libertine (159) - 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.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by a friend. Dark brown pour with a huge tan head. Aroma of malt, some chocolate and roast. Malty and creamy flavor with some chocolate before a roasty finish.
changeup45 (1667) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark pour from a pint sized can produces a frothy tan head on top that leaves minimal lacing while drinking. The aroma consists of toasted oats, creamy caramel, and chocolate. This isnít as lactic or creamy as I was expecting. Zippy carbonation, with a body that seems a shade thin. The flavors are decent but unexciting: chocolate, some roasted malt, a little sweet lactic flavor (although I was looking for this), and light coffee grounds enter the mix. Easy to drink with no major flaws, but very forgettable too.
BOSSbrewer (1025) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer. Pours a dark brown. Lightly carbonated. Rich and creamy body. Lots of chocolate and minimal roasted barley. Very sweet. Nice beer.
BMMillsy (960) - 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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Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Reno's east. Dark chestnut with a small head. Mild roasted malt aroma. Chocolate, malt and sour.
blackflag321 (386) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Smooth, mild milk chocolate; just a hint of roast; creamy mouth feel.
HisBoyElroy (301) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I donít know where they got MilkShake from. This was just a mediocre stout in my mind.
BlowOffTube (251) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was hoping for more. Lacking the creamy body and more chocolate. Black body, tan head. Steeping grains aroma . Taste is bitter chocolate, milk sugar, but lacking in the body and more vanilla chocolate taste.
Alextricity (373) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No canning date -- poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a very short lived tan head. Patchy lacing at best. Pretty much no bubbles in the beer that I can see after a few minutes. Meh.
Smell: Super metallic... I figured it may be my glass, but it smelled the same out of the can. I try to get other aromas out of it, but the metal smell is dominating everything else. Thereís a really, REALLY subtle chocolate sort of aroma in there as well, but itís way in the background. Doesnít smell awful (outside of the blood smell), but it doesnít exactly smell good, either.
Taste/feel: Really, same as the smell. Not much to taste beer. A mild metallic after taste, not much going on on the front of each sip... really quite bland. Back of the throat has a pleasant roastiness. Thereís some chocolate on top of the roasted malts, but itís really subdued. The feel on this one is the best part of the beer -- itís not super thick, but has a pleasant creaminess, with light carbonation.
Disappointed. I have to think that this can was old... which would be kind of confusing, considering I live only about 20 minutes or so from the brewery. Itís not an awful, undrinkable stout, but thereís nothing about it that stands out. It isnít sweet like a milkshake, it doesnít taste like a milkshake, it doesnít feel like a milkshake. The name "milkshake stout" is misleading, as it tastes like nothing more than a plain old stout -- with a metallic note in the aroma and taste. Might try it again on tap, but not out of a can again.