Darkmagus82 (1785) - - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-22-13-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew boarding on black. Upon serving there was a nice off white head that sat atop the brew. The head faded slowly over time leaving a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass
Smell – The nose is largely dominated by aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Mixed with these however are some smells that bring a sweetness to complement the roastier smells. Notes of caramel and milk mingle among the chocolate and malt to give a overall mocha espresso smell.
Taste – The flavors follow the nose very well. The taste begins with a roasted malt and coffee flavor upfront. The coffee is soon met with some milk however giving an almost cappuccino like flavor. More toward the middle flavors of dark chocolate come to the tongue along with a bit more lactose and some vanilla. The taste overall increases in sweetness at this point. More toward the end a bit of bitterness works its way to the tongue almost tasting of a bitter coffee and slightly herbal and earthy taste. All the flavor combine in the end to leave an oddly bitter sweet roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was on the medium to slightly smoother and creamier side with a carbonation level that was on the slightly higher side. The higher carbonation took away a bit from all the nice cappuccino and roasted flavors of the brew but was made up for by the relatively smother body of the beer.
Overall – Not bad although the slightly bitter flavor at the end of the taste, which didn’t meld so well with the roasted and sweeter lactose tastes, takes away from the beer a bit. Although not the best milk stout in my opinion, it is well worth a try if you have the opportunity.
CJ_Pain (124) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid milk stout. A little thin in the mouthfeel and not too complex. Good representation of the style.
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iRavali (41) - Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light on the pallet but still fairly creamy. This is a stout for non stout lovers I think.
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vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Black pour with tan head, Sweet, lactose, sugar, milk and brown sugar aromas, Light sweet tones, and malt tones.
Ktwse (2164) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark brown with low light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate, light chocolate malts. Taste is sweet, vanilla and milk chocolate, with some dark chocolate bitter in the finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black with a tan/beige head. Roastedness at the nose with a sweet taste. Easy to drink, light-medium body. A summer stout.
gerbewa (212) - - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a bottle of this at tupelo honey with Amanda on 7/6/14. Good stout but I would say forgettable.
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip, served at somewhat room temperature. Pours a pitch black with a lazy tan edging. Nose is roast, ash, and chocolate. A little hint of cherries on the end of the nose. Taste is roasted malts and chocolate. Just a touch of lactic sweetness/tang on the finish but this drinks more like a dry stout then a milk stout. Creamy yet dry finish. Tasty enough!
AndyW68 (1145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black with beige head. Aroma is strong chocolate. Taste is chocolate. Creamy mouth feel. Very good.
Maxbier (361) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours very dark nearly black, brownish head. aroma of chocolate malt, slightly sweet aroma. Flavor is roasty, smooth slightly creamy malt flavor. true to the style, one of the best milk stouts I have had. Would be very nice with a desert, perhaps cherry pie or a piece of dark chocolate.