Highly drinkable.
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The aroma is nothing special, malty like your traditional stout. The flavour is sweet with a (obviously) milky aftertaste. Surprisingly balanced.
DutchCrow (20) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good! I didn’t know what to expect, but I really liked it. When the barkeeper said it had a cocoa aftertaste, I was a bit scared but it turned out well. Very balanced, nice aroma, sweet roasted taste. Very dark colour. Nice one.
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good example of a style that often disappoints. This has a restrained sweetness and good balance. It may well be the best milk stout I’ve had, but that’s not saying much. It’s as black as a Fresian’s colon with a tall head that fizzled quickly. Quite a "dry" aroma for a sweet stout. Milo choc-milk dominates, with cocoa powder and licorice. The milk sugar is prominent but not overpowering. Creamy, lactic body. Sweet, milky flavours. Cocoa again, soft dark malts and a gentle bitterness to the finish. It’s too sweet to be sessionable but a bottle proved satisfying drinking. This brewer continues to impress. (355ml bottle from IBS, Perth. BB 27/8/08)
espenra (994) - Kurland, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. It poured a black colour with a light-brown creamy head that settled down slowly in the glass. It has a pleasant aroma that smells of roasted malts, milk chocolate and hints of caramel. The flavour is a bit thin and watery and tastes of milk chocolate, thin/weak coffee and malts. It has a short aftertaste. It’s a nice starter-stout, but people that like stouts will find this a bit lacking.
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a beige head. Roasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel/molasses. Extremely smooth body. Roasted malts, malty, milk, some cocoa, light coffee, and toffee. Really easy to drink, and very tasty. Quality.
Salamanderslam (3) - , Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am not a traditional stout enthusiast. to me, it was another dark beer that smelled rich, but that wasn’t unusual. I slurped on this fella on tap and felt like i was inhaling liquid love from a chocolate/cream and gold treasure chest. ii’d like me some stout now, thank ya.
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pour at first appears black, but held to bright light is actually exceptionally deep ruby. Short creamy tan head subsides to a thin ring as it warms. Aroma is of chocolate and deep roasted malts. Taste is more of same, with roasty edge softened by the sweet lactose. Body is moderate and palate smooth. A fine cream stout.
mikkopen (1058) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Deep dark brown colour, nearly black, with a thin brown head. Roasted malts and coffee in the aroma. Sweet flavour of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Slightly burned, bitter aftertaste. Thick and creamy mouthfeel.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee/grape aroma. The alcohol is present in the flavor, which is coffee and dark chocolate. Creaminess becomes apparent as the beer warms.