jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown/black. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and malt. Taste is smooth chocolate, vanilla and lactose. Very nice.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of lactose, roasted grain, banana, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, lactose, chocolate, and vanilla.
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5th June 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Palate is smooth, slightly airy and a little dry. Mellow dark malt, no roast or bitterness. Slightly tangy. Mellow cocoa chocolate. Touch of ripe fruits before a light and semi dry finish. Not bad but the chocolate tastes cheap.
jsquire (3400) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with some mahogany hints when held against the light. Short lived tan head, and I poured it poorly and got literal chunks floating in the glass. This just smells like chocolate. Big chocolaty beer with some lactose sweetness and noticeable alcohol in the finish. The warmer it gets the hotter it gets on the tongue.
johndoughty (3880) - 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 doesn’t take over. An impressive one that is easy to drink.
DiarmaidBHK (3380) - 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. Doesn’t leave any lacing in the glass. Has a milk chocolate smell on the nose. Lots of lactose on the tongue which doesn’t exactly blend with the sweet chocolate. Finish lingers a bit. Solid milk stout but I’ve had better.
calm_dreamer (158) - 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 (6211) - 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 (188) - - 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 (1858) - 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, it’s disappointing. There’s something throwing it off for me and I think it’s the licorice. And it’s just not rich enough or smooth enough to be a good milk stout.