scoth (667) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, black in the glass with a thin tan head, very fine lacing, moderate retention. Aromas of chocolate, espresso, caramel, grass, biscuit. Full body, smooth and creamy. Medium sweet, the barest hint of citrus, mild bitter finish, like semi-sweet chocolate. A surprisingly strong milk chocolate flavor that doesn’t overwhelm, not at all cloying.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a long lasting creamy, creamy head. Smell is very mild chocolate malt, and milky. Taste is milky and chocolaty with lactose sweetness and a very faint bitterness. Leaning sweet as you’d expect and it’s a touch sweeter than I’d like. Very creamy and chocolaty. Somehow a slightly thin yet creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer a great example of the style. I could maybe even see the wife liking this?
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nose of chocolate and lactose combined with hints of roasted malt and coffee. A thick black pour with a tan ring and minimal lacing. The palate is moderately sweet. Chocolate, bitter coffee, cola, and lactose with a sugary chocolate finish and aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, while an enjoyable example of a milk stout, it was sweeter than I was expecting and not as thick full mouthfeel as I was anticipating. wouldn’t want to drink more than one at a time.
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours with a dark nearly black body that supports a thin mocha colored head of foam. The modest aroma offers up malt sweetness, bits of smooth chocolate and echoes of sweet dark fruity esters. The taste starts with some sweetness and then it quickly picks up a restrained mild chocolate bar note before a mix of wafer thin layers of dark roasted malts and sweet dark fruity esters join in and help take this to the finish. Smooth tasting brew.
Livendadream (193) - New Mexico, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Btl pours dark murky motor oil brown,thick tan head that vanishes quickly leaving no lace on glass. Smells of chocolate,burnt sugar and alcohol as it warms up with just a hint of coffee lurking about.Tastes of sweet toffee,rich chocolate,and malted milk balls. Medium body, light carbonation,creamy mouthfeel, slightly dry and tingling light bitter finish. Wow this is a sweet stout. Pretty good beer but I was hoping for bolder body, bigger head and a chewier mouthfeel.
e303 (286) - - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to tulip. First from Odell.
Aroma is of chocolate milk, sweetness, some light roast.
Appearance is dark. No light getting through. Nice little head that drops off quick.
Taste is chocolate, sweet, slight coffee at the finish.
Overall this is really awesome. Everything is balanced and very good.
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gkeh (433) - Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a one finger head that disappears in less than a minute. Aroma is sweet roasts and bitter chocolate. Taste is more of the same. It’s a sweet stout, but not much stands out. It’s good, not great.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, on April 6, 2014.
Black color with some dark brown in it, dark brown head. Malty, sweet, chocolate scent. Malty, sweet, chocolate taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
rougeau13 (2594) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty close to black with a great big tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast, and raisin. Tastes like bittersweet chocolate and roast. Nice creamy body with mellow carbonation.
Bulk_Carrier (3720) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed from notes. From my AZ trip.
The appearance was a pure dark brown closer to black color. One finger off white foamy head tries to cling but slides for the most part.
The smell was a super nice arrangement of bitter coffee to smooth milk chocolate.
The taste was mainly sweet milk chocolate enticing the taste buds to indulge in more of this luscious brew. Light chocolate to coffee aftertaste leading to a nice somewhat dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, not that sessionable but I wasn’t expecting it to be considering the style. Carbonated exactly how a milk sweet Stout should be. It has one the smoothest and creaminest mouthfuls one could ever ask for from a milk sweet stout.
Overall, this would be my wow beer of my Arizona trip and am fantastically amazed and settled in knowing that I would have this again in a heartbeat