Brigadier (3030) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
The name alone drew me in but it was the description at Town Hall that sealed the deal. An experimental beer that I’d expect from another Michigan brewery instead, this release provides an alcoholic experience akin to a milkshake. Find it on draft or in a bottle (at about $9.99 a four pack) and make your own determination.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy black base fills the glass with a smooth presence. A tan head remains as protection from the air. Strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla rise from the air with the feel of melted Neapolitan ice cream and alcohol. Creamy and smooth, the profile alone makes this worth purchasing.
Flavor / Palate - A creamy mouthfeel fills the mouth with a smooth texture. From start to finish it unleashes waves of dairy. Strawberry and milk slightly outweigh the grocery store aisle chocolate. A nice balanced beer was so good I wound up picking up a half growler a month later.
Kavu (2300) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l on tap @ Oliver Twist. Pours very dark brown with a low head. Aroma is milk, chocolate, strawberries and roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, some strawberries, chocolate, lactose and hops. Great!
wiosna (205) - - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l hana@ Oliver Twist. Aavistuksen punaiseen taittava todella tummanruskea. Tuoksussa mansikkaa, maitosuklaata, paahteista mallasta, makeus tulee laktoosista. Maussa laktoosia, mansikkaa, tummaa ja maitosuklaata, paahteista mallasta, humalaa.
finol (2201) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Oliver Twist.
Very sweet fruity aroma like strawberry milkshake.
Smooth taste of chcoloate, not as fruity as the aroma indicates.
presario (4656) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, pretty good for a hard to pull off concept. Dark brown with a dark head. Aroma of dusty chocolate and maraschino cherries. Flavour starts chocolate, strawberry around the edges, vanilla through the middle and interesting strawberry aftertaste.
pintbypint (2655) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Near black pour, big tan head with good retention and attractive lacing.. Nose has strawberry and chocolate. Taste has some dark chocolate malt, berry notes. Roasty finish. Medium bodied. Not getting the vanilla anywhere, but good anyway..
DuffMan (6901) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Farmhouse. Dark chestnut brown. The aroma does capture the essence of Neopolitan ice cream, with a heavy lean toward chocolate. Flavours of milk chocolate, vanilla cream, and strawberry in the finish. Quite remarkable, but very sweet!
demitriustown (1077) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is chocolate malt, vanilla, and a bit of strawberry notes. Appearance is a deep dark black with a thick head that sticks around for a while. Taste is really nice taste of Neapolitan ice cream chocolate malt characteristics, vanilla beans, and strawberries in the backing. Palate has a lingering vanilla and strawberry note. Overall, Pretty darn good stuff in my honest opinion. Cheers!
ryanfolty (1872) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 16, 2014 - on tap at Valley Tap. Dark brown pour with nice head that lasted and thick lacing. Atoma was like ice cream, milky, vanilla and strawberry. Taste was somewhat consistent with aroma though not as strong flavors and a bitter finish that seems out of place.
Hair6a11 (1367) - Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is dark brown with amber highlights - the head is khaki, two finger deep, with average retention and sticky lacing present here. Perhaps over carbed, but whatever. The nose is strawberry / vanilla ice cream notes initial - I mean it really straddles a line for me from feeling authentic and artificial - I have no idea what was used on the strawberry side so its just conjecture. Either way , the nose is probably the highlight on this brew, moving to the chocolate and lactose notes , with feint roast presence. The flavor profile presents a more typical milk stout base, with cream, abundant sweet strawberry / vanilla, with mild chocolate , roast , and feint earthy notes near the finish lines. I get it - but it’s not exactly my thing at this point.