wchesser (994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with the missus on Valentines. Man, they nailed this one. Tastes like chocolate milk would if it was a beer. Rich milk chocolate flavors and enough hops to clean the palate. Pretty subdued standard nose, with some of the milk chocolate showing through. Sweet but not cloying. Couldn’t do more than one of these at a sitting. Too rich (and 8.5% to boot). Fun for something different. Great desert beer.
brinehart (199) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful looking pour-jet black with tight tan head. Good strong nose of chocolate and malt. The nose is plenty roasty, but doesn't have the dryness/crispness if roasted barley. Flavor is dominated by the creamy, chocolate sweetness. Plenty of dark malt and caramel character too. Balance seems a bit odd, with some hop bitterness in the finish fighting with all the sweetness.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt,dark chocolate, carmel and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, carmel, vanilla and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. I love the story behind this beer and its name - but comparing this to other sweet/milk stouts (especially a local one from Dangerous Man) and I just can’t get excited about this one.
brenn79 (1414) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours black with a thin tan head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is chocolate, lactose, sugar, milk duds. The taste is the same, chocolatey goodness with a mildly dry finish. Body is medium and carbonation is soft. Overall a straight up milk stout, tasty.
kaser (2038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Creamy black pour with brown head. Chocolate heavy but not over the top. I would eat Cheerios with this beer. So good
StefanSD (1992) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Denverdiv. Thanks. Poura a dense opaque black color with a medium khaki head that recedes to a film. The aroma featured sweetened cocoa and cashew. The taste was all cocoa; just loads of mocha, chocolates, dark chocolates and perhaps a touch of vanilla. A light bitterness is provided by some nutty hops that suit the chocolates well. The palate was heavy and viscous to the point of almost being chewy and the carbonation was soft. Finishes long and sweet with lingering cocoa. Overall: I’m not normally a fan of overly sweet brews, but I liked this one, it is perhaps the best pure chocolate stout I have ever consumed, very nice and tasty.
CJack (30) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours deep black with very minimal head/lacing. Rich aromas of roasted malt and sweetness. Taste is dominated by lactose sweetness and cocoa. Although I do love milk stout, this batch went a little overboard with lactose sugar, in my opinion. The malt base and hop bitterness is actually very nicely balanced, but this subtle interplay is masked by the overload of non-fermentable sugars. Solid brew, I'm only let down because I had such high hopes.
---Rated whilst imbibing
ajtrupp (185) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. Smooth without being too sweet. Slight boozy aftertaste, but even with that and the chocolate it?s very drinkable. I might be biased since I still love chocolate milk in general, though. Pro tip: go with Nesquick, syrup over powder when possible.
sherm1016 (1038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a thin tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, toast. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, maybe some anise, with a sweet, chocolatey finish. A nice sweet stout.