Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Very dark, nearly black. Love the cascading bubbles as the pint comes off the tap. Builds a majestically creamy white head at the top that sticks around forever. Some lacing, though nothing intense. Looks outstanding.
Smell: Some faint roastiness, some bitter smokiness, and some chocolate notes. Smells like a stout, not much more to say here.
Taste: Great balance between the roasty malt bitterness and a touch of chocolaty sweetness. This milk stout is not too sweet, probably because it does not have the addition of actual chocolate or other brewing adjuncts. This one has a right amount of sweetness to compliment, but not overpower, the roastiness, and makes this one drink somewhat like dessert coffee or dark chocolate mousse. Finishes sweet.
Mouthfeel: Creamy due to the nitro bubbles. Felt smooth as silk on the palate.
Overall: Exquisite smoothness from the nitro makes this balanced milk stout fantastically easy and pleasurable drinking. Would certainly buy again, especially when looking for a nice, easy-drinking stout. This beer is fantastic on-tap, and is a vast improvement over an already good bottled product.
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furthur (278) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, black beer with almond colored head. Aroma is dried plum, rootbeer, coffee. Taste is sweet stout, hints of raisin, toasted barley, coffee. This is sweet, but not cloying. Palate is a bit thin, carbonation subdued.
Ok, drinking nitro version immediately after, and it seems like a different beer! Taste is more milk chocolate and cappuccino. Palate is a little thinner, but carbonation is soft as a cloud! I definitely precise the nitro version!
Frozer (161) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on tap into a pint. Nice chocolate aroma. Great head retention with nice lacing all the way down. Little carbonation, super smooth. Mild bitter chocolate flavor.
agl108 (808) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured jet black with light khaki head. Cocoa, little chocolate, cigarette smoke. Thin, finishes a bit dry.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by date of 03.22.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 03.25.14.
A: Motor oil. Cream-colored head.
S: Coffee, milk chocolate, toffee. Sweet smelling.
T: Cocoa, coffee, toffee. It does have some roastiness and a hint of dark chocolate.
O: The roastiness nicely balances the sweetness. The toffee flavor was strong, which I liked.
LuckyDog (450) - - JAN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do love a good stout and thus is a classic of the style. Very smooth. Slightly sweet. Moderate roast. Opaque with good lacing.
Tstamba (371) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to a pint. Dark burnt amber with thin tan head and lacing. Notes of sweet milk chocolate and coffee. Smooth well balanced slightly bitter finish... Well done.
weordie (150) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with almost no head. Slight aroma of milk bottle sweets but it’s not strong. Delicious taste of milk bottle sweets followed by a hint of milk chocolate.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge nose of coffee/chocolate. Tastes slightly sweet with notes of milk chocolate. Very smooth, very light to non-existent hops.
jsmanigold (33) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2015 A good stout with a good slightly sweet roasted dark chocolate malty flavor with a bitterness that hits you at the back of the tongue. A good coffee taste that lingers after each sip. The aroma has hints of sugar and roasted coffee in it.
MatthijsE (913) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Black body with a brown head, Aromas of milk chocolate and some vanilla. Taste of milk chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruits, sweet coconut and sweet aftertaste. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.