Guerde (1221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle from Sparky27, thanks Eric!) Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is strongly roasted, with a ton of roasted malt, a touch of smoke, charcoal, beef jerky, and dark roasted coffee. Taste is not as highly roasted as the aroma would lead on (which is a good thing) but there’s a lot of dark roasted coffee, with a sharp somewhat tart/bitter berry skin taste near the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, not bad.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Guerde. Dark pour with a thin off white head. Beets on the nose as well as pet food. Coffee, cocoa and lactose in the taste.
badgerben (4630) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Guerde for sharing. Black color with no head. Chocolate and chalky aroma. Very obviously a milk stout by the taste. A still slightly sweet lactose flavor, a bit of chocolate and some roasty malt. Solidly done.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep clear brown with one finger tan head and spotty lacing. Nose is toasted malt, chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Taste is sweet upfront with roasted coffee and chocolate in the finish. Medium, semi-creamy mouth feel. Better than I expected.
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with small brown head. Roasted malty nose. Flavor is much the same, with that au sec pot of coffee flavor that sticks with you at the end.
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a small fizzy rapidly disappearing beige head. The aroma is roasted with a hint of burnt malt. The flavor is mildly sweet, along with the roasted character from the nose. There is the faintest hint of coffee. A touch on the thin side, smooth drinking. Nothing I would seek out in the future.
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark thick black with no head. Smells like sweet cream with some roasted nuts. Flavor is of cream and malt...a bit too sweet for my tastes. Palate is nice a creamy. Overall an okay session sweet stout.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. 3rd week of Dec.<P>Beer is very dark, nearly opaque brown. Head is moderate, light tan, frothy, quickly and mostly diminishing.<P>The aroma is malty with moderate notes of chocolate milk, light note of roasted grain, cookie; Hoppy with a trace of resinous herb; Yeasty with a light/moderate note of basement, light piquant note of dough.<P>The flavor is moderately/heavily sweet, moderately acidic (reminiscent of cola), trace bitter with a long, lightly astringent, moderately sweet, lightly acidic finish. Blechy dank aftertaste. <P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is almost fizzy.<P>Very sweet. Between the sweetness, the acidity and the carbonation I’m very much reminded of cola. Find the yeast note kind of stinky and off-putting.
BelgianBeerGal (3430) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark brown pour with a big brown/grey head. Aroma is sour milk, milk chocolate and a little alcohol. Flavour is more chocolate, a little coffee and a little smoke. Thin mouthfeel and simple palate though. Enjoyable.
highibus (756) - Vail, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black stout with ruby ridges. Small tan head does not linger much but decent lacing. Aroma of burnt carmel and roasted nuts. Somewhat creamy as it is a milk stout. I guess I like them more dry but it is try to style. Flavor is sweet and roasted biscuit. A little thin on the palate.