dchmela (2634) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy Eithcubes. Thick black oily pour with a thick dark tan head. Nice roasted grain aroma with a lactose sweetness all balanced very nicely. Thick creamy chocolate malt roasted grain taste with a nice lactose balance. A very good sweet stout.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Aww yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Best beer of my Chicago trip by far, and my beer of the month for October. After two days of mostly ’’pretty good’’ beers something finally hit a homerun and reminded me why I love chasing beer so much. This beer was defined by its milkiness, and is the first milk stout I’ve had that really shows the milk decently at all. Usually they are just very lactic and kind of gross, but this one has a perfect, sweet, creamy milkiness, like whole milk, carrying forward a lovely chocolately stout flavor. Very rich but also very balanced, and perfectly drinkable. Wow! I have a feeling this doesn’t take to being bottled too well though.
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 22-oz bomber during Surly D-Day. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin beige head that quickly disappears. Aroma of toasted dark malt, milk chocolate, a touch of lactose, and some powdered sugar. Taste is smooth, full bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate, a touch of coffee and lactose. Finish is smooth from its low carbonation with a dark malt and sweet lactose aftertaste.
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2008. Black and oily pour. Liquid velvet bursting with rich roast, milk chocolate, with a creamy lactic sweetness in the finish. Outstanding.
valpoaj (629) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber...straight black with little ring of a head. Aroma is somewhat subdued, but is inviting...milk chocolate, a hint of sweet coffee, and sweet malts. Flavor is heavy on the milk chocolate, a good dose of lightly roasted coffee, and a heavy lactic presence...very good and extremely easy to drink. More roasted flavors come out in the finish, but it is a very smooth end. Good offering from FFF.
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from StFun, thanks dude! Poured a deep brown color with a thin beige head that quickly faded to a ring. Aroma of dark chocolate, light coffee, lacto, and some oat. Smooth, lightly sweet entry leads into some chocolate malt and a bit of smooth oat with a moderate lacto/milk character. Finishes lightly hoppy. Low carbonation, smooth but a bit thin on the palate. This was very easy drinking, it just seemed a bit boring, and at the price, it isn’t a logical daily drinker. Thanks Josh.
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. Finally I get to try this one. Black pour, very small tan head. Lactic smell with some milk chcolate notes, and roasted malt. Flavor is very nice. Chocolate, roasty, and smooth. I liked it very much. Another good FFF beer.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to GMCC2181. Thanks! Poured black in color with not much head. Aroma was sweet, roasted malts, with a little but of sour milk smell? Taste was chocolate, a little bit of milk and malt. Finished ok, but not very impressed overall.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty black, just a thin head of tan suds. roasty, milky nose... lactic roasty flavors...chocolate and lactic..smooth....cell phone battery about to die.
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from, StFun. A little dissapointed in this beer. I just had a sweet "milk" stout from Iron Hill and this wasnt half as good as that... It was dark in color, not much head. Aroma of some sweetness. Taste was like a typical stout. A small amount of chocolate, hint of milk, roasted malt. Texture was average and to be honest the beer was below average for its catagory. I wouldnt consider this a sweet stout. Thanks josh for the beer!