MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This super-sweet Milk Stout offers loads of vanilla, milk chocolate and coconut flavors for a creamy pint of dessert not for the faint of tongue.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam tops the brown-tinged black.
-A certain fruitiness is apparent in the nose, akin to maraschino cherries.
-The light carbonation makes the sweetness overshoot its purpose and diminishes drinkability.
-The finish does offer some earthy, almost vegetal hop notes, but the prevalent sweetness tends to wash over them pretty quickly.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours out a dark brown with a thin, quickly receding tan head. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma, but sruprisinlgy light on the hops for a FFF brew. Very smooth, creamy medium body with very light carbonation, and a silky mouthfeel. Sweet, light molasses character with a milk chocolate character, and little in the way of bitterness. Certainly a different type of offering from FFF.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my friend Cheryl. Pours dark brown with a huge brown head. Medium to full bodied with a creamy texture- rich and smooth but not thick. Aroma is milky and roasty. Flavor of dark chocolate, milk, and mild roasted malts, countered by a moderate hoppiness and a hint of anise. I like the amount of attenuation on this one. Finish is slightly dry and acidic. Nice beer. Bottle says Milk Stout, but perhaps a bit too hoppy for that. Thatís ok, the beer works for me.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out black with brown head. Taste is sweet with some hop bite. With roasted coffe and milk chocolate notes. Very drinkable, tasty stout.
jkwalking05 (4369) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Black in color with a very small beige head. aroma is of mocha, hot chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and marshmallow. Taste is a lot like a 3 musketeers bar with chocolate, mocha and marshmallow.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - thanks riversideak!! light brown with thin tan head; texture is thin and it drinks smooth; kind of a cross between a porter and stout; aromas of chocolate, sweet candy, vanilla and touch of spice; very nice, but didnít jump out much to me
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is a bit weak, some sweetness and the slight kibble like smell. there is a sweetness with a touch of coffee and fruit. smooth around but gives some over fizz.
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is good except for a touch of cat food. There is also cream, coffee, chocolate, and toasted malt. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma minus the cat food. The palate is average for the style. Overall itís a nice tasting, quality beer.
bvc (1195) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared by riversideAK. Pours dark dark brownish black in color with a thinner looking body and a condensed off-white head. Nose is mildly roasty with some sweeter mocha notes. Taste is more of the same, with some smooth creaminess but not a overly thick. Good and easy drinking.
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BeerBunker. Dark pour, almost black, thin foamy head. The aroma is somewhat roasty with a good amount of sweetness too. Dark chocolate, mocha, roast, a little soy, and a touch of lactic flavors too. Smooth and very drinkable.