Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, milk chocolate brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is rich chocolates with a solid roasty balance along with a pleasant, light lactose sweetness. Some milk chocolates, dark chocolates, a hint of molasses and caramel, and a light coffee as well. Flavor is similar and pretty damn good. Lots of rich, milky and dark chocolates balanced perfectly with a smooth roasty coffee profile. Some more hints of molasses and caramel, a touch of vanilla, and a light lactose that never gets too sweet or distracting. Finishes very smooth and creamy, but fairly dry thanks to the nice roastiness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, very smooth and soft, creamy body and a soft, creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a very impressive milk stout. Sweet, but well balanced with a nice roasty, slight coffee flavor. Lactose sweetness is present, but never too much. I really liked this beer.
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft taster, June 7. Deep black, with a thin head. Smell has some light chocolate, but the taste goes much deeper to cocoa country. Warming alcohol gives this an impression of a chocolate cordial. Overall impression is sweet, with a bit of roastiness and hoppiness in the background.
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from pantanap...thanks Kan! - Pours cola-black with a thin tan head. Nose is a nice blend of milky, creamy sweetness and medium-dark roast. A bit of butterscotch and vanilla, as well as a little astringency. Taste is smooth up front--lots of sweet vanilla, some molasses, and a touch of brown sugar, transitioning into a charred, espresso finish. Bitter and astringent finish. A little thin in the mouth, making it feel a bit watery. Not a ton of carbonation. This felt promising, but was a bit of a letdown.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, via trade. Clear deep reddish brown with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel and light roasted coffee. Flavor is sweet chocolate malt, caramel and a faint roasty bitterness. Medium body with a silky mouth feel. Good sweet stout, lots of chocolate flavor and not overly sweet.
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is just good. Really lactose forward with light roast cocoa, coffee, and toffee. Toasty, malty, rich and really well made. Nice beer and a good surprise.
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle, thanks to Craig. There are noticeable lactose aromatics. Coffee, chocolate, sweet milk, caramel.
Ktwse (2082) - SWEDEN - 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.
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 On tap at Revolution. Dark black pour with a thin head in a tulip glass. Nice nose of roast and chocolate with some of that lactose. The roast and bitterness balances out the sweetness well overall. Overtime it gets to be a little too sweet. But a solid milk stout for sure. 7/4/73/15
22 oz bottled version. The lactose is still a little too much. But the roast and chocolate balance it out well enough. Not too sweet. It works decently well 7/4/7/3/7/15
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bold robust coffee scents. Taste is similar, lots of coffee with a bit of chocolate. Has a big bitter finish, mouth feel isn't as creamy as I thought.
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tectactoe (2028) - 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 donít favor stouts with heavy dark fruit flavors, but the prune aspect isnít overly sweet here, & the earthy tobacco elements balance everything nicely. A nice stout.