bmanning (142) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black with very thin head. Not much of an aroma, some sweet malts, but thatís about it. Hss a good enjoyable roasted malt flavor, and it is sweet, but not overly so There are notes of chocolate, toffee, caramel and coffee, but it only has very slight bitterness. Also has a creamy texture, but is a bit thin and oily with low carbonation. I would prefer it to be thicker, but itís a decent milk stout.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 I am not a huge stout fan. This one came to me in my beer club. I have never heard of this brewer before. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours thick black and oily with almost no head at all. The aroma is dry roasted malts and light floral hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky. The flavor is dry roasted malts with strong coffee notes and a light chocolate undertone. The finish is mildly creamy.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Beer_Hawk! Pours a black color with no head and just a little bit of lacing. ARoma is slightly roasty but seems very mild also. Flavor is a milky roasted combination. Very creamy and smooth on the palate. Overall a lighter stout than I usually like, but this was good for what it was and very easy to drink.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Tap. Dark brown, nearly black. Tan head was pretty much gone by the time it got to me. Didnít get too much of the aroma, but was sweet, subtitle, and chocolaty. Mouth feel was creamy and good, but not as thick as I expect out of a good stout. Guinness-esque texture. Chocolate and coffee notes are there as expected, but with less bitterness. Good easy drinking stout, if a little on the light side.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown/light black (if there is such a thing) watered down slightly with small head. Aroma of cocoa powder, light malts, coffee, and a bit of smoke and molasses mixed in. Flavor is of milk chocolate, with a coffee bite. Seemed a bit weak.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a small tan head. Mocha and grass aroma. The flavor is coffee and grass, with a hint of other malts. Leaves a sweet milk chocolate taste in your mouth. Medium to full body with a creamy texture.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a ruby-black, nearly opaque with a small tan head that was gone in 60 seconds. Mild coffee and caramel aroma. A little thin feeling. Coffee and dark chocolate flavors, but not much malty sweetness as I would expect with a cream stout.The mild bitterness lingers through the finish. This seems like a different beer from what others describe that they had at the GABF. I wonder if the draught version is better than the bottled, as is often the case.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at Beer Fest. This was a great beer, and exciting b/c itís from NC. I think we tried all of their beers tonight. Nice aroma, thick and great brown black color, very sweet and creamy. I really like these milk stouts.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2005. Dark ruby/black with a small, light-brown head. Coffee aroma, some milk chocolate and bittersweet cocoa. Roasty flavor, slightly sweet (brown sugar, molasses). Very creamy palate, lightly carbonated.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Minimal tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast. molasses, light coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, molasses, some roast, coffee, faint smoke. Watery light-medium body, low carbonation.