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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Alengrin (3228) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another American classic I had yet to taste, some kind of hybrid between classic oatmeal stout and classic milk stout, from Colorado. Loose and irregular yet creamy, deep yellowish beige head, retaining well around the edges and leaving a tan veil over the beer; colour is a very dark mahogany brown, approaching black but still translucid around the edges. Aroma has notable smokiness at first, smoked herring even and reminding me more of a smoked porter than a milk stout; this smoky accent fades away in warming up, when the bouquet becomes notably sweeter, via impressions of walnuts, wet leather, black peppercorns, coffee grounds, cigar ashes, to a lot of dark chocolate gaining strength, dried leaves, caramel candy, dried stonefruit, raisins and candied dates. Dryish and actually fairly neutral onset, some restrained dried fruit sweetness, mineral accents, soft carbo as expected and creamy mouthfeel due to the lactose but still a relatively thin body for a 6% ABV stout; umami flavours more prevalent after the first sip, very light sourish touch; rounded, nutty and toasted maltiness and more chocolatey roasted bitterness in the end, but everything remains gentle and soft. The smoky accent from the aroma, where it seems to fade away after a while, returns retronasally but only faintly so. Finish is juicy and malty, with the dark chocolate bitterness lingering on the root of the tongue, along with a touch of leafy hops, resulting in a bittersweet ending. This is a fine stout, but I must admit I expected more creaminess and a thicker lactose flavour. Glad I tasted this.
MarauderSky (18) - - JUL 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very creamy. I’m not usually a big fan of stouts, but this wasn’t too bad. Even after it sat for a while and got a little warm, it was still good.
Leini (1322) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BA Sundbyberg. Pitch black body with a low head. Roasted malt, cocoa, lactose. Nice blend.
KamGoPro (157) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, rich toasted malt aroma, sweet sugary start that lingers. Has a bitterness in the middle that disappeared quickly. Nice dessert
joejames (361) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours black. Thin khaki head, light lacing, no retention. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is sweet. Medium body, light carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes sweet, just slightly bitter. Tasting notes of chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar, grass and toffee. Nice light, easy drinking stout.
Inbreak (2878) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating rerated 21.07.2015, 0,35l bottle (as Milk Stout Nitro) @ home:
Small light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is dry roasted, dark malts, roasted grain, hay, coffee, grass, chocolate, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly dry and burnt, roasted grain, hay, lactose, burnt caramel, roasted coffee, grass, chocolate, ashtray. Medium bitterness, slightly watery mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Fair enough.
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & cocoa; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, milk chocolate, coffee, and some hops; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent overall.
Jyrsa (231) - - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Oliver Twist Stockholm. Dark with a head like that on espresso. Milk and chocolate with burnt malt. Very smooth and velvety with a limited mouth feel. Quickly passing after taste.
Nordcore (1152) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as Nitro. Black with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma of Coffee, Chocolate and Vanilla. Sweet taste, light bitter with a soft roasted and coffee end.
IPAgutten79 (766) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart farge med lavt hvitt skum. Aroma av mild sjokolade og mild kaffe. En vagt hint av vanilje lurer i bakgrunnen. I smaken er det fortsatt mild sjokolade og kaffe. Behagelig i munnen, og selv om den på ingen måte er spennende føler jeg den er fint balansert. Silkemyk! Medium/tynn konsistens.