ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a clear copper-red with a finger of creamy white head. The head faded down slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - The aroma is a mix of sweet lactose, caramel malt, and some roasted chocolate malts.
T - Starts off with some sweet milk/lactose flavor with some roasted white chocolate tasting malt. Through the middle, some richer caramel malt comes through with a touch of burnt malt flavor. The finish is a mix of white chocolate and sweet caramel malts that linger.
M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. It feels smooth with a sweet and creamy mouthfeel.
D - Very drinkable. Very interesting and different beer, but I did like the white chocolate flavor. Maybe a touch sweet though.
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours light amber with a creamy white head. Light milk chocolate aroma. Med body. Flavor is quite a bit of cocoa over very mild malt. Amazing flavor in a light beer.
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a hazy orange to amber hued body with a thick, just off-white head. Aromas are nutty, tobacco, roasty, dusty, cocoa, victory malt, bready, leathery, raisins, minerally, light esters, a bit earthy/dirty. Dry smelling. Pretty clean yeast. Flavors are earthy and a bit roasty, cornbread, smooth. Medium sweet. Feels a bit fatty/oily. Tobacco and leather with a lingering sweetness. Milk sugar/lactose. Very odd. Bready and lightly herbal. Medium bubbles. Strange beer.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nitro. Golden beer with a nitro cream colored head. Creay, malt aroma. Chocolate and lactose flavor with malt, light mineral, and light graininess. Medium bodied. Chocolate and lactose lingers with malt and light grains.
joeneugs (3120) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. I got one of the first pours of this, and it was cloudy golden with a marshmellowy white head. The aroma was sweet and slighty fruity with some lactose and caramel. The flavor is the same. Sweet with Very creamy on the palate (it was on nitro) with a bit of a cocoa/grassy finish. I was told that they used cocoa nibs instead of dark malts to give it more of a stout flavor. Very different and quite tasty. Just a little sweet and light on the palate for me.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Sweet malty white chocolate aroma and taste with cereal grain notes and a velvetty palate.
robertjm (762) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro draft at Triple Rock. No real aroma to be detected. Creamy off-white head. Body pretty thin for calling it a stout. Apparently they didn’t use any roasted malts so it would be light in color. They accomplished that, but sacrifced "stoutyness" to do that. Instead they used licorice, lactose and cocoa nibs. Slight bit of cocoa comes out in the flavor. Sadly, I’m a bit underwelmed. Perhaps more lactose coupled with some vanila would’ve given it more of that milk chocolate flavor?