pinkzambia (1395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a light brown head. When held up to light, it has a lovely red brown color. I liked the sweetness balanced with charcoal. Aromas of sweet chocolate waft out of the glass into the nasal cavity offering the drinker a pleasant multi-sensory experience! Having had other Left Hand brews at this tasting, the feel was similar to the Left Hand porter. Thanks Indiana_Red for the share.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Bubbly, light tan head. Malt, lactose, chocoffee aroma. Same flavor. Medium/full body. Smooth and roasty milk stout. Refreshing. Very good.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours onyx black with an abundant head that clings nicely to the glass. Aroma is straight coffee and roasted malt, with emphasis on the coffee. Flavor is coffee, with a hint of roasted malt/nut. Palate is thin and a bit too watery. Overall, a pleasant java flavor that improves as it warms.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours with huge frothy light brown head. Clear body that is dark almost black but shows red and clear in strong light. Aroma is average malt. Molasses, caramel, chocolate, roasted, and nutty. Light hops, light yeast. Some brown sugar in there as well. Body is medium and a bit thin with soft carbonation and chalky finish. Flavor is average in duration, moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. This stuff is like chocolate milk. Easy drinking, well balanced, and not too sweet.
gong (3) - USA - JUL 16, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with very little head. Very nice aroma of chocolate. Overall an average stout.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Light chocolate aroma with some caramel. Nice body. Decent cocoa/roast flavor with noticable milkiness. Clean and creamy.
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not exactly a top tier stout, but still not a bad beer. The deep reddish brown is black at its heart and the lively khaki head fades relatively quickly. The aroma is chocolatey and lightly roasty. The lactose sweetness melds nice to mellow out the roast and bitterness and make a pretty smooth and well-rounded package, although the thin body leaves a little to be desired. There’s also this slight aspect of bourbon that’s lurking around underneath that might have something to do with the alcohol.
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 Original rating, July 4, 2005.Bottle, beer 4 of 31 for American Beer Month. Nice, sweet smell resolves to a cola-colored pour under a briefly fizzy head. Taste includes impressions of mocha java, black malts, and a bit of sourness. And maybe it’s just impression from the name of the style, but I also get something of a milk aftertaste. Alcohol makes itself known, too. Rating 7-4-6-4-15. I think I can stand by this rating after the bottled Nitro version.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good milk stout. Creamy and smooth. Like coffe and cream. This was great, and I am glad I tasted it on tap, and have a few bottles to compare.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark borwn body with no head. Cola, chocolate and fruity aroma. Taste of dark fruit, chocolate, cocoa and sweetness. A little thin and weak for a stout, but an overall good impression. I’ll have another one for sure.