k0mpsa (948) - Jšrvenpšš, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at winslows, greenville. Almost black color, no head. Aroma is coffeem cream, roasty, chocolate. Taste is also roasty, coffee, milk, cream, some hops at the end.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Desaparecido for this extra, cheers Ed!
A: Pours a dark brown beer with greather than one finger light latte head which dissipates over a couple minutes, little/no lacing. The beer has little light penetration, and where it does, you have mahogany.
S: Smells of cream, cocoa, coffee, earthy hops. Very nice nose. Hints of fig, mint, raisins. Good. Faintest touches of licorice.
T: Plenty of dry, malted, oaty profiles here. I canít imagine what the coffee infusion does to other versions of this beer - itís got a dry enough taste for me. A bit sweet, banana, nougat in the background. Nice, but too sweet IMO. Finish has more raisin on it.
M: Medium to heavy body feel with medium to high carb. Would prefer just a hint less carb. The beer coats and palate while leaving the tongue a little dry.
D: This beer is not bad, but not particularly good either. I imagine imperialized, this beer is very nice. As it stands, the beer tastes a little off balance and lacking in some more substantial interweaving of profiles.
Serving type: bottle
eRock_2013 (148) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this is my first venture into the milk stout variety, this seems to be a good introduction to the style. Appearance is very dark with an off-white head, with a coffee aroma. Coffee doesn't come through in the taste too much however, rather features a sweet sugar and cocoa, but not chocolate, flavor. Maybe a little smokiness. Very creamy and smooth, really has a texture almost like milk. Concludes with a coffee aftertaste and a clean finish. Definitely worth trying. On first impression I don't think I personally favor this style, but this enjoyable.
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kidobutai (231) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Although the color is invitingly dark, the head sadly dissipates very quickly, and with very little lacing. Roasted coffee aroma, though not too strong. Nice flavor and very smooth going down. I think if the ABV were a little higher, it would be a better experience. Not bad though, Iíll be back.
Erikh04 (98) - - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid stout. A little over carbonated. Great smokey aroma and taste. Would get again.
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zoucrew102 (379) - - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Roasted malt aroma with chocolate notes. Pours black with a huge, light brown head and great lacing. Roasted malt and light coffee to start. Finishes smooth with good chocolate notes and milk sugars. Good, but not the best milk stout I've had.
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UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from jrob21, many thanks. pours motor oil black with a thin silky tan head. nose of chocolate, light espresso. taste adds gentle sweetness. body is light and creamy.
pmcint01 (26) - Pitman, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with minimal brown head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is nice like sweet roasted milk chocolate. Taste is mediocre to me. Tastes like burned chocolate and coffee. Carbonation seems appropriate. I wonít buy this again.
firemarshal (106) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been wanting to try this beer for a long time and Iím not disappointed. There was almost no head and the remaining lace dissipated quickly. This stout is obviously black. The aroma is very complex and hard for me (newbie rater) to decipher. There was definitely a caramel aroma but something else present possibly smoked cedar? The taste was very pleasing with a mildly sweet flavor balanced superbly by the dark roasted grains. Medium-light body, creamy texture, and a fantastic chocolate caramel finish. I will definitely buy this beer again.
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from De Molen. Poured a clear dark brown with a round light tan head. The aroma is malt and creamy caramel. The flavour is medium bitter. Medium bodied, low carbonation and a creamy texture. Lots of toffee fudge on the slightly watery palate.