tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Appearance: Deep brown with garnet highlights. Head fades away very quickly.
Aroma: Roasted grains. Sweet toffee and caramel notes. Maybe some fruity esters.
Flavor: Coffee. Subtle sweetness. A touch of hop bitterness. Seems like most of the bitterness comes from dark grains.
Palate: Silky smooth. Slik. Moderate carbonation. Med/Full bodied.
Overall: Kind of reminds me of the latte I got from Starbucks this weekend. Not too keen on stouts, but I was given this one by a friend. I really enjoyed it.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 On tap at the Federal in Durham, NC. Nearly black with a tan head. Malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Very malty beer that is sweetened by the milk sugar. Little bit of chocolate and coffee in the flavor as well. Enjoyable beer for sure.
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours obsidian with minimal head. Aroma of roast malt, chocoff, licorice, slight rauch. Tastes malty, with chocoff, oats, licorice, and some floral hops. Medium palate, and well balanced.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent version of a seldom seen style. Nice dry, roasted body, you can tell that serious dark malt was used. However all that roast and bitterness is balanced by the milk sugar. This balance is the hallmark of a good brewer. A little alcoholic on the nose, but Iíve never been afraid of alcohol.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am disappointed in this brew. Itís not bad but not what I had hoped for. Good deep, dark brown color. The head was very thin but tan in color. It will come back with a swirl or two to get an aroma. Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate and caramel but very light. Flavor is sweet with chocolate, coffee and burnt caramel. The lactose adds a solid sweetness. Finishes slightly bitter. Good palate and feel but it lacks in some areas.
thefatmanrocks (22) - California, USA - APR 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked it. Solid milk Stout. Tried it head to head to left hands and Iíll say I thought this had better color and aroma and that better depth of flavor. Would by=uy this again. A six pack of this by a summer campfire in Humbolt would settle me in to a grand nightís sleep.
(Read othersí comments for flavor notes)
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my second or third stout Iíve tried with milk sugar. I donít think I like the taste that it gives the beer, although it is interesting. This is probably a good example of the milk stout if thatís your thing.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 The final beer on my tour of the Duck-Rabbits. Pours black like the good stout that it is. Aroma is caramelly. And the flavor is definitely of toasty grains. Itís flavor is unique among the stouts Iíve tried so far.
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight 1/4 inch light tan head. Semi dark brown in color with a tint of red. Aromas of roast and a creamy lactose smell, not much more. Flavors of the same, earthy and roasty. Well carbonated, somewhat average mouthfeel, and a long aftertaste of roast flavor. Nothing extravagant anywhere with this beer, but well made and drinkable in any case. A good idea to try, but I wonít be buying again anytime soon.
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: the pour is very dark with hues of garnet. the aroma is of chocolate, coffee and burnt caramel. nice sweet creamy flavory up front, burnt caramel, slightly fruity, then changing to a more bitter chocolate coffee aciditic taste on the end. balanced and drinkable.