ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, low creamy white head. Soft and clean cocoa aroma, notes of vanilla and light chocolate. Malty and clean flavour cocoa and toffee with a grassy aftertaste. Hints of juniper.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled. deep maroon, roasted malt of chocolate and caramel. smooth palate very refreshing for a stout but not light. sweetness is well balanced and not overpowering.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black/dark ruby coloured with small brown head. Roasted malt in aroma along with hints of creamy caramel. Flavour is caramel and roasted malt. Roasted long aftertaste.
TBone (11740) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Bottled
Dark ruby, small off-white head. Quite typical sweet milk stout aroma, a bit roasted. Sweet, lightly roasted, easy to drink, but too sweet for my liking. Some light hops in the aftertaste. (7/4/6/3/12 3.2)
Opaque black, very small head. Strong roasted dark milk chocolate and coffee nose. A bit thin and watery, smooth sweetish roasted and carbonated palate. (8/4/7/3/14 3.6)
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark espresso with little head. Coffee flavors are noticeable at first, but this tastes more and more like chocolate milk as it warms up. Feels quite heavy in the stomach, along with very creamy sweetness. I’d like to try it warmer, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink it again.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy roasted coffee aromawith some metallic hints. Dark ruby body and a small beige head. Taste is extremely roasty and burnt with a coffe finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Sweetness for me is a bit out of hand, but this beer is still very enjoyable.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with no head. Aroma is strong with coffee. Slightly sour taste that still has lingering coffee. Decent malt base that’s a little sweet.
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour Dark brown with hints of amber. Quick dissapating brownish bead. Aroma is of burnt chocolate. Taste I got when cold is an oaky burnt taste with a long lasting chocolate aftertaste. After this brew warms however, it taste’s just like chocolate milk...Tasty!!! It is very smooth and easy to drink.
People in the Pgh area must have caught on quick because I can’t find this here at the store I go too anymore. I picked up two in the past 3 weeks, sadly they are gone. This brew is certainly a treat.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled labeled 6/22/04. When held up to the light pours a dark brown with a hint of a deep amber. Small tan head. Aroma is lactose, milk chocolate with slight coffee. Flavor is lactose and milk chocolate up front. This one is very sweet. Would go nicely with a brownie sundae or something. Went down smooth not a whole lot of carbonation. I think the year and half aging may have mellowed it out a bit. Not one of my top styles. But still a nice version of it.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle roastiness and some sweetness in the nose. Good flavors follow but almost no finish. Beware of this trait in other Left Hand Brews--they don’t finish well. Light body for the style--smooth and creamy without much "umph."