Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally reviewed: 3/13/11. 22oz bottle, split with my wife, poured my allotment into a chalice. Pours a lighter than expected deep brown. This sits in the glass darker than it pours though. A small wispy tan head rests on top. The nose is sweet and creamy with notes of cookies, bread, dairy. Smooth mouth matches the style well. Easy-drinker. The flavors on this one are underwhelming. There’s some sweet lactose and mild roasted malts at the onset of each sip, but there is nothing lingering and the finish is abrupt. No aftertaste at all. Eh. This is an easy-drinking stout, but I’d like a little more flavor. Glad I had it, and still one of my favorite styles, but this was a bit lacking.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in color with a small head. Opens with roasted malt and mild coffee aromas. The nose is kind of bland and uninteresting. Maybe a light lactose sweetness and chocolate. The flavor is also pretty bland. Some coffee, toffee, roasted malt, and just a hint of lactose. Very minimal chocolate, too. Just mediocre at best.
burg326 (5368) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle that poured a dark brown almost black color, aromas of cream, milk, chocolate, and malt. Flavor is the same, almost like sweet malted milk balls. Light on the palate for a stout, but decent overall.
GatorGuy92 (31) - Valrico, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing too exceptional here. Smallish head that quickly recedes. No lacing. Decent flavor but pretty bland. I think I am going to give up on Milk and Sweet Stouts. They just don’t do anything for me.
mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours black with frothy tan head. aroma of roasted coffee and coco. tatse is sweet upfront with clean taste and chocolate lingering
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a tan head and brown color. Aroma is coffee/cocoa, medium/dark malt, lactose. Taste is coffee/cocoa, medium/dark malt, lactose, some hops.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is milky, creamy, and light chocolatey. Pours dark crimson amber brown with a light tan head. The flavors of creamy milky malts from the lactose are nice and not heavy on the body. Body is lighter, easy to handle on the palate.
OldGrowth (3238) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Luke’s Liquors. Ok aroma, sweet. Cocoa/ chocolate milk. Weak though. Blackish brown color, good head that faded quickly. Minor lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Ok, aroma disappoints. Good flavor, nice head with vigorous pour. Flavor best part.
nctomatoman (13) - Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Defines a "just plain nice, drinkable" stout - not Stone or BORIS the Crusher territory, but also easier to drink than those complex monsters. A bit yeasty and some coffee on the nose, rich, deep brown color, decent head that reduces quickly....smooth, with touch of bitterness on the palate, moderately full bodied with a distinct hint of bitter chocolate and some background coffee. Sipped before dinner from a 22 oz bottle purchased in Williamstown MA this summer.
MaBeer1972 (1824) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An opaque black beer with a big frothy milkshake head. Light sweet roasty aromas. Flavor is smooth. Sweet roasty chocolate and coffee notes. Very tasty and easy drinking. Well made.