ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 12/23/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. Itís not quite as ultra-opaque as the WnB I had just before this, but itís still dark enough to block out the light. The head is a two finger mocha shade with meh retention. There is a bit of lace left on the glass, at least.
S: Surprisingly nutty in terms of aroma. There also seems to be a combination of roasted and charred malts, as well. I donít really pick up a lot of chocolate on the nose.
T: Wait, did I say that I donít pick up a lot of chocolate aromatically? Because the chocolate is really battering the palate here. It opens the flavor profile like a wrecking ball - almost as if Terrapin melted a 70% dark cocoa bar into the beer before bottling it. The midtaste brings a lot of lactic cream in a balanced manner. Itís sweet enough to make this a slow sipper rather than a chugger or even a gulper. At least the lactose never comes across as being acidic, sour, or harsh.
M: The body comes across as thicker and more syrupy than it really is, which I would attribute to the finishing cream flavor. Thereís some finishing astringency, too, but itís not dry enough finish-wise to balance it out. Carbonation is mediocre.
O: I feel like milk stouts are the Tito Jackson of the stout family - but this one hits my chocolate tooth enough to separate it from the pack. Totally rock solid as long as you donít expect it to be WnB.
grubypawel (216) - - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with little head. A lovely milk chocolate aroma, smells like Belgian pralines.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
alkolas510 (814) - Všnersborg, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar mjŲlkchoklad och vanilj. Ganska tunn men med lite kolsyra som gŲr den fylligare. Inte jšttemycket smak.
IngetSlick (26) - - MAY 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Brown, bubbly head. Black body. Smells of chocolate, roasted coffee beans, citrus. A lot of chocolate and milk taste, some coffee, roasted. Bitter aftertaste. It feels a bit weak, but still a good brew.
Vighals (1806) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med hÝyt lys brunt skum. Lukter kakaobÝnner, mÝrk sjokolade, kaffe og lakris. Smaker sÝtlig melkesjokolade, noe salt lakris. Medium fyldig. Kort
Dacrza (593) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DATE TASTED: May 14, 2015... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint... OCCASION: Cavs/Bulls Game Six--closeout?... APPEARANCE: expectedly dark; creamy, milky brown head that settles to a quarter-inch; ... AROMA: milky, lactic whiffs of chocolate; surprising floral hops mix with heavier peat malts; an alluring approach ...PALATE: light, almost thin, and smooth, with warmth at the throat; soft and flat carbonation; long, well received finish... TASTE: as advertised, the chocolate is appreciable and appreciated; the sweetness is noticeable, like a white Russian; some vegetable and earthy notes as well... OVERALL: a reasonable, chocolaty approach, as a milk stout can be; Terrapinís art alone makes for an attractive pint, but the beer itself is a good approximation of the style...
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a frothy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Rich and creamy milk chocolate flavor with vanilla, caramel and had notes of coffee.
Hopmaestro (398) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mild roasted chocolate malts with with shitloads of vanilla. Taste is zero bitterness, sweet chocolate, lactic notes with a mild sourness in the finish. In the end, you just sit there with a childish grin, thinking back to when you were a kid -"If this was around back then, I coulda tricked my mom to serve me this chocolate milk drink for breakfast". One dimensional, but really enjoyable!
bergstaden (1591) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a Brown head - Sweet malt aorma with some chocolate notes - Good malt body with chocolate flavours - The chocolate flavour goes inot the finish with some hints of bitterness in the back - This was good
ekstedt (5838) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Black, beige head. Intense chocolate aroma, some vanilla, never cloying. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
finol (2391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours dark brown with a golden tan head.
Sweet milk chocolate aroma with some rosted malt.
Taste of chocolate, soy sauce, and dark malts.