fidelis83 (2270) - 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.
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Party Source at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, a mix of milk and dark chocolate, Belgian chocolate, lactose sugar, medium plus body, smooth, decent beer.
Vighals (3046) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter kaffe og mørk sjokolade. Middels fylde. Kaffen og sjokoladen EE der også i smaken. Noe salt lakris og kakaopulver. Ett noe syrlig innslag kommer også i starten. Saltbitter avslutning.
haukur (1711) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
backlog. draft. Black with a small off white head. Aroma of coffee and cream, silky mouthfeel. Very good
sokuzs1 (556) - - AUG 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, cherry, milky, toffee
Taste: light sweet, light bitter, roasty, chocolate, cherry, earthy
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle pours black in color with a huge light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla with some dark roasted grains. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a dark roasted grain bitterness. Full bodied with good carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a wonderful stout that must be sampled. Excellent brew.
JackMandarin (189) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottle Baron, Edin. Pours very dark brown. Lovely tan coloured, thick fluffy head. Herbal hop aromas kick things off which i didn’t see coming. Unexpected dankness and pine. Roastier notes come through. Some strongly-brewed coffee. Smooth vanilla. Toasted coconut. Some light tropical fruits in there too. Lovely full mouthfeel. Syrupy but not claggy. Light sweetness then heavier, darker notes come through. Mocha. Bitter espresso. A fairly punchy and peppery bitterness strikes a balance. Has length. More sweet vanilla smoothness towards the finish. Slightly dry. Minimum carbonation. A little too hoppy to be my perfect milk stout but it’s extremely enjoyable nonetheless!
gr_pa (369) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUL 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, great, long lasting brown head. Aroma: almost like barley wine; toast, cereal, caramel, chocolate. Heavy to medium sweetness, full body, medium to high bitterness. Two layers in flavour, first is malty sweetness nicely integrated with bit of lactose and some licorice, second layer is dark malts with quite sharp roastiness (although there’s nice hint of lactose at finish). Bit noticeable alcohol in taste. Dessert beer.
abirres (58) - Salamanca, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Negra, opaca, coronada por una espuma beige con buena retención.
En nariz; pino, café con leche, cacao, torrefacta. En boca; carbonatación media y cuerpo medio.
Sabor; bastante resinosa, quemada, solvente, final seco y con toques a café amargo. Descompensada. Aún así, un copazo recomendable.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a thick, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, milk, coffee, cream. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, lactose, burnt caramel. Finish is coffee, hazelnut, wood, roast. Medium to full body, weak to average carbonation. Solid.
hawthorne00 (3460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
7 is not a low alcohol percentage FFS. Bottle. Black with a tan head that collapses to a 1/2 cm. 3 More fudgy than roasty aroma with Indian sweet shop spices, some coffee, pine, vague citrus, pineapple.7+ Yes very silky. Nice smooth and sweet with mocha, vanilla, gentle roast, dark sugars, hints of tropical fruit. But pine and medicinal bitter flavours run over the top. Aftertaste of licorice and menthol. Not harmonious. Get the feeling these guys are being "clever" for its own sake.