jhp40219 (236) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle poured in imperial pint glass. Pours dark black with a nice tan head that fades quickly leaving lots of lacing. Huge, amazingly delicious aroma of coffee, milk chocolate and malts. Taste does not disappoint, with fresh roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate, sweet cream, malts, black liquorice, caramel, and dark fruit. The sugars and lactose blend extremely well with neither overwhelming. Finishes with a strong coffee and milk chocolate aftertaste that lingers for awhile. Palate is thick and creamy, as you would expect. Carbonation is just slightly too much for my tastes, as it stings and numbs the tongue a bit. Overall this is an absolutely top notch milk stout! An absolute must for fans of this style.
bobbyberbiglia (187) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 22oz Bottle
A - Pours black with tan head that dissipates quickly. Significant lacing. With only 2oz in glass can see though slightly.
S - Sweet on nose with a chocolate overtone
T - Taste of sweet chocolate, carmel, and a hint of vanilla. Not boozy at all. Delicious!
M - Creamy, smooth, medium bodied good carbonation
O - Great Milk/Sweet Stout!
Hophaze (156) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Half pint on tap. Pours a beautiful black with mocha head. Fair amount of lacing that fades quickly. Aroma of chocolate , cream, and roasted malts. Mouth feel is extremely light and smooth! AMAZING! FFF, you have it figured out!!
RichTheVillan (1928) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle international trade; dark brown pour, tan head, sweet aroma, sweet taste milky chocolate hint of coffee, slick mouthfeel, light carbonation, really tasty.
tobias (199) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle: pours jet black with a khaki colored head. Creamy vanilla coffee aroma. Hints of chocolate and caramelized sugar! Pretty lively on the palette for a stout. Flavor kind of reminds me of a crime brûlée. Lots of malty Carmel flavor but not cloyingly sweet. Long balanced finish.
BoulderOnTap (8) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet black and oily with a razor thin head that vanishes instantly. The aroma is oddly sugary to go along with a huge dose of coffee and a touch of pine. Citrusy hops provide the backbone to the flavor of this beer while coffee, chocolate and vanilla (in that order) dance around the palate. Silky, smooth and a little oily, this beer somehow manages to maintain a near-perfect balance. A beer this big and dark would typically be much sweeter, but the hops are just enough to provide a stellar balance. As usual, another outstanding beer from FFF.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GTM. Rich, stoutish aroma with some chocolate milk notes. Black body, fully opaque, huge light tan head. First impression is of coconut, but is more sweet milk. This brew was named after the "moloko milk" in A Clockwork Orange and quite honestly, this tastes like the sweet, alcoholic milk they referred to in the book. Outstanding. I wish they’d bottle this. Not much bite; smooth. Surprisingly high alcohol for the taste. Well done guys.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at 3F. Pours a drak black with foamy chocolate colored head. Nose is lots of chocolate, some coconut, and dry malt. Taste is like a milkshake. Lots of dark chocolate and some coffee, along with a nice caramel and coconut hint. Nice mouthfeel. Sweet, but not overly so. Getting a growler next time.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh, Mama! Thanks, Brian, for sharing this growler. Stuff pours jet black like 10W40 with a thick and creamy brown head. Decorates the glass with beautiful lace. Stick your nose in there and smell butter toffee, hazelnuts, chocolate, cherries, roasted coffee, hops (it is 3F), and more. Let the orchestra play their symphony on your olfactory senses. Sip and feel the smoothness, the minimal carbonation, the creaminess. The flavor blends everything to a basic of coffee with thick, rich cream and shots of chocolate and hazelnuts. Yum.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Re-rate: 10/10/8 - Ah, to try again three years after I first tried it. This one is from the bottle. Lives upu to and beyond my prior rate. Nose is milky with nice chocolate notes and smooth, minimal roasty bitterness in the nose. Taste is big and sweet, minimal roasted bitterness here either. I could drink this one all night. No tartness to be found and super smooth. Damn, this shit is classic. 8-4-9-5-17
11/20/5 - Deep brown with a creamy head. Definite roast with chocolate and coffee undertones. Quite sweet. One of my favorites that I’ve had from them. Big body. Awesome. 7-4-9-4-15