slowrunner77 (7442) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aaaaaand another wish lister. Another winner from Odell. Smooth, and a little lighter than expected for the abv. Slight bitterness in there, but otherwise all about the creamy milk chocolate, smell, taste and body. Don’t see the lower scores on this. Maybe the bottle is different...
txhockeyman (5) - Allen, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very nice stout from Odell, wish they had more of this variety. I’d love to drink more of this in one setting
nimsk (13) - SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought in Beets, Leith, Edinburgh. Very chocolatey - rather intensely so, but not sickly at all, just sweet and gorgeous. I wish it had been a bit more viscous for the full ’milkshake’ experience, but nonetheless a lovely beer, belying the quite high ABV.
fluffy (1971) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a little thin on the palate, but otherwise a pretty decent stout. would like to try again someday.
witthatsbier (413) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 fl oz bottle from Valhallas goat Glasgow
pours a dark brown with a beige head that does not last
aroma is malt with dark choolate
flavour is dry chocolate with not the expected sweetness of a milk stout,bitterness and a long dry finish
overall a nice beer but there are better stouts out there
mR_fr0g (6064) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from Bottle Shop St Albans, split with Sarah. Dark black coloured pout with a lasting fine tan head. Some red hues. Aroma is sweet lactose milk sugars, miulk chocolate, some chocolate powder. Some toasted coconut and nuts on the nose as well. Palate is full bodied, moderate carbonation, semi sweet lactose. Flavour is cmooth milky chcolate, roast, some light berry fruits and raisin, lactose sugars. Very clean frement, hides that abv effortlessly. Really well integrated. Maybe a touch sweet.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a thin quickly fading brown head. burnt sugar with a hint alcohol is what I smelled on this guy. Sweet chocolate with a hint of roasted malts made this an easy drinker. ABV is slightly detected the warmer this gets. Nice milk stout!
cards04 (2419) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a beer. Dessert in a glass. This is as close to chocolate milk or a cockade bar in a glass as I’ve ever had in a beer. And it’s all thanks to they lactose in this. Not much on the nose... But everything in flavor... Creamy, milky chocolate. Soft. A touch watery on the end.. But forgivable considering what Odell has managed to achieve with this brew.
Habanero (3343) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted dark malts,chocolate.and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry andd slightly bitter. Medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Stout.
FlacoAlto (4011) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled April 2014
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a one-finger thick, lightly browned, dark tan colored head. The beer is opaque, and pitch black in color. The aroma smells of coffee and chocolate liquor, vanilla, and a touch of roasted / burnt grain bite to the finish; though it leans towards sweet and rich, rather than burnt. Some hot alcohol becomes noticeable as the beer warms up, though it is held well in check.
Lightly sweet up front with a solid roasted character, the beer picks up more sweetness through the middle and finish though. The chocolate character is not overly strong here, and isn’t even beyond what a dark beer can achieve on its own; having said that, this beer definitely has solid, dark chocolate flavors to it, a dark, roasted sweet malt character, and some sweet liquor like notes as well. The finish has a bit of a roasted, bitter bite to it, and this helps add some balance to this sweet leaning beer. The body is viscous and chewy, though without being overly rich and / or cloying. As the beer warms up a bit of alcohol adds some heat to the finish, though it is well balanced by the richness of this beer.
A bit on the sweet side perhaps, but that is the point with this beer; it definitely works as a rich, sweet, Milk Stout.