xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Quenchers Chicago. Opaque black with the smallest tan head. Aroma is pretty roasty and sweet. Flavor is really sweet that is very lactosey, very light roasted malt also help contribute to this very drinkable but sweet/milk stout. Medium body and creamy. Not bad, but very sweet.
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black pour with a fantastic tan head that sat around for awhile. Sweet thick flavor with clean crisp finish. Fantastic carbonation. Love milk stouts Probably my new favorite. This is a good one.
beermeashiner (9) - USA - OCT 26, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found it very unique and quite delicious. It really is creamy but not to the point that it compromises the carbonation. Definitely enjoyed the appearance.
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the palate is quite adequate and i suppose could rate a 4 as so many have already done. the contrast between moderate creaminess and a real genuine beer carbonation is SURPRISING-as it is done quite well. maybe takes some getting used to! my overall score reflects this to the tune of 2 extra points. good flavors and a nice brown cap. good beer.
bp (820) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: dark black with a thin tan head, chocolate, hoppy, coffee aroma, strong coffee flavor and malty, creamy moutfeel with a note of hops in the finish. Pretty nice sweet stout.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: a scent of delicious chocolate milk & hops enters my nose as the beer plunges into the glass. Indeed a nice fragrance. Very american, vague notes of coffee but mainly chocolate. A slightly sourish tone in the background as well.
Appearance: reddish brown towards black. Clear but near opaque. Dirty-linen-coloured head leaves thick floaty lacing. It’s beautiful.
Flavour: sweet, fudgelike, milky with nutty malts & malt bitterness. Very mild & appetizing. Especially good for being so mild. Slightly sourish cocoa- and hop-aftertaste. Roasted.
Palate: very soft & fluffy. Good carbonation. Light & smooth.
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, black-ruby body with a tan, creamy head that hangs around for a while before digressing to a thin rim. The smell is strong coffee, chocolate, and a touch of oak. The flavor is a nice array of coffee, chocolate malt, and sweet milk sugar. The mouthfeel is the creamiest I’ve had in stout--like whole milk going down. Very little bittering leaves the sweetness to ring out finishing soft and sweet.
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft Mag gave this a high rating. Thought I’d try. Not really creamy and not as sweet as expected. Lasting roast finish on the tongue. Average.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle, finally, after the nightmare 2 year old bottle I had a while back. Good to see this brewery back in Tampa. Pours a very dark brown to black body with a creamy, 2 finger sized mocha colored head. Very nice lasting power, takes a while to calm down and finally leaves a ring of foam. That looks much better! Sheets of lacing cascade down the side of the glass. Very nice nose on this one - coffee or espresso beans, milk and dark chocolate, sweet cream, dark roasted malts and a touch of fruit sweetness. Creamy lactose sweetness on the fore, medium astringency. Heavy doses of cream, chocolate and coffee round out the flavor profile. Creamy palate, medium bodied with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Finish is medium length, roasty and then fades into a wonderful sweetness. Great stuff, very unique, this will be a fridge staple of mine!
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful black pour with an off-white head, which lasted longer than usual for this style. Incredibly strong coffee notes with a subtle hint of chocolate as well. Creamy mouthfeel with strong coffee flavor. It’s funny - I don’t drink coffee and never find myself wanting to hit the local Starbucks, but I love the cream stout style. This is a great beer.