BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at the pre-DLD party at Flossmoor, thanks bwkrieger: Nearly opaque with a creamy head and nice lace. The aroma has notes of oats, lactic acid, chocolate, vanilla, prune, charred and roasty malt, and a bit grassy hop. The taste displays malty chocolate and and bit of banana but bread with a twangy fruit note in support. A hint of smoke and mineral upon the finish. The mouth feel is smooth and slick, a touch thin. A solid offering all told.
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a moderate light tan head. Little lacing. Aroma is roasty and milk chocolate. Nice balance of sweet and roasty but not as rich and creamy as I like in a milk stout. Still quite drinkable.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Lombard, IL). Pours a near opaque blackish brown hue, dark and ominous, a ruby brown bottom with frothy light brown head that dies to a decent film, laces ok. Aromas are a decent roasty kick, some toast and caramel moving into lactose, milk sugar, some vanilla. A creaminess, sweet on the nose past the roast, some coffee and cream. Initial is medium bodied. Perhaps a touch sweet, creamy and chocolatey, some lactose sugars, some coffee, with some toffee, caramel. Lighter bodied than expected. Into the middle the beer offers more sweetness, a more dominant lactose and toffee, some vanilla, cream, roast and toast come behind as the backend throws a healthy roast and toast bitterness to balance. Interesting, a solid sweet stout. A beer that generally doesn’t interest me, but it does the job.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was on tap at Rock Bottom Chicago, clearly stated in the menu that it was brewed by the Yorktown brewer. Pours a nice dark brown/black. thin brown head. Nose is roasted chocolate and malts. On taste, a touch sweet and very smooth/luxurious. Some roast and chocolate jumps through. Overall, very good milk stout.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Yorktown. Rock Bottom Yorktown Milk Stout is a deep-brown/ black color with a very airy and inconsistent mocha colored head. The aroma is lighter with notes of coffee and some roasted malts. This has a very good finish and is not at all watery, however, this is missing a bit of needed flavor.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Flossmoor – Pre-DLD. Poured dark brown with a nice cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter milk chocolate and lactic notes with a very pleasant feel to it. The flavor found the same milk chocolates with a touch of anise.. longer finish with very nice balance. Medium-bodied, sweet, and smooth on the palate.. not complex per-se, but mighty tasty!
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler glass. This was off their regular tap, and the bartendress, who turns out to know her beer, said to let this warm up a bit. But during that time, I had a bowl of their chili, so my tasting is skewed. After sitting for 15 minutes, it still shows a thin tan head marked by dark brown "craters" of bubbles past, over a deep brown/black beer. The foam forms a nice coating on the sides of the glass as I drink. Smells good and roasty, with more coffee roast to it than chocolate. Taste shows a very silky, oatmeal type texture, and a slight viscosity. Despite the roasies, I found it very smooth. Not as sweet as they claim, but a very nice beer that I hope to return for a full mug of.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As usual with a nitroed pull, a good looking drink, a nearly black brown body with a good lacing, creamy brown head. The aroma, always muted under such circumstances, is a sweet roasted malt, a bit of roasted barley, and a dash of milk chocolate. Too smooth of a mouthfeel for my indelicate senses. Very sweet malty taste, the roasted part of the aroma receeding greatly. Chocolate covered caramel and a Tootsie Roll. More for the seasoned stout drinker than for this hop-head.
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