ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with small brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and malts, with a hint of smokiness. Creamy smooth feel. Flavor follows the aroma - coffee, chocolate, and smokiness, with just a bit of nuttiness. Slightly sweet, giving over to a moderately bitter finish.
shadey (1967) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Pour was black with little to no head to speak of. A few big bubble around the perimeter. The aroma is of rich coffee. The taste is also of coffee but also of a delicate sweetness. The palate is smooth and creamy. Good Stuff. Not great, but good stuff. 7/3/7/4/17
RERATE: 12oz. Dark brown pour with a thin layer of dark tan cream. The aroma is coffee/toffee blend. The flavor is much the same. Simple and straight-forward profile. Its just not what I’m looking for in a ’’’’milk stout’’’’. 6/3/6/3/14
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
09.26.04 12oz bottle. Popular as this beer seems to be, this is the first time I’ve ever seen it in a store, so I snatched it up to live the hype. Pours dark brown, almost balck, sudsy tan head with ( I hesitate to say) large, milky bubbles. Aromas are deeply roasty; reminds of that plastic, fake smoke that magic shops sell...I like that smell. Body is thin, bright, crisp (when cold) but rounds off into a smoother, better textured brew at temperature. Nice roasty balance. Not as smooth or sweet as I’d expect in a milk stout, certainly doesn’t hold a candle to Lancaster’s offering. The roastiness and coffee are powerful but one dimensional. In the background are lactose, spice, coffee-style hazelnut. I don’t notice the high alcohol at all and don’t really get why it has to be so high. Pretty disappointing, unfortunately, no better than average - I really wanted to love this one.
Frank (3218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Certainly a smooth, easy drinking-stout. I had no idea it was seven percent alcohol though I suspect if I had a couple more I would have found out sure enough. There’s some surprising similarities here between this and chocolate milk in both flavor and texture and I don’t normally find that even in milk stouts. Very mild and well rounded though an extra bit of sweetness and the rather high alcohol might make this a bit inappropriate for session drinking.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. When initially poured this smelled like sour milk. After a few minutes the chocolate milk aroma began to take over. Deep in color, decent head. Full bodied. Quite tasty.
zach8270 (3769) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Dark black color with a big thick tan head. Slightly faint aroma of chocolate and coffee with a heavy dose of cream. Taste is a bitter coffee flavor with a good amount of cream and chocolate mixed in. Very light finish with a very small amount of bitter in the aftertaste. Very thin in the body.
Kinz (3410) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown, head faded to a ring. Milk chocolate aroma floats lightly to the nose. Medium to light bodied, flavor is milk chocolate and sweet. Finish is a bit short. But decent, but lacking in depth.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Left Hand’s brewery
Very little carbonation, it’s slightly sweet and very drinkable. This would be a good example of a stout to introduce non-beer geeks into.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a tall tan head on a dark brown body. Mild malt, cream and coffee aroma. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt and bitter hops with an underlying citrus tone. A nice and tasty stout!
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, mocha and chocolate milk flavors. I would never have guessed the ABV, it’s very well masked. This beer was like desert.