Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the 4th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/21/2012: Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts and coffee. Medium body with a sweet malt character and notes of roasted nuts, hops and mild coffee. The finish is creamy with a sweet malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
thornecb (4416) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into a snifter. Tan head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet milk chocolate aromas. Thin with toffee, sweet milk chocolate, and anise upfront turning to a dry, dark, smoky resin finish..
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep chocolate brown with a very thin beige head, not much lacing at all. Smell of Chocolate and roasted malt on the nose, toasty and nutty. Medium bodied, nice and creamy, but just a touch of hops. Nice chocolate sweetness, the lactose is nice with the bittering hops. Seems like a dry finish, but how can that be with a sweet Stout? It works.
falco242 (262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a coffee colored head, but not too thick. Very light aroma compared to full rich, sweet taste. Coffee-ish after taste that shows the alcohol but in a good way. Great milk stout.
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet from the lactose with some milk chocolate with some coffee. Thick mouthful with plenty of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts, Nice bitter finish. Another great Southern Tier stout.
ElGaucho (2211) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Stone smoked aroma. Fully opaque body with thin tan ring. Faint red hues peer through under certain light. Rich, sweet, stronger alcohol. Like other milk stouts I’ve had but on roids. Really good.
swoopjones (5921) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Coles. Dark brownish black color. sweet malts with medium roast in the aroma. Lighter mouthfeel. Sweet flavor, light herbal notes, slight tobacco, sweet sugary notes. Leather. Not doing it for me
Daytonbeer (648) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with small head, no carbination and little lacing. Fair aroma of bread and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Some hints of alcohol, hops, and sugary syrup.
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with medium to large brown frothy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate milk and small hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
emacgee (4030) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks ughsmash. Pours a weak copper brown with one finger of dark tan head. Nose is meh, grainy with some black coffee and bakers chocolate. Flavor is really one dimensional and the bottom kind of falls out of it. Grain character has a lot of holes in it. Flavor needs building up. Body is blah, I’d expect more from something with lactose. Surprisingly dry finish.