ColovianTrader (159) - - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Sweeter and frothier than most stouts. Flavors of sweet cream, toast and mild coffee with light caramel and moderate bitterness. A bit lighter than expected but easy to drink.
deyholla (5860) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has roasted malts with some lactose sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is similar with chocolate and roasted malt with lactose coming out in the finish.
libertine (176) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not much in the way of aroma,flavor is lactic and chocolate.has a pleasant creamy mouthfeel.the basics are here for this beer.needs a little improvement on aroma and perhaps a little bitterness in the finish.its average right now but has potential with tweaking.
BMMillsy (1098) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mich Brewers Guild sample. Pours black with no head. Smell of chocolate. Taste is light chocolate flavor, but mouthfeel seems a bit thin. Slight bitterness. Only okay.
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heckraiser (1) - - AUG 10, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
For all those people that rank the aroma low, I offer these kind words: "it smells better than a hooker’s chocolate starfish at the end of her shift."
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Deep opaque brown body, thin tight beige head. Rich roasty nose with cocoa and woody acidity. Roasty body with light lactic sweetness and a woody, acidic bite in the finish. Subtle sweetness but it enhances an average stout.
ICEatALAMO (849) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The aroma is a little malty, but not getting much more out of it than that. The taste is decent for a stout, but not very complex and a little thinner than I like my stouts to be. Can taste a little bit of the milk and has a nice sweetness to it.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, smoked malt, and a hint of lactose. Flavor of lactose with bitter chocolate, also there is sort of an odd tartness. A decent stout but odd tasting and the lactose and chocolate malt flavors did not quite come together.
ChopsandBailey (10) - USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a glass on tap. Very thin khaki head with nice consistent lacing. Very dark smooth color. Not very aromatic at all, just a hint of sweet malt. Flavor was very nice, malty and sweet with a mocha finish. If your ever at the Mills you have to check this out.
cwondo (24) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark brown with almost no light getting through. Tan head lingered with nice lacing. Thick, malty, sweet aroma with not much else. Tasted very sweet and malty, lingering vanilla extract taste. A bit of tartness to it. Very nice creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty light for a stout. The best beer I’ve had at the mills