akoeninger (511) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro version of the milk stout. So it stills is a dark, sweet, and roasty beer. Medium body and very tasty. The nitro version is a little creamier.
Earlier Rating: 8/14/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Good year round dark stout. Sweet aroma. Taste of roasted malt, toffee, all rounded out with the sweetness from the milk sugar.
Holmen1 (3021) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal feb-15: etter Humlehelvete var denne just what the doctor ordered - rund, myk, balansert og helt uten skarpe kanter. Brunsvart med beige skum, rik og cremet munnfylde. Sjokolade og mild kaffe. Fløyelsaktig avslutning.
Holmen2 (1406) - NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro-edition from bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.02.15. Almost black. Pale, brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Good drinkability.
venettafields (10) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro. From a bottle with Enjoy by date 05/03/15. Appearance is the attraction here, with cascading head from the nitrogen. Mostly black, but not viscous. Aroma is just roasty, not very sweet like I would expect from other milk stouts. Maybe hidden by the thick, creamy head. Taste follows nose, just roasted malts, and not sweet at all. There’s a chalky taste that dries the mouth. Generally underwhelmed.
visionthing (3116) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5cl bottle at Parkteatret, Oslo. Pours very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Moderate roasty aroma with notes of milk chocolate, caramel and hints of hops. Medium sweet with mild roasty flavours and a fairly balanced bitterness. Tasty and enjoyable.
davegram (14) - - FEB 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is, hands down, my favorite milk stout. Perfect sweetness from the milk sugars, well balanced and rich. Poured with a head, it's almost too pretty to drink.
malvrich (53) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz nitro bottle bottomed up into Sam Smith imp pint glass
A: Black brown color. Nitro show lasts 10-20 seconds. Head retains well and even hangs onto the neck of the bottle. Laces like a blanket.
S: Bitter chocolate and toasted dark bread. Subtle.
T: So silky smooth as almost seems someone slipped me a chocolate soda. Bitter but smooth and sweetish now is the chocolate malt. A hint of hop also now noticed towards the middle. This is a rare stout that I can drink 2-3 of. Very good!
M: Watery or rather milky texture belies the 6%abv. Warming swallow though. Carbonation is very present but silky smooth and not at all unpleasant. Finishes wet but clean.
O: Probably my favorite stout to date. I will have to sample a non-nitro bottle and compare textures. Well done and highly recommended.
tectactoe (2631) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dense, black as night; deep tan colored head, thick & creamy. Lasts for a bit but leaves no lacing behind. Aroma is full of sweet milky chocolates & light toasted malt. Huge mouth feel, super creamy & thick. Like Vitamin D milk. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate milk, hints of coffee, & a touch of roast. No noticeable hops, really, just an onslaught of dark malts & milk sugar sweetness. Low carbonation. The nitro versions have a cooler appearance with the fine bubbled head, as well as a more lazy, yet silkier mouth feel. Aroma & taste are identical, though. Overall, solid milk stout. A bit too far on the sweet side to be a regular drinker for me, but still tasty.
tekstr1der (76) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro bottle. This thing could not be smoother. Black pour with thin creamy brown top. Aromas of so much roasted. Flavor is quite sweet. Delicious.
kjc51478 (427) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz draught. Appearance is dark brown/black color with light, beige head. Aroma is coffee, lactose, and slight herbal/citrus character. Taste is similar with the coffe and chocolate present but not dominant. Nice lactose sweetness balances out any bitterness from the roasted grains and hops. Palate is medium-bodied, creamy texture, light to non-existent carbonation, and a sweet finish.
willisread (155) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from MItsuya’s in Asagaya, Tokyo. Poured into an English tulip pint. Ink black with a modest tan head. Carbonation is very fine. Toasted malts, chocolate, cream, toasted marshmallow aroma present. Creamy mouthfeel with thin body. Malt, chocolate, spearmint, coffee and milk are all present flavors as it settles at room temperature. Thin body, dry finish.