fidelis83 (2206) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a 1 finger, creamy mocha head that has excellent retention and leaves great lacing. Every sip brings a new cascade of lacing streaking downward from the point where my lip met the glass. Aroma is loaded with roast, chocolate, toast and lactose, then some dark caramel, toffee nuts, earthy and woody notes and a little booziness. Flavor is mocha sweetened with lactose, toffee, roast, a little char, earth, old campfire wood, light earthy notes, and light fruity and floral notes toward the finish. Medium to heavy body, creamy entry, chewy middle, light, blanketing and mildly sharp carbonation, syrupy, but chalky finish. There is a lingering feeling of sharp carbonation on the tongue that is very strange. Good stuff overall, I do dig Lacto Stouts in general and this has lots of components to make it awesome, but just enough throwing it off to make it just "good". Okay, maybe "really good". While I liked this beer quite a bit it is a terrible value. I paid $6.50/355ml (or maybe 330ml?) bottle. There are better stouts to be had for a little more than that price for six times the volume. That assertion doesn’t affect my score, but it is worth noting.
rozsoma (564) - Győr, HUNGARY - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kis sztout, aranyfeketébe bújtatva, és cukorral felturbozva. Ördögien keserű.
thelynchfella (152) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with big light brown head. Sweet malty, chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavour. Lots of lactose in this one. Very sweet, very nice but wouldnt drink too many. Nice treat
leghorn99 (124) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semplicemente nera; schiuma abbondante, cremosa, soffice, di ottima persistenza. Al naso dominano caffè espresso e cioccolato, accompagnati la leggere punte floreali; si avvertono anche note di cereali e pane appena sfornato. Questo mix, rende tutto rotondo e finemente decorato da ciliegie nere. Il palato è morbido, pieno e cremoso in perfetta armonia con il naso. Caffè e ciliegia dominano con note di cenere e carbone. L’insieme è morbido e dolce, ma vira abbastanza velocemente verso l’amaro del caffè. La carbonazione è bassa, nel retrogusto si avvertono note di anacardi e nocciole; un tocco di Gin e Sambuco. Il finale rimane un pò più amaro rispetto all’attacco, virando su note di caffè e liquirizia.
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7%ABV. Sweet Stout.
Poured out of the bottle a beautiful glossy black brown. 40°SRM.
Nose is clean , grassy and clear sugar sweet.
Nice malty flavors. The added lactose was a stroke of genius. Few other stouts have as inviting a nose.
Pronounced carbonation. Umami. Short hoppy finish. Clean finish. Deep dark roasted flavors. Sweet malts. Burnt milk pudding. Alcohol is very well balanced. Beware the sneaky kick in the pants. Also if you do get kicked in the pants, it’ll never be sweeter than by the fine folks at To Øl.
Goes on favorites list.
Lodgewick (46) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Almoust black with thick beige head leaving nice laces. Aroma is mediocre roasted with coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate. Some alcohol in backround. Very nice. Taste is milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and strong chocolate bitterness. Palate is over medium. Aroma is the best part. Very enjoyable anyways.
Taradil (40) - - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: black with a bit of brown
Aroma: roasted malts, milk, chocolate
Taste: lactose, roasted malts, dark chocolate finish.
SilverfoX (740) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
coffee, cocoa and smells like metal (!?) thick dark brown colour with a tan head that seems to be intent on staying around, deep smooth dark chocolate bitterness with that metallicness coming through in the finish with far too much alcohol burn.
lownote (327) - USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasty aroma. Some sweetness too. Pours black with a nearly white lace of head from tap. Really great roasted flavor. No bitterness at first and what’s there’s super gentle. Sweet and smooth. The bitterness is a great coffeeishness. I don’t really get much chocolate. Good thick body and really low carb.
Arve_Christian (3963) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at James Clarke, Sandefjord. Pitch black color, ok offwhite foam. Lightly roasted, good malt, coffee & leather - some milk. Medium/ full body & complexity . Some light immediate sweetness- balances well. Best milk stout so far- very Enjoyable
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Turtles (601) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from BeerGeek Bottle Shop. Dark with a large compact tan head that stays there for a long time. The aroma is bitter by chocolate and coffee, some vanilla sweetness and sweet dark dried fruits. Full body and a smooth, dry mouthfeel. The taste got roasted coffee, dark chocolate, herbal hops, caramel. Finish dry with some bitterness.