manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Volo IPA Challenge. Poured deep black with a thick mocha head. Aromas of rich coffee, roasted malt and some sweet notes. Flavour dominated by roasted malt, coffee then a sweetness. The finish was hoppy, long and bitter. Flavourful for such a relatively low alcohol beer.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Volo. My first encounter with a milk stout. Upon inquiry, I was informed that the beer is made with lactose to achieve that creamy milk flavour. I must say that it certainly didn’t disappoint.Creamy mouthfeel led way to a milk chocolate flavour with slightly bittersweet undertones. Congrats to Mill Street for coming up with an interesting beer. Mind you, don’t have too many at a time or you just may upset your stomach.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2049-20090325] Tap. Roasted chocolate malt aroma is sweet. Black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Milk chocolate roasted malt flavour has a long roasted finish. Full body has some rough bitterness. Tasty, and quite aptly named.
(@ Mill St.; Toronto, ON)
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Jet black with a medium yellow head. Aroma, very slight malt, milk, peat with slight chocolate. Flavour: Milky sour, peat, chocolate, smoke, turf, long bitter dry finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and liquorice, darkest brown, small cappuccino head. Flavour has coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, woody and nutty. Light bodied, very well balanced, quite bitter, sourish, a real treat. Very good.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at volo. Nice roasty taste with good chocolate notes, good bitterness in the finish. A bit too sweet for me, but a fine milk stout.
piscator34 (1958) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Volo. Near black in colour with moderate to low carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, red grapes, coffee, and a hint of herbal hops. More of the chocolate + mild roast coffee combo in the mouth, along with notes of vanilla and caramel. The lactic sweetness makes the mouthfeel a bit cloying for my taste.
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mill St. Brewpub. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Good lacing on the glass. Overly mild aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Nice flavour of roasted malt, coffee, light green hops and a roasty, dry bitter finish. Average bodied. Well done, a good Stout.
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. At Mill Street Brewpub. Opaque black, thin looking, with a thick creamy lasting tan head (4-). Served a bit too cold, so mild aroma of light herbal hops, sweetened coffee - roasty with a bit of cream. Taste is similar, but a little fuller - roast coffee, cream, lightly herbal, a hint of mint, oddly strong for <5% - and licorice. Average body, silky, decent (if maybe a bit too much) carbonation, pleasant bitterness in the finish, prevents it from being cloying. Pretty solid.
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 On tap at The Kick Off in Waterloo. Taps a very nice opaque brown with a large mocha head. The aroma on this one is awesome! Roasty malts with coffee, out-done by sweet vanilla and cream, very nice. Flavour is very sweet, but not cloyingly sweet. Waves of malts, roasty, coffee, toffee, creamy, vanilla, and very smooth feeling. A tad bit of residual sugar in there too. Goes down easy for something so sweet, and I usually hate excessive sweetness in a beer. Everything blends really well in my opinion. Definitely one of my favourtie stouts I’ve tried. I have no idea why other people are finding this thin and light, it’s got plenty body, perhaps they’re put off by the sweetness or w/e. I love it. Wouldn’t drink boatloads of it in one sitting, though I can’t really think of any stout I would want to do that with.