sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with small tan head that sticks to the rim. aroma is burned malt, coffee, chocolate, sweet milk, and a little alcohol. drinks smooth and thin but has a good mouth feel. flavors of coffee, chocolate and malts are all present with a lingering coffee on the back of the tongue. i prefer black sun, but this is real decent.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with brown edgea and yhin brown head aromas of roasted malts,coffee,chocolate taste is of of the same with a sweet creamy mouthfeel very well balenced
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque brown with a brown head. The aroma was very nice of coffee and milk chocolate. Milky roasted malt flavor. medium bodied. Goes down quick. Nice beer that was better than I had expected.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a pitch black with a shimmering tan head. Nose reminds very much of chocolate-laden vietnamese coffee...very sweet and lactic based. Body has nice carbonation, perfect for the style and still retains some silkiness. Quite sweet to start but yields to some roasty malt notes with a bit of chocolate. Good stout.
JK (5625) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by BDR. I usually don’t like milk stouts but Three Floyds has done a great job with this one. Black, and an exceptionally smooth, creamy palate, but still an unusually thick beer. Roasted malt and some sugar, a little coffee, and milk, almost like a latte. What a lactose stout should be.
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with brewczar. Pours motor oil black with a dark tan head. Nose is roast, coffee, lactose, some chocolate, and some vanilla. Flavor is vanilla, lactose, roast, cafe con leche, and a creamy sweetness. Great milk stout, nice yellow lace, and awesome lingering roasty sweetness in the sensual assault on the palate. Medium-full bodied sweet stout that is very enjoyable.
monkeychugg55 (1014) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head. Vanilla and chocolate aroma. Tastes of roasted malt and coco, lots of lactose.
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured rich, deep brown with a dark cap of yellowy-brown head. The aroma picked up milk chocolates with sweetened-up molasses, vanilla, and mild smoke.. soft, cake-like, and entirely enticing. The flavor was just as good with lightly-roasted milk chocolate and vanilla at the core.. mild coffee and earthy bitterness on the edges.. light smoke and the same maltage on the long finish. Medium-bodied and a touch grainy on the palate.. balance was great, but the 22oz was gone before I knew it. I could drink a lot!
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, thin cookie colored head with a rich vanilla chocolate aroma. Flavor was nutty, smoky and sweet cream. I wish the flavor would have lingered a little longer, but it was quickly gone and forgotten from the palate. Decent FFF brew, but not worth the price.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: An overly sweet and very messy dark beer of some kind. No thanks.
How: Bottles 12oz. Sherbrooke dinner-and-beer with Montreal crew. Consumed fresh soon after purchase
The look: Almost black body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: A whole lot of sweetness, way too much vanilla, annoying fruit juice concentrate (grapes mainly), a coconut touch, very lactic/milky, a lot of molasses and some toffee. An overall sensation of a failed experiment, this is not-cohesive, very messy. I don’t know what Three Floyds were aiming for with this thing. But eh, if you are to make a beer inspired by A Clockwork Orange, may as well make it a totally fucked-up one.