WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am not sure if i understand the mild stout appeal. It was thinner than i expected, and the bubbles on top looked a little weird. Kind of like milk in fact. Too sweet for my taste. Very dairy-y if that can even be said. Might work as a stout float situation with ice cream, but other than that i dont have much use for this. Pains me to say that about my favorite brewery.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a brown head that dissapears rather quickly. Aroma is is malts, chocolate, and dairy creamer. Taste is all the flavors of the aroma with a very creamy mouthfeel. The more you drink of it, the more of a roasted coffee flavor, with moderate bitterness lingers on.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured very dark with little head and virtually no lacing. Very little carbonation and hit fairly thin moutfhfeel for a stout. Pretty sweet but overall unintersting to me. With so many good things on tap at 3F, I moved on quickly.
HonkeyBra (3114) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, cream. A bit of a sharp coffee flavor that melds into a sweet chocolate milk flavor. Creamy mouthfeel. Really awesome, this is one of my favorite beers.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was similar in ways to Guinness but done 1000 times better. This was on tap at the brewpub and poured a nice deep, dark brown, almost black with a thick brown head. The head dissipated after a little bit unforunately. Aroma was of vanilla, mocha, chocolate, malts and some coffee even tho it wasn’t brewed with coffee. Flavor was awesome at first but as I got towards the bottom, I kind of got annoyed with it. The flavors were the same as the aroma. Palate was creamy and thick and smooth, but same as the flavor, towards the bottom, it got annoying in some way, it was strange.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at FFF. Poured black with a creamy tan head. Aroma was absolutely killer vanilla and mocha. Taste was reminiscent of a latte, and had a sweet, but not cloying finish. The only knock against the beer was that the texture wasn’t as creamy as one would hope. Still, incredibly tasty and drinkable.
BigJoe7231 (25) - Schererville, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best milk stouts I’ve ever had. Pours black, with a nice creamy head. Goes down very smooth....tastes of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. A very well balanced beer. The sweetest isn’t too overpowering either. They don’t have this stuff on tap very often, due to it’s seasonal nature....get it while you can!
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery: Black in color with a brown head. The nose was filled wtih milk chocolate, oatmeal and some coffee. In the mouth it was creamy and inviting. While not weighty there was nice concentration of flavor.
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at FFF brewpub. Was a nice darkened black color with a nice creamy tan head. It had great aromas of chocolate, roasted nuts, citrus, and slight coffee. It tasted very smooth and creamy, full of roasted nut, bitter cocao, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and a little coffee. It was balanced very nicely, and had a very round body to it.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the Brew pub: Pours black with that classic nitro tan head. Mmm... When will this end. Aroma, chocolate, a little roasty, and some lactose. Flavor, chocolate, lactose, chocolate milk, a slight coffee hint to it, and some earthy notes on the finish. This would probably be much better without the nitro.