Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first beer from the much vaunted Three Floyds!
Pours a coffee black with a thin tan head that turns into a crown with spotting.
Smells absolutely fantastic. Chocolate, oats, sweet malt, cream.
Tastes milky (not just a clever name), light chocolate malt, light sweetness in the finish.
Mouth is med/thick with low/med carbonation. Good.
Easily my favorite of this style so far. Wish I could get FFF in this area as they live up to the hype.
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick black pour, thin tan head. Medium body, hops, and carbonation. Smooth finish of malts and cream.
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.
adam42381 (379) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a coffee black with a huge and creamy 3 finger dark tan head which slowly dissipates into a 1/4 finger layer on top of the beer. Excellent lacing.
Smell: Classic milk stout nose featuring lactose sugar, roasted malt and semisweet chocolate. The nose is a little weaker than I would have liked.
Taste: Medium roasted malt and milk chocolate up front followed by a touch of coffee and molasses in the middle before ending with dark chocolate and a hint of bitter hops. Aftertaste is semisweet chocolate with a touch of lactose sugar.
Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: High drinkability. No need to consider sharing a bomber unless youíre feeling generous.
Overall: A very good milk stout overall. Give it a try if you get the chance.
ARH (375) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber poured into a stemmed snifter. A combination of vanilla extract, milk chocolate, and cookie dough bring to mind chocolate chip cookies on the nose. A deeper smell brings forth a the lactose sugar, a little bit of nuttiness (pecans?), and some berry scents (blackberry and raspberry come to mind). Thereís also some distinct molasses or brown sugar aromas that stand aside from the cookie combination previously noted. It has a soapy / watery-jello tan head which recedes down after not too long leaving a couple of puffs atop a deep, dark, opaque brown. It doesnít really leave any lacing to speak of. Sweet malt is the primary taste - both roasted and creamy malts - but itís mellow and pleasant. Initially, when itís still a bit cool, roasted nut and woody notes hit the tongue first, but as it warms up, those flavors fade and itís replaced with a smooth, creamy caramel and milk chocolate (kinda like a Rolo), and finishes with a pinch of cinnamon spice, maybe some molasses, and some brown sugar. The aftertaste left behind is primarily a milk chocolate mouth coat with some roasted pecan hints which sticks around for awhile.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I bought this at a bottle shop in munster, Indiana after drinking a great amount of be at three floyds brewpub. I was worried it might be a bit soured cause itís a few months old and in dont know too much about milk stouts other than it has lactose added to it (message me if Iím wrong). It was great. It poured dark with hardly no head. It was sweet and creamy. It had a slight tang to it. It was sweet but balanced by the roasted malts and underlying bitterness. I loved it. Great body and mouth feel. Definitely looking forward to trying more milk stouts.
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Milk Milk Milk. Specifically, Milk, chocolate, caramel. My notes says I was eating with some Buffalo wings. Makes sense. Have not had many milk stouts/sweet stouts, so I don;t have much to compare to.
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a deep brown to black with darker tan head. Aroma is combo of roast malt and burnt coffee. Taste is molasses, chocolate, roast malt, toffee and slight burnt milk sugar. A fairly complex milk stout here. Roastiness increased as it warmed. Nice!
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.
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 donít 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.