ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber poured into a tulip glass. Soft, but present aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and lactose sugar are noticeable. There’s also a slight hint of bourbon-like alcohol in there. It pours a clear and oily dark cola brown color with a light, soapy, light brown head. The head reduces down to a medium thick, sudsy ring with a filmy and soapy surface. A very light soapy lace is left behind. The taste is a medium sweet with a touch of bitter. The beer is a buzzy, creamy and stick, full bodied beer with notes of chocolate, cola, and a hint of nuts. The finish is grainy and slightly woody with caramel and a touch of alcohol warmth. The aftertaste is fairly clean with a light licorice and toast quality.
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Brass Tap, served in a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a deep Amber hue and a centimeter off-white head that settles into a ring and leaves spots of lace. Aroma of toast, mild roast, chocolate, milk sugar, tobacco, and toffee. Flavor of chocolate, lactose, candied nuts, cream, tobacco, and mellow roast. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Good sweet stout.
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown-red with a large, bright white head that is slowly yet mostly diminishing. Malt heavy aroma is rich of roasted malt, bittersweet cocoa, molasses and mild coffee. Lightly sweet flavor with pin pricks of roasty bitterness. Extremely light carbonation, and the lactose is noticeable in the slick, lightly creamy texture. Finish has notes of bittersweet chocolate and light rye bread. A straightforward sweet stout, well made and a good representation of the style. A nice change from the imperial stouts flooding the market.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Revolution: Deep, black center with dark ruby edges; a light beige collar rests around the edges of the brew. Aroma is outlined with a HUGE dried prune character & big, leafy tobacco notes. Large earthiness with a dark fruit, offsetting sweetness. Not what I expected from this lactose brewed milk stout, but I dig the prune-tobacco combo nonetheless. The taste is a replication of the aroma; huge notes of prune, dried dates, leafy tobacco, & some earthy char. I can detect a very moderate, dry cocoa bean flavor in the finish, but it certainly seems tertiary. I normally don’t favor stouts with heavy dark fruit flavors, but the prune aspect isn’t overly sweet here, & the earthy tobacco elements balance everything nicely. A nice stout.
Christpuncher (2829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this milk stout from revolution. Strong black coffee flavor and bitterness with a milk backbone. Had this out of a bomber at home
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charule (2178) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Gentiles. Poured dark brown with tan head. Aroma of choc lactose. Light carb med bod. Chocy taste balanced taste.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at the brewpub. Clear red brown color. Thin off-white head, kind of cream colored. Leaves great thicker lace. Nice milk chocolate, mild roast, mild earthy herbal aroma. Moderate sweet taste, but not cloying or sugary. Mild bitter taste, good earthy hop balance. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Nice sweet stout. Well-done.
Ktwse (4095) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Taste is sweet milk chocolate with light coffee finish. Body is medium, creamy with soft carbonation.
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lactose-heavy milk stout. Very sweet, but supported by roasty bitterness and hints of chocolate. Full body. Nice, comforting.
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Mostly clear, dark brown pour with mahogany highlights and a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is a swirl of toffee, caramel and a light measure of mocha. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with busy carbonation. The flavor is a blend of sweet caramel, vanilla and mocha. Decadent, nourishing finish. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!