johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Chocolate is present but not overpoweringly so. Alcohol is present but doesnít take over. An impressive one that is easy to drink.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Fate CO. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesnít leave any lacing in the glass. Has a milk chocolate smell on the nose. Lots of lactose on the tongue which doesnít exactly blend with the sweet chocolate. Finish lingers a bit. Solid milk stout but Iíve had better.
calm_dreamer (160) - GREECE - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great head and color. Smell of milk chocolate, milk and hint of caramel. Taste full of milk chocolate and after a while alcohol. Nice body too. Excellent milk stout.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: † Deep brown, cola hued edges, small frothy light beige head, spotty lacing. † Soft sweet roasted malts on the nose. † A little lactose. † Slight dark or bakers chocolate. † Smooth on the tongue, pale roastiness (and not acrid either), with some lactose like sweetness, rounding out with the aforementioned dark or bakers chocolate with a hint of vanilla. † Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. † Very slight prune on the backside of this one. † Hides the 8.5% very well. † Surprised to see it that high. † This one was pretty tasty!
Lupulucid (189) - - SEP 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is approaching sweet and the chocolate is prominent but not over done. There is more carbonation than I would expect and this works well to keep the chocolate from shutting the beer down. It gives a bit of porter character.
umich03jm (3466) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black with very little head. Aroma is mostly milk chocolate with some light roast, light vanilla, and black licorice. Taste is moderately sweet up front with mostly chocolate and light roasted coffee. Finish has a light bitterness with chocolate and black licorice. Thin to medium body. Overall, itís disappointing. Thereís something throwing it off for me and I think itís the licorice. And itís just not rich enough or smooth enough to be a good milk stout.
fugitive (1895) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Color black with small head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, milk. Taste chocolate, vanilla, yeast, fruits.Great.
tiong (6390) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Pours pitch black with a small white head. Aroma of chocolate malts, roastiness, hints of syrup and sweet lactic notes. Taste is sweet, malty and roasty with hints of dark chocolate, lactic notes and syrup. Finish is sticky, malty and chocolatey with notes of syrup and cocoa. Okay, quite sweet and lactic imperial stout, but still feels surprisingly balanced.
AshtonMcCobb (5170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. This is a chocolate milkshake with alcohol added. Very unusual and very interesting but Iím not sure I necessarily want another and thatís the true test of a good beer. Other people love it but I donít think itís for me, Iím probably being old fashioned.
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. The end of a disappointing dayís tasting. Pours murky brown, no head. Smells OK, tastes of chocolate milkshake. expected more from Odell to be honest.