RyanK (200) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From my first time tasting this beer: Pours extremely dark and thick (light doesn’t pass) with low carbonation. Has a small tan head that quickly dissipates. Smells of barley malt, alcohol and hops, no sweetness on the nose just beer. Quite good, thick and malty with a good hop presence as well. The sweetness of the milk stout seems to mix with the alcohol and they kind of mask each other making it just taste like a regular stout. The descent hop presence hits you before it finishes with a a strong bitter coffee chocolate malt taste. This is a good average stout, being that the 2xipa and Left hand milk stout are two of my favorites, I thought I’d like this more. Not blown away but very good.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
chocolate, coffee, toast,
black, tan foam, frothy,
heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, mellow backendmedium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
overall, nice good creamy milk stout.
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small cream head. Smells like hops, sweet cream, and coffee. I taste coffee, cookies and cream, with some hoppy bitterness at the end. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. This is sweet, but not overly sweet or sugary. Alcohol gives a nice warming sensation. Overall, this surprised me with it’s balance. A good milk stout in my opinion.
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Hudson Street Stackhouse. Pours black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie, chocolate and coffee malt, dates and prunes with light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, heavy chocolate with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
bigrond (1478) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very, very smooth. This beer is almost creamy. Slides down effortlessly. This brew warms up a cold windy day quite nicely. Thumbs up.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is average and moderate amounts of lacing are left.
3.5 S: Pleasant, supple roastiness. Seemingly paradoxically dry and sweet at the same time. A dry dusty graininess is first perceived, but then a wave of sweet chocolate overcomes it. Lactose is moderately expressive.
3.5 T: Like the nose, this starts off with a supple roastiness, then a dry graininess, then several waves of chocolate. Caramel underneath, a touch of vanilla, and hints of the characteristic lactose flavor.
5.0 M: Perfect here. Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Insanely creamy, even for a milk stout.
4.0 D: Very nice beer. Worth a purchase or two. Solid all around.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-31-2012 03:52:43
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I typically like milk stout, and this one has the rounded milk chocolate, toffee and cafe-au-lait profile of a good one. A little bit more alcohol than is usual heightens the drama, however, and there is a slickness to the palate that gets the beer off your tongue. Light and drinkable. Quite nice.
beerbill (3413) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours very deep brown, just about black, with a moderate tan head that was gone by the second sip and left some spotty lace. Pleasant aroma of lightly roasted malt and milk chocolate. The flavor is again lightly roasted malt and milk chocolate, but there is more of the milk chocolate in the flavor than the aroma. The lactose adds a very nice smoothness to this beer and rounds out the mouthfeel quite nicely. Medium-full bodied. Very good beer!
sonnycheeba (3561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark Brown with thin beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, with light honey and spice. Flavor is heavy malt, faint hops, and light esters; dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking black with a thin tan head. The aroma has chocolate, some coffee, a bit of booze. The flavor is similar, very smooth with a creamy texture. Quite nice for a cold evening.