omhper (19447) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottled, my 7000th rating, thanks chris_o!] Near black, beige head. Aroma of coffee and corn flakes. Medium sweet with rounded creamy mouthfeel and rather light body. Plenty of butterscotch and a hint of metal. Boldly flavourful., but kind of unrefined.
IrishBoy (3841) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ross (Rating 100 for this beer) Nose of sweet and chocolaty coffee; Dark brown with a small tan head;Hoppy coffee flavor with a bitter chocolate finish. Better than the ratings show!
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found this beer to be very enjoyable, but roastier than expected. I would have guessed a milk porter if I didnít see the bottle. The sweetness of the milk sugar was present in addition to lots of roasted malt. Earthy and a slightly sour chocolatey finish. It may sound a bit odd, but I found it to be very wonderful! This is the second effort from this brewery and I hope I can get my hands on several more!
OldGrowth (2673) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from ross. Good nose, sweet. Roasty. Chocolate, oat, chalk, seltzer. Clean orangy dark brown color. Small head that faded quickly to a ring. Ok lacing. Sweet bitter flavor. Has a nice little bite to it. Like aroma, but takes on more of a coffee taste with the chocolate. Medium body, smooth creamy oily mouthfeel. bittersweet finish. Really enjoyed this one. Had it on draught a few months back at the Flying Saucer in Raleigh.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured black with a tan head. Aroma was coffee and earth notes. Flavor was some chocolate, coffee, and yes earth notes again. Medium milky body that finished thin.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Dark brown, almost opaque w/ a lasting light tan head. Nutty, chocolatey and toasty malt noticeable immediately. Lightly fruity/estery, roasty and toasty as it warms in the aroma. Well balanced w/ a chocolatey dominant flavorl Light roasty, but on the sweet side (as is should be) with a touch of dark grain acidity to cut the sweetness just a bit. Sweet finish & aftertaste. Slightly brown sugary w/ nutty malts. Roasty finish and a bit of bready and caramel malts in the aftertaste w/ the sweetness staying just short of cloying. Lighter medium body, medium carb., smooth m/f. Very flavorful for a milk stout. I was expecting something sort of one dimensional, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one!
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in body with small tan head. Roasted coffee aroma with a touch of chocolate. Milky smoothness and lighter bodied. Flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate, and a mild prescense of alcohol.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black appearance with a small tan head. Smooth milky mouth feel with an chocolate flavor with a bit of coffee within.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
out of the pottle pours with an abundant milk-chocolate cream head that lines with fissiness if viewing from the outside and hides the thick, churning icecream core of the head that bubbles softly but begins to dissipate quickly. the deep black, amber undertoned body follows beneath. the aroma is bold yet sweet - strongly of mildly roasted coffee and milk. the taste again show-cases the coffee, complimented by semi-sweet chocolate chips, and elusive, frolicking caramel. there are snippets of almond extract, lemon and slight bitterness. the palate is velvety, cream, almost like the remains of vanilla icecream in your mouth (probably because the beer was SO cold and thick). This cream feel lingers in your mouth. Continued sips brings out the bitterness more and more until it overwhelms the sweeter, malt flavors which is unfortunately anti-climactic. good for awhile then....
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great looking beer. Itís very near flawless in appearance. Huge fluffy head and near black liquid. This is very inviting. Looks gorgeous.
Aroma is dominated by roasted malt. Thereís some sweetness/milk chocolate in there but itís a bit abused by the roasted malt smells. Donít get me wrong, itís a wonderful smell, I just expected it to be a bit sweeter.
Taste is less sweet than the smell. Roasted malt/coffee taste overtakes the taste. Iím a litte disappointed in this beer for itís lack of complexity. I waited for it to warm up and nothing else really came out...
Glad I tried it but Iíll pass it up next time.