Kavu (2658) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark brown with a low brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and lactose. Flavor is roasted malts, lactose, coffee and some hops. Quite good.
harrisoni (14586) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Googies Folkestone. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate dark chocolate and some spiciness on the aroma. Itís a slightly harsh milk stout with lots of coffee. Wow stunning. Not too much lactuc but it is there. I donít normally like milk stout but this is good. Itís good. Some bitterness on the finish. Excellent. Given I donít like the style. Lactose increases as it warms up. Still for a style that normally makes me retch this is good.
JoshuaStranger (189) - - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with a creamy beige head. Strong aroma of coffee,roast. Taste is dark coffee,roasted malts. Very very nice.
TBone (13448) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Kirjakauppa.
Pitch black color, tiny off-white head. Aroma has toasted maltyness and coffee. Light-bodied. Espresso, toasted malty flavor. Nice and balanced but way too watery for my liking.
BeerViking (2912) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, 4.5%, black with a lasting coarse ivory head, aromas of roast coffee and dark chocolate, creamy mouthfeel and initial sweetness give way to toasted malt and coffee flavours, with earthy hops and faint red fruit in the background. Cocoa and soft bitterness in the finish.
Pyrmir (3778) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at OíConnors. Midnight black with tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, burnt malt and mild smoke. Taste coffee, mild astringent, leather, roasted and pure coffee beans. Nice
BlackHaddock (4510) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle conditioned: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard @ home on 7th March 2014, well before the BBD of March 2015 (batch 0003).
Looks impressive, the tan coloured head sat on top of a proper black body.
There is a definite coffee aroma within the malty nose, this carries on into the taste, along with chocolate notes. Labelled as íA coffee milk stoutí, it doesnít lie.
Youíd never guess the ABV was so low, this packs a powerful punch of flavours and itís body is both rich and deep in texture with a smooth feel throughout.
A very nice beer in deed.
bax (1241) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle 05/04-2014) Low light brown head, black color, dry coffee aroma, soft co2, fit body, light bitter, slightly roasted taste. Batch #0035, bottled date oct-13, BB date oct-14.
Garrold (2211) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Tapped, Leeds. Darkest brown. Off white, tight, lasting head. Nutty, dark chocolate. Earthy fruit. Some hop bitterness, too. Taste is earthy dry. Mouthfilling. Drinks well above itís ABV.
FatPhil (9979) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Enormous morning coffee aroma. Smooth palate, carbonation low. Very drinkable. Great balance, not too sweet, and not saying "milk" - and as Iím not a huge fan of sweet lactosey milk stouts, thatís a good thing. The coffee likewise is everywhere, but itís not in-your-face, nicely balanced. Lovely mild coffee ale.