AKORN (129) - Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pour, dark in color and good head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice spices. Taste is similar to aroma with very little bitterness at all. Mild, creamy, smooth and lite for a stout. Very Good.
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Deep dark mahogany hued dark body with a mound if creamy dense cappuccino head. Retention is decent and rests to a creamy tan coffee swirl on top leaving shinny lacing behind.
S: Bitter dark cocoa, old leather, heavy cream, milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, hints of salted cashews and an dusty earth aroma.
T/M: Sweet roasted dark malts, cherry mash, booze, milk chocolate, sweet cream, coffee, hazelnuts and dark fruits. After taste lingers roasted honey dew melon. Medium body a tad oily and moderate carbonation. Finishes wet with a dash of dryness afterwards.
O: A solid offering thy would be a great beer to keep in the fridge. The dark fruit and melon really made this different but refreshing. I like that it was not as rich and sweet as some milk stouts but it really had simple but good flavors. I will drink this again for sure.
lundy (47) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty coffee aroma. Pours black with thin off-white head. Smooth, sweet flavor which develops into a lingering malty coffee bitterness.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and crackers. Flavor is lightly sweet, good roast malt. Sugared coffee. Very good.
k0mpsa (1123) - Järvenpää, 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 (1499) - 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 can’t imagine what the coffee infusion does to other versions of this beer - it’s 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 (213) - 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 (346) - 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, I’ll be back.
Erikh04 (120) - - 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 (512) - - 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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