brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin-ish body from the pour, certainly brown (not black) in color. Good lace, not much head. Some lacto sugars in the nose, though they are entirely absent in the taste. A pretty good (basic) stout, nothing special here.
ccex (868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours an opaque dark brown with small tan head and some lacing. Not much to smell, but aroma is full of roasted malts, some coffee, and a bit of vanilla in a the finish. Body is medium without too much carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet and mouthfeel is creamy. A good,stout from a favorite local brewer.
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with an espresso head. Aroma of grain. Creamy mouth. Taste is sweet and roasty. Nice balance.
thome50 (769) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from atom. Pours a deep brown with thin khaki head. Aroma is light roast coffee with minimal milk chocolate. Taste is light cocoa milk with a thin coffee bean. Overall the silky milk makes this but a little thin in the mouth.
48FanInCali (614) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black pour with lively off white head. Nose mainly of roast and coffee. Taste if roast, coffee, and chocolate. A little to heavy on carb but creamy. Not bad.
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FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Dark black color with a large, creamy, foamy, thick, khaki head. Good retention with a thick creamy layer of lace.
S - Good amount of roasted dark and milk chocolate and malt with touches of coffee and caramel. A sweet lactose aroma also comes out, but it isnít overly strong for a Milk Stout.
T - Similar to the nose with a good balance of sweet lactose and sweet creaminess along with the roasted chocolate and malt. Hints of vanilla also come out. Some roasted coffee and caramel and a touch of earthiness. It tastes somewhere between a typical Milk Stout and a regular stout with a good level of lactose sweetness but also has a touch of a roasted/bitterness to it.
M - Medium body that is a touch thin for the style and ABV but not bad. Good amount of carbonation with a smooth and creamy feel.
D - Very drinkable beer with a great mix of roasted flavors and sweet lactose. Different kinds of chocolate/cocoa flavors come out. Well balanced beer. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, but gives a slight warming.
Notes: A very nice Milk Stout that has a great balance between the sweet lactose aspects and the more bitter roasted chocolate aspects. Definitely worth a try.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a deep, inky black that allows only shades of dark chestnut along the edges. A creamy off-white head sits atop the ink for nearly the duration of the drinking session. Aroma is a bit faint but gives up roast grain, a little chocolate, a dose of vanilla, a tiny hint of oak, and a smidgen of dried dark fruits. Flavor is crunchy bitter-roast grains tempered by sweet chocolate, cream, lactose, a bit of vanilla, and yep, thereís that tiny touch of dried fruits again. Palate is thick and creamy with a roast-grain aftertaste. Quite drinkable.
dwm1034 (544) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from beer frig at lake...pours black with nose and initial taste of chocolate and coffee...thin tan head with nice lacing. Sweet and smooth...a little thin for a typical stout but creamy overall / smooth taste make up for it...smooth and tasty.
EdInSaltLake (441) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, chocolate roasted malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor, with some allspice-like spiciness. Thanks, Sledutah...
Newk (299) - - SEP 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured from tap at the brewpub. Poured into a snifter and pours a dark chocolate color with a nice chocolatey head.
well balanced with pungent aromas of malts, milk chocolate, and coffee beans. There is nice depth to it as well.
Full bodied with the feel being the real show. Very smooth and fairly classy as well with flavors of milk chocolate, malts and some roasted notes as well.
This is pretty damn good. Itís been a while since it was on tap and I didnít fully remember it. Hopefully this sticks around a bit longer.