mR_fr0g (3638) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home picked up at Bottledog KingsX. Apparently Left hand have trade marked the name ’Nitro’, in my opinion this is fucking stupid, but let’s try the beer. Clear black coloured pour with some ruby red highlights. Lasting creamy light tan head. Aroma is sweet lactose milky sugars, milky chocolate, some woody and coffee and some vanilla. Flavour is sweet chocolate milk, lactose sugars, yesterday’s coffee, soft roast barley and ash in the finish. Palate is milky, low carbonation, medium bodied. Tasty smooth milk stout.
aleigator (265) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bubbly, small brown head, with an alomst oil black color.
Smells of toasted malts, with hints of cane sugar and salt - almost smoked. Hints of milk chocolate qualities are detectable underneath the dominating malts.
Has a very smooth mouthfeel, coming along a little stale, due to almost no carbonation at all. Begins with earthy malts, along with toffee and molasse, as well as a salted whiff - adding an interesting twist to the beer. Roasted qualities are standing out in this brew, enhanced by cream and gentle milk chocolate. Turns sweeter during the finish, revealing a little heat, caramel and syrup, with a coffeeish bitter impact on the back of the tongue, balancing the beer.
chinchill (2054) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aged 12 oz bottle served ina pint glass.
Pours with a large, medium-density tan head over an opaque body.
Aroma: perhaps my imagination but some dairy odors seem to join the dark roasted malts.
Flavor: slightly sweet: Excellent sweet-bitter balance for style. Some hops and hint of dark chocolate and coffee apparent in the roasty aftertaste.
Feel: very smooth, medium body. Well carbonated.
Japalo (1243) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@brought home from London. Black small head. Dusty Roasted toasted malty notes. Sweet caramel cappuccino. Medium mouthfeel. Fine but not exceptional brew.
longmontcompass (4) - Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Oh my gosh, what can I say about this black beauty? Nitro is a sweet stout from the perennial collection. It is a delicious dessert type beer with virtually no clarity, just malty goodness, and as dark as a good cup of espresso. This one is the kind with an inch head that won’t go away, and I forgive this because the creaminess is intentional. Avoiding dipping your lip in the foam is a feat of which you can be proud. But every sip is a delicious, creamy, supremely-flat experience.
Aroma: The aroma of the beer is a bit difficult to pick out. The only way I could describe it is smelling a Hershey’s chocolate from a distance. If you really take a whiff the predominant smell is embittered chocolate and milk. The aroma is rather weak, but the beer, although full in color and texture is almost a full bodied brew. It’s a strange sensation, since taste and aroma are usually so inseparable – but without doubt, there is more on the tongue than there is on the nose in this particular stout. Part of the creaminess comes from how watered-down the malty elements are, and this quality makes the beverage a refreshing, easy-to-drink beer. I give Milk Stout Nitro a seven for aroma (pleasant, but rather weak).
Flavor: It’s a chocolate milkshake in your mouth, but sophisticated. The brewers incorporate mocha flavors: roasted barley, chocolate, and flaked oat are some of the obvious surface malts, but they use a variety including Munich, Crystal, and flaked barley. This leaves a watered-down thickness, allowing all the flavors to surface without being overwhelming to the palate. There is a slightly hoppy finish, but it’s not overpowering and it is balanced by a hint of bitterness.
Overall impressions: I love this beer, and I can’t think of a better sweet stout to cater to my hormonal wonkiness once a month, than this chocolate beauty. She’s a Perfect Ten in my book. Or at least, a perfect eight-point-five.
lightbias (142) - USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Into my stout glass I poured a deep chocolate, ruby liquid topped with a soft, khaki head that started out with a roar and dissipated quickly.The aroma is a muted chocolate and dark roast coffee. Tipping the glass to my lips brings a dry, nicely carbonated quaff of the most delightful brew. The first sip is only small steps from the long afterward, not much of a change in the experience from sip to swallow to finishing the last bit. I was worried that this would be too sweet for my taste, but there is just enough milk sugar to round off the edge of the traditional stout. For the most part, the consistency is nice here and I’m saddened that I only have one more bottle. I will say that the carbonation disappeared quickly from the poured beverage and because it was just right at the beginning, that was a bummer. I did drop my overall score a point for that reason, but this is definitely enjoyable and if I was drinking socially with this, it wouldn’t have lasted long enough to happen. :-)
ZacM612 (182) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, almost black, very thin tan head. Aroma has some coffee and chocolate. Very smooth, chocolate taste. Milky texture with a slightly bitter coffee finish.
Salmoniform (949) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with brown head that dissipated to
A ring. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, cola, burnt sugar. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by a bitter astringentness. Overall this is a decent brew.
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014. Pours a very, very dark brown, with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet, with cream, dried fruit and cake. Smooth mouth feel. Coffee and dates in the flavour, with some building roasted malt. Finish is lingering, nicely balanced burnt bitterness, molasses and chocolate.
Hades665 (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best Stouts I’ve had. Aroma is sweet. Not much of a head, otherwise appearance would have got a 5.