italianjohn (2909) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with lots of carbonation and lots of rocky/frothy off white head .... Aroma of sweet sugar, caramel malts, lactose, chocolate and light roasted malts def over carbonated ..... Taste is sweet and of caramel malts, chocolate, roasted malts and light lactose .... Coffee element is bitter and roasted .... Finish is bitter and dry coffee .... Thin mouthfeel ... Very porterish
GIJOE (1089) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like used motor oil with a creamy tan head. Nose is malty with bits of molasses. Taste is sweet and creamy. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Nice brew.
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Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at brewery, thick and creamy with light coffee flavors, good coffee roastyness and bitterness dry finish
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Very dark brown opaque beer. Soft palate, light and dry. Lactose sweet malt tending toward tangy. Sweet chocolate malt finish.
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the source
Pours a solid dark brown that borders on black with a huge creamy tan head that sticks around forever and leaves plenty of lace on the way down. Smell is sweet and roasty with just a hint of coffee. Smells a little like a mix between chocolate and coffee milk. Taste is sweet an a bit sugary with lots of roast, chocolate, coffee and a hint of lactic bite that I always seem to get from beer sweetened with lactose. Smooth silky creamy mouthfeel, medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation. Very nice stout. I wish I could have tasted the milk stout and this one side by side.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on nitro-pours a cascading tan head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/cocoa/coffee/nutty/molasses. Taste is anise, dark malt-roasty/cocoa/coffee/nutty/molasses, lactose, some earthy hops. Not my style but nice.
egajdzis (6135) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro, black body with creamy white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee beans, cocoa, and vanilla. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, lactose, oats, and cocoa.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap before KTG 2010.
Pours a moderate to deep brown color with a bit of an off white head. The nose is some slight roast as well as a bit of chocolate and coffee. The taste is nice with a bit of milk sugar and light chocolate and coffee. Moderate feel with good carbonation. Drinks quite well and has a really nice feel from the lactose.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010
thornecb (5543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Coffee and dark malt aromas. Medium bodied with roasted coffee and milk chocolate from front to back. Lasting espresso finish.
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2011 Jan 2011 - Dark pour, creamy looking head and good lacing. This is a slightly coffee tinged version of the regular milk stout, which I really enjoyed. I was a bit disappointed that this wasn’t more coffee’ed up. It was still good as the base beer was good, but a missed opportunity for greatness.
May 2011 - I think this is a different version as it is described as using a Costa Rica blend from Breaking New Grounds (an EXCELLENT coffee house just down the street). Much richer coffee presence. Much better. Bumped from 3.8 to 4.2.