crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. This is this brewery’s strength, a really nice milk stout with a nice sweetness but also a mellowing bitterness.
jbuzz (754) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark thick with a full long lasting head. strong soy sauce taste..slightly alcholy but a pretty good beer
burg326 (3885) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle that pours a dark black cola color with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some vanilla, and a touch of lactose. All the aromas were in the flavor, but just a weaker version, chocolate however did stand out more than the other flavors. Thin on the palate for a stout, almost reminded me of a soda.
deyholla (7012) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Milwaukee Brewing Co. Pours near black with a creamy brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains with some sweet creamy chocolate and a hint of roast. Flavor begins with sweet chocolate and sweet dark bread with a hint of backing roast and coffee to cut the sweetness.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Milwaukee, WI). Pours a rich blackish hue, not opaque, with some ruby notes dancing on the edges and in the body. A frothy tannish head sits atop and stays as a firm thick ring, laces well. Aromas are dashes of cocoa and roasty malts, gentle roasted barley and coffee, touches of sweetness, caramel, biscuits. Toast, firm coffee roast comes on as it warms more. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering, coating the palate with a firm roasted ashy barley up front, toast and roast, coffee. Middle gets a bit more creamy, some toffee, gentle cocoa on the sweeter side of things. Nice and inviting, finish gets a touch dry and roasty, yet some firm malt body still sticks, making it a firm feel. It’s not the best representation of the style, but it’s inviting and drinkable.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Milwaukee Brewing. Pours a deep brown/black with a tan head. Nose is moderately sweet, caramel and roast. Light coffee notes and cocoa as well. On tasting, light sweetness accentuating the body, medium full. More of the cocoa, faint lactose and roasty malts. drying finish overall. Clean and really quite nice.
Guerde (1184) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) Pours black with a medium sized tan head that leaves a solid amount of lacing. Aroma is a bit off putting, but not wholly offensive, with pleasant scents of cocoa, dark chocolate, and roasted malt that are interspersed with not so pleasant scents of canned black olives, Ortega taco sauce, and sour cream. Smells like a weekday taco night at any average Midwestern middle class home, and it’s truly bizarre. Flavor is slightly improved, with flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, and perhaps some coffee. Towards the finish, there is a twang of sourness that interrupts the flavor before it transitions to a fairly solid roasty finish. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and full. Overall this is a strange beer, but it will remain memorable due to the fact that it resurrected scents of my childhood dinners which have remained forever burned into my olfactory bulb.
Ughsmash (7184) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Milwaukee Ale House. Poured deep brown with a well-retained, sticky, creamy, dark beige head. The aroma picked up sweet milk chocolates and coffee with moderate roast to ‘em.. lovely 2nd wave of dark sugars.. great stuff! The flavor held serve.. sweet, roasty coffee throughout, paired with fresh earthy bitterness.. roast and husky malt sourness stuck on the long, warm, tasty finish.. everything worked well together. Medium-bodied and quite dry on the palate.. well-balanced with a smooth flow through the mouth.. I need more of this.
Earlier Rating: 12/10/2010 Total Score: 3.6
Bottled. Poured deeper brown with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet lactose notes and milk chocolate, giving a sweet cake-like impression.. nothing not to like here. The flavor found sweet milk chocolate and lesser dulce de leche.. a touch of cocoa and creme brulee on the edges.. sweet finish with a lot of tasty residual sugar. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. a bit scratchy at times.. didn’t feel great, but it was tasty beyond that.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Opaque black with a steady beige head. Sweet chocolate aroma, mellow and subdued. On the thicker side of medium-bodied. Some chocolaty pungence, which increases as it warms. Roasty, sort of over the top sugary sweet. Mild hops don’t really do much to balance it out. Would go over quite well in the Caribbean. Solid.
dwm1034 (664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from SIL...thanks!! Pours black with tan head....looks great; looks better than it tastes....a tad thin for a stout; some slight metallic taste; good otherwise but far from great....keep trying, guys....