Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured into tulip. pours a dark almost clear ebony with a semi white head. milky vanilla aroma. very smooth and milky. light for a stout but still has the creamy full mouthfeel. cream front of milk with a real fresh coffee expresso finish. very good sessionable stout.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown with a thin white head. Had strong hints of lactose, simple sugars, and roasted coffee. FInsihed with a slight sugary texture.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown body with some reddish-hued edges and a creamy beige head.
Smell: Roasted grains and rich, sweetish chocolate, though by and large, its the roasted malts.
Taste: Fairly sweet milk chocolate flavor featuring some distinct Tootsie Roll notes and just the little amount of citrusy hops. Finishes sweet but with a persistent lactic acidity that builds up in the back of the mouth (like eating too many Milk Duds in one sitting).
Mouthfeel: Soft, medium-bodied beer with a mild carbonation.
Drinkability: Tootsie Rolls and Milk Duds together in an easy drinking beer - whatís not appealing about that?
Tybalt (198) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It smells pretty good...and I suppose it has some decent flavors in there...but "latte frothy head"?...after how many flights of stairs? Besides that...it starts pretty well with a fairly bold initial taste...but fizzles out quickly and ends rather watery and thin...especially for a "stout". Try Left Hand if you are up for a good Colorado milk stout.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a spare fizzy off-white head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, caramel, burnt), light hop (grass), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of tar, smoke and cola. Medium bodied, oily texture, average carbonation and a creamy finish. Light sweetness, acidity and bitterness; heavy roasted caramel and chocolate malt flavor with notes of milk and leather.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ papago. roasted malty aroma with a little vanilla and nickles...thatís right nickles. flavor hints of creamed coca cola and cold carbonated coffee.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is an astringency on the nose that is a bit harsh. Soft in the mouth, light flavour of roast and the lactose is noticeable. Some undesirable metallic notes. A high gravity finish,
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a translucent brownish black with red highlights and a small lasting amber head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, milk chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Palate waqs light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and a hint of coffee with a smooth roasty finish.
5000 (5651) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Black in color, coffee hued edges, thin head that dies immediately, no lacing. † Lactose like nose, sweet yet a touch sour. † Even a bit of campfire or charred wood is noticeable. † Sweet milky start, quite roasty, with a soft hop presense. † Well balanced between the sweetness and the bitter aspect. † Soft roasted milk chocolate finish. † Moderate body and mouthfeel. † Better than I expected. † Not big nor heavy, but fairly solid. † Lingering flavors of cold coffee with tons of cream in it. † Mmmmm....
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottles acquired in trades with cbkschubert & FlacoAlto (thanks!). Iím really into the SKA labels. This one makes me want to break out an old pair of my steel toe cherry reds or even a pair of my Ox Bloods and go stomp in some heads! Poured a dark, dark brown color with a smaller sized tan head. The aromas instantly reminded me of Almond Hersey Kisses. Other aromas of coffee, roasted & burnt malts, and some lactose. The tastes were a little softer than the aroma lead me to expect and consisted of chocolate, roast, coffee, and a touch of milkiness. Had a light sour finish. Softer and creamy body. Interesting for a sweet stout. Looks like Iím going against the norm, but I liked this one.