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.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, somewhat lighter tan head. This was on nitro tap. (damn). Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roast, oats, caramel, a touch of hops. Creamy and smooth, but I would have much preferred it to not be on nitro. Really solid sweetstout that was put on nitro.
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the brewpub. Pours a very nice looking dark brown/black with a creamy light brown head. Good smell with chocolate and roasted malt, with a nice vanilla presence. Flavor was similar with some milk sweetness. Mouthfeel could have been more creamy, but overall solid for the style.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap@FFF. pours black with a picture perfect dense white head. really tight frothy looks so good you almost don’t want to disturb it. classic stout nose of light coffee and a touch of dark fruits. very smooth silky entry. flavor is mildly sweet with an even balance provided by a nice robust flavor.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft (3F brewpub) Pours a deep, dark brown with a smooth & solid tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malts & coffee and a little semi-sweet chocolate. Taste is wonderfully creamy & sweet, with the roasteds malts, some coffee and the chocolate spilling all over the tongue. Wonderful brew.