SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at bocktown
A- Body is a dark brown hue. Served with a 1 finger or so creamy creme brulee colored head. This fades to a >1/2 finger but has decent retention. No lacing left behind in the glass.
S- The nose is very good and interesting. It actually has a lot of smoked peat to it-it accents the nose. Behind this is a classic milk stout. Milk chocolate and a hint of roasted malt.
T- Taste is very similar to the smell. Upfront is that smokeyness with a chocolate malt backbone. The milk component comes through more for the finish as well as a hint of roasted malt and the smoke fades completely for the finish.
M- Medium carbonation and fairly heavy body. Smooth but slightly dry.
D- This is a very good, interesting milk stout overall. I really like the added smoke quality to the typical milkm stout profile-it adds a hint of rauchbier to it. Its just a hair dry-but overall job very well done by rust belt.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-23-2011 03:29:34
cheap (5261) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at magic tree and vintage. Milk stout? Quite strong fer a milky. Yes, comes on like an impy fer sure. Yes feels like 6% but is over 7%. Big and blac. smells like decent milk stout but thats were the similarities end. Constantly wants to be an impy. Flat and the finsh is impy stout too, don’t let the style fool.
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
5/04/2011: Rust Belt John Young Select McLyles Milk Stout... Aroma: Smells like cheap red wine and concord grape juice. Appearance: Ruby brown color, thin beige crown. Flavor: Puckering sour, red grape juice, nasty yeasty finish, sour tart and puckering. Palate: Med light, thin. Overall: This is why milk stouts aren’t a favorite - they can go VERY wrong due to the lactose; terrible yuck! Drain pour!
22 f. oz. bottle. Rating #15 for this beer.
Dogbrick (11339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Big Tap In on 04/21/2012. Pours inky black with a wispy tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of coffee. Medium body with a roasty character and notes of sweet chocolate malt and mild coffee. The finish is short and sweet with a mocha aftertaste. Decent overall.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GT’s birthday tasting. Brown pour with a gigantic frothy head. Nose holds milk, cranberry, and a touch of coffee while the flavor progresses to lactic sugar, bitter chocolate, and some off-putting metallic notes. Bleh.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Blah. A terrible beer. Aroma was very metallic. Some milk chocolate is there but very weak. Pour was a flat, deep heavy dark brown/near black with no bubbles and not a hint of a head. Taste was very weak, flat and bland. There’s not much flavor other than some outlying coffee and chocolate. The metallic aroma also comes through in the flavor. There is no carbonation whatsoever, so it’s like drinking cold chocolate flavored coffee out of a rusty bucket.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
heavy mud brown, honeycombed light beige head, infected look. Nose is heavy metallic, light lactose, roast and chocolate. Flavor is bit burnt by contrast, hints of paper through the end, bitterness lasting, high carbonation muting a lot with chocolate and malt hints.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a beige head. Vegetative corn, booze and bakers chocolate, milk chocolate, and earthen coffee grounds. Medium palate, low carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours an opaque black with a large over-carbonated froth of beige head. Has a sweet sugary dark caramel and slightly metallic nose with a touch of lactose. Starts with a light fizzy body with some sticky toasty dark caramel sweetness and milk chocolate notes before a sweet dark malty finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours black with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, raisins and prunes, earth hops, leather yeast. Flavor is roast malt, medium bitterness, prunes, light hops, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
651mL. Pours with insanely aggressive carbonation. Massive head. Webby, suddy lace. Nose is soapy, plasticy, detergent, small caramel. Taste is chalky, suddy, very bland, earthy, dirty. Bland. Not a fan.