Ed5388 (523) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours pitch black with thick frothy tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma reminds me of Oreo cookies. Big chocolate notes, cream, and sweet malts. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some light vanilla notes, with a sweet bitter finish.
tobias (165) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle: pours jet black with a khaki colored head. Creamy vanilla coffee aroma. Hints of chocolate and caramelized sugar! Pretty lively on the palette for a stout. Flavor kind of reminds me of a crime brûlée. Lots of malty Carmel flavor but not cloyingly sweet. Long balanced finish.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends, April 2013.
Almost black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of dried fruit, soy, milk chocolate, malt and some notes of coconut. Sweet but an ok beer with a creamy mouthfeel. Not as "milky" as expected.
BrewtopiaofPJ (33) - Port Jefferson, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade, absolutely amazing milk stout. Smooth. Very light and soft on the mouth. It’s like drinking sweet silk. One of the best for sure
artmcd8 (656) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to manbrognig74. This is one of the best all around stouts I have ever had. A slight smokey aroma that isn't too overpowering. The malts are balanced by a slight bitter bite. The body is quite smooth and creamy. It goes down quick.
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brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, bready malts; lactic base is kinda weak. Roasted malt soothes my taste buds, yet doesn't have the maturity shown by last year's batch. An excellent shelf beer nonetheless.
RichTheVillan (854) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle international trade; dark brown pour, tan head, sweet aroma, sweet taste milky chocolate hint of coffee, slick mouthfeel, light carbonation, really tasty.
Sikash (175) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark color with a dark tan color that lasts a decent while. Aroma is nice and smooth of sweet milk, toasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is initially very bitter of coffee, chocolate and milk but smooths out into a nice bittersweet flavor that lasts a good while. Mouthfeel is full and carbonation is avareage. This is a delicious beer I wouldn’t hesitate to have again.
superspak (1480) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense dark khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, roasted malt, oats, cream, and light coffee; slight alcohol noticed as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted flavors. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, oats, coffee, cream, dark bread, earth, and light herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, oats, coffee, cream, dark bread, and light herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and complexity; great roasted and sweet flavor balance; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial milk stout. Great balance and complexity of roasted and sweet flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
Hophaze (77) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Half pint on tap. Pours a beautiful black with mocha head. Fair amount of lacing that fades quickly. Aroma of chocolate , cream, and roasted malts. Mouth feel is extremely light and smooth! AMAZING! FFF, you have it figured out!!