elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, opaque brown, with a tan head that quickly dissipates and leaves just a trace of lacing. Aroma is a bit restrained, but chocolate is front and center, with a general sweetness. In fact, the chocolate aroma is so prominent that it leaves little room for anything else. Flavor is, as one would expect, mainly of chocolate. However, it’s more a flavor of bittersweet cocoa nibs than milk chocolate. Roasted malts also figure prominently in the mix, with a warming, slightly alcoholic aftertaste. A balance of sweet, burnt, and slightly sour (think dark cherries) flavors. Lively, though slightly watery mouthfeel. In sum, a nice, sweet milk stout that is most drinkable.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thick dark collapsing brown head. In aroma, nice biscuit vanilla chocolate with fruity esters, light Nestlé quick, beautiful. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee, vanilla extract, subdued but still pleasant.
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"chocolate was definitely the main player in this brew, and it was done very, very well. very smooth on the palate, aroma of malted and milk chocolate, bordering on decadent. probably a pretty good stout underneath, but hard to say. not a ton of complexity, but i REALLY didn’t care. Well crafted and delicious. Thanks again, Lou..this was a treat."
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wasnt going to think this was going to make my list...oh but I was mistaken. SO SO choclate in aroma. Tasted of sweet cocoa, all the way around. Left a perfect finish. I loved this brew.
orangesol (868) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on-tap into a snifter at Shady’s downtown.
A - Pours dark as night with a small one finger tan head, dissipating to a light tan film, leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S - Hard to describe...I think it was a little too cold when they first poured it and I really couldn’t pick anything up. Once it warmed up a bit it really didn’t improve much. Faint hints of coffee, booze, and some sweetness. Very under-welming to say the least.
T - Fairly sweet up front from the lactose with some mildly roasted dark malt and a touch of coffee in the middle helping to balance some of the sweetness. Finish is pretty sweet with some lingering roast. Having had wake-n-bake a few days ago this is quite the letdown. Not one of my favorites but still not terrible.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Creamy feel with a touch of lingering roast. Nothing too special tho.
D - Not very high. This one was ok, but I just don’t think I could drink more than one of these. One was even pushing it.
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-13-13-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep-deep brown colored brew with a one finger tan colored head. The head fades over about a two minute time period to leave a moderated level of lace.
Smell – The smell is big of sweet and dark. Lots of milk chocolate, lactose sugar, cream and vanilla permeate the smell. Mixed with these aromas, is a roasted malt, some smoke and a light coffee smell. Overall quit delicious.
Taste – The taste is very much as would be expected from the nose. It begins with a good dose of milk chocolate and caramel sweetness. Flavors of vanilla are mixed with these tastes and as the taste advances further more lactose and milk/cream flavors start coming to the tongue, creating an even more chocolate milk like taste. Toward the end a light roasted coffee and char/smoke flavor come to the tongue bittering the brew ever so slightly. While slightly bittered, the taste is still overall on the sweeter and richer side with the flavor combination at the end, leaving a nice milk chocolate flavor with the lighted amount of bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is a bit on the creamier and thicker side with a carbonation level that was rather normal. The average carbonation level kept it quite drinkable while the creamier body suited very nicely the chocolate and lactose flavors, brining a very creamy and soothing smooth flavor to the tongue.
Overall – This is a fantastic and tasty brew. It is chocolaty, creamy, and “milky” making it a nice chocolate milk kind of brew. While chocolate milk like, it is not sickening sweet and maintains a good drinkability and flavorful character. This is a very nice after dinner, dessert style brew.
lb4lb (2547) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is chocolate, milky. Taste is same, slightly sweet. Standard milk stout flavor. Good for style.
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from State Line. Dark pour, frothy head and good lacing. Nutty aroma with mild metallic notes. Sweet syrupy chocolate, but kind of artificial tasting. Some nutty and acidic notes. Thick and coating. Just okay.
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not nearly as good as the description. Chocolate gets lost. Harsher mouthfeel than expected. Coors light colored lacing. Carbonation too harsh for this one, not sweet enough.
Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dan. Nose is chocolate and cream. Taste is similar. Very sweet and chocolate. Gud stuph
John25 (517) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate and roasted malt. The taste follows suit and adds subtle espresso. The palate has a velvety milkshake feel that coats the tongue. Rich, creamy, Medium to low carb. Really interesting enjoyable milk stout. I dig it.
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