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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Golden Milk Stout with Portola Coffee. Originally brewed with Portolaís Don Pachi Coffee in collaboration with Playground DTSA and Portola Coffee. First called Donís Naughty Sauce.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at Hollingshead. Pours a clear, dark golden color with a thick, frothy, white head. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very smooth taste with coffee and a chocolate finish. Unique gold stout, but one of the more impressive beers I have ever had!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3208) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
On nitro at the Faction Ales for ALS festival. I was pretty excited to see this one here. It pours a golden orange color with a creamy white head. The aroma is straight up potent freshly ground coffee beans, honey and bread. Sweet lactose. It kind of has a milkshake quality to it honestly. The flavor is the same with coffee, milk sugars, honey and milkshake in the finish. A very sweet beer, but the lactose and coffee were balanced very nicely. Interesting stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (283) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Nitro at Noble. Pours golden. Huge coffee nose. Taste is largely coffee as well. Unlike any stout -- or any beer, really -- Iíve ever had. Very fun to sample.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2428) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Tap at Library Alehouse, awesome golden pour, white head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, creamy and delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toxichop (340) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
P: Golden with a very thick white head. S: Coffee, oatmeal and just a bit of roast. T: Coffee, oats and some wheat. M: Creamy, light and soft. O: Pretty simple beer, not really much going on but it is very good and original.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badpuppy69 (217) - orange, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Pours a clear copper color thick creamy head and great lacing rings. Aroma is sweet roasted coffee and peanut butter cups. Taste follows the aroma with a medium to thick mouth feel. Epic desert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours orange-gold with a modest, white foam head. Pretty nice stuff but the coffee character is really aggressive. Big coffee in the aroma followed by even bigger coffee presence in the flavor. Also notes of sweet bread and dried berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Strong, pungent coffee finish. Somewhat one-dimensional but quite nice if you enjoy your coffee dark and strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Nitro at Blind Lady Ale House, side by side with the Bean Bump. Clear medium yellow amber, whitish Nitro head. Big coffee aroma, though less after Iíd smelled bean bump. Also smells a little sweet with vanilla and lactose, but again, way less after drinking the Bean Bump. Flavor has plenty of coffee, no burnt or acidic notes. A little sweet, but after a couple sips of the Bump, seems rather tasteless and watery. Light body with low carbonation. Actually very tasty and sessionable, albeit itís mainly a big coffee bomb. I am OK with this. The Bean Bump is just so much more intense with fruity coffee berry notes it makes this one a little less badass. I think Iíd like a halfway point between the two. More coffee complexity in the lower alcohol beer to, well, make it more complex.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bacterial (1531) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
What the fuck am I drinking!!!-??!-! Draft at Beechwood BBQ Lobg Beach. Looks like an IPA - clear amber pour with a thick white head. Nose is coffee and slightly malty. Mouthfeel is really thick despite it being such a simple looking beer. Wow taste coffee malty and slightly sweet. I donít understand. Coffee only goes into dark beers???!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a nice head. Aroma has coffee all the way with some mild nuttiness. Taste has a smooth coffee flavor. It also has some vanilla and roasted malt flavor. Unique taste considering the appearance. Good finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pazzypunker (1) - - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
A top notch beer from start to finish, this is perhaps the best milk stout out there today (and I have tasted Udder Love). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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