dfinney23 (2934) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly true to style. Dark and sweet with plenty of lactose in the taste and finish.
Bulk_Carrier (3851) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with a thin less than finger’s white to off white foamy head that dissipated immediately.
The aroma starts with sweet milk chocolate, subtle roast, sly coffee bean, and some vanilla bean.
The flavor basically starts sweet with a good semi-stickiness with a sly roast to accompany nicely. Quick semi-sweet aftertaste with a wet sweet smooth finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel about it. Carbonation rides nice. Definitely smooth all around.
Overall, Portsmouth did a good job on this one and I’d have it again.
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty damn good milk stout, typically to style, but one of the times I had a bottle it was infected and sour and not pleasant at all, so I’m knocking the scores down a tad.
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by friends.
Solid black color with a thin wisp of off white foam. Roasty light chocolate vanilla aroma and flavor. Decent beer, this one had some age on it which brought out a bit more of a fruity lactic bite from the lactose.
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/12/13, as Mocha Milk Stout
Aroma: The aroma is mostly a mix of sweet chocolate, roast, and coffee malts
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black color with a small light brown/tan head
Flavor: Tastes along the same line, sweet and roasty with some bitterness and a little lactose
Palate: The body is medium, it is slightly creamy and a hint watery, with a decent mouthfeel
I thought this was a nice example of the style. The malty flavors all work nicely together. Nice stuff. I have no real complaints.
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a pitch black body with a small creamy brown nitro head. The nose is pretty spot on for my tastes. Noticeable lactose sweetness with dry roasted malt and some light coffee. The flavor has just the right amount of sweetness with a light burnt malt finish. The lactose lingers nicely. Usual creamy yet thin nitro feel with just the lightest bit of carbonation. Pretty nice beer, maybe a touch thin, but the nitro doesn’t help that.
czar (7824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brewpub. very dark brown with a nice light beige head, creamy and lasting with some nice lacing. sweet roastiness, bit of minerals, some lactose and milk chocolate, some resin. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, some sweetness, short but present coffee-grassy finish. ok.
rondphoto (4096) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque brown-black color, long-lasting ivory head, a curtain of lace. Taste opens with clean, almost watery, chocolate milk malt, adding bitter chocolate midway through the palate, then dissolves, leaving a semi-sweet residue. Light weight, but satisfying.
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear ruby brown under a medium sized tan beige head. Nutty roast and cocoa. Medium bodied, lots of cocoa and light lactose sweetness. Sweet into the finish. Roast and sweet chocolate.
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Purchased from the brewery back in early June, 2012.
A - Dark black body, impressive three finger high light mocha head. Solid lacing and retention. Beer settles down to a thin cap with thick edging.
S - Milk chocolate, coffee, roasty malts, light vanilla and a touch of lactic sugar sweetness.
T - Sweet with notes of milk chocolate and vanilla. Finishes lightly bitter with roasty malts and some of that distinctive sweet stout twang. Mouth feel leaves a lot to be desired. Somewhat on the thin side.
O - Pretty average milk stout. Still damn tasty and highly drinkable.