Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler split at CBC, thanks to Leighton, 05/12/13.
Mid black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose carries a good roast blast, dark toffee fudge, cocoa nibs, earthy tones.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa, light roast, dark toffee notes, sugar, sweet lactic roounding, touch of coffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
popery (1677) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with dark brown highlights around the edges. Soft, khaki head. Itís a thick blanket of small bubbles. Great lacing, good head retention. Lots of chocolate in the aroma with some gentle roast. Nice lactic edge. Loads of milk chocolate. The taste is similar. Itís medium sweet with lots of cocoa flavor. The relatively mild lactic note keeps the beer from getting cloying. Plus, there is very little of the cola flavor that I tend to find a bit overbearing in other examples. Mouthfeel is creamy and gentle. They filled this growler right up to the top, leaving nearly zero head space, and the beer kept very well. Pretty much perfect for the style. Very impressive stuff. Iím not the biggest milk stout fan, but this is just how I like them.
Leighton (14334) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared in London - picked up at the brewery five days beforehand. Pours rich brown with a thick, frothy tan cap. Great aroma, filled with milk chocolate, toasted nuts, hefty roasted malts and burnt marshmallows. Medium sweet flavor with dry milk chocolate, good roastiness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Great balance in the finish, more milk chocolate, adequate roast, rich toasted bread. Delicious and highly drinkable. Very solid.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler share cheers to Leighton. Pours heavy dark brown, bordering on black, with a medium, firm beige head. Nice sticky lacing. Nose is vanilla forward, chocolate powder, piney hops, touch of aniseed, grass, mild roast and lactose with a hint of zest behind it. Taste is dry chocolate, very powdery, roasted coffee beans - espresso like bitterness, vanilla, biscuit, dark fruits. Creamy mouth feel. Decent stuff
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th December 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Thanks to Leighton for this evenings New England haul. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Good bubbly tan head. Palate is softish, airy and light. Light touch of dark malts with mild roast and coffee. Little malt cream and mellow dark chocolate. Light dry finish. Tasty.
merc7186 (2605) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Lactose, Coffee, Mild Chocolate
T: Coffee, Dark Chocolate
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, for a milk/sweet stout it is disappointing as the coffee flavor is too powerful with a chocolate flavor back end...but a good coffee stout overall.
PhillyCraft (4069) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler, pours black with light head, and small amount of lacing. Aromas and taste of milk cocoa, roasty malt, chocolate, hazelnut coffee, and pipe smoke. Medium to fuller body but sessionable as fuck. Really digging this milk stout yo. Thitt ass thit.
AirForceHops (4681) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 Liter growler. Dark black color even when held to bright sunlight. Warm pour with the growler sitting in the sun for quite awhile. Nose is chocolate, roasted coffee beans and tobacco. Taste is mostly the same and really damn tasty. Light notes of lactose sugar with the Sweet chocolate and coffee flavors. Even at a very warm temperature the mouthfeel was creamy and body leaning on the full side. Loads of flavor at 5.4 %. Real nice job with this
dogfish120love (1038) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown. Notes of chocolate, coffee and lactose. Sweet. Delicious
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favorite from Tree House but still a good beer. Itís a bit light on the tongue for my liking, given the style, but otherwise this fits the bill, just not too too much more. Great brewery!