KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour was a muddy dark brown almost black in color with a very large (on the heavy side of 3 fingers) creamy medium brown head that lasted throughout and produced some really excellent lacing.
The aroma was wonderfully heavy of some burnt dark malts and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, molasses and a hint of dark fruit.
The taste was moderately sweet with a hint of dark chocolate and molasses at first then it became extremely malty and moderately bitter with a nice creamy coffee finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow letting one relish the bitter chocolate coffee flavor.
Mouthfeel was robustly full in body and smooth and creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall an exquisite Stout with the flavors contributing to each in such a way as to produce a truly delightful drinking experience.
bartlebier (1162) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013/09 650ml bomber courtesy of readbaron (CHI), thanks! Pours a relatively thin deep brown with beige crema pillow. Fragant from a distance: dark roast, an acidic prickle (lactic acid developing over 6months in the bottle?) and (oddly) quite a rich load of bourbon chip and vanilla notes (label does not mention any wood aging). Suave and mid-creamy mouthfeel, well-rounded due to the oats. None to sweet, very well-balanced between dark chocolate, crema and light coffee notes with a very disctinct woody acidity projected onto the palate with a lively prickle. Excellent, taste-developed, not too heavy dessert treat for a walnut ice beer float.
wisdomsolo (309) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at a great neighborhood tasting. Thanks to everyone for sharing! Had so much fun!
fitwitchik (173) - USA - APR 8, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bomber purchased at 3F into a 3F pint glass a deep dark brown with a massive tan head.
Aroma is coffee chocolate molasses ever so slight smoke.
Flavor is incredible. Sweet cocoa silky smooth. Subtle coffee even more subtle smoke which creates an incredible balance of flavor.
Overall this brew is smooth & luscious sweet milk stout. Pretty much the best milk stout I have ever tasted.
cernjoh (39) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 2013 ( about 1 year old) bomber into Three Floyd glass. Aroma is sweet dark chocolate. Appearance is a dark brown almost black allowing virtually no light to pass. Pours a nice frothy 2 finger tan head that dissipates slowly. Taste is an incredible semi sweet dark chocolate with a slight smoke finish. Palate is almost milkshake like going down very smooth. A definite recommend for everyone tp try.
fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pretty good, though i suspect this bottle was a little past its prime when we opened it.
HonusWagner (1222) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solidly above average. Creamy sweet milk stout. Not too rich. Notes of cocoa.
CpyNPrnT (213) - 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.
gendv138 (336) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours black with some brown hues with half a finger of tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, lactose, toastiness, caramel, biscuit. Tasting notes of dark and milk chocolates, light roast, caramel, lactose, light toastiness, nutty. Medium body with a semi-dry finish, creamy mouthfeel. One of the better milk stouts that I’ve had so far. Pairs nicely with some 5 year gouda.
Maarten1993 (193) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank with Thijs 9-2-2014. Good look. Dark, white yellow foam. Roasty Milk smell. Good taste. Alcohol. Just good, not great. Roasty, milky, alcohol.
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of roast, chocolate, smoke, and light coffee. Flavor is of cappuccino, cocoa, vanilla, and roast. Soft carbonation with a sweet finish. Alcohol is hidden very well.