RhetoricalAns (368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Black pour, thin sandy head, decent retention. Aroma and taste are both big roast malt, and dark chocolate. Fairly sweet flavor and the alcohol comes through just a bit too much for the percentage.
Metalchopz (2404) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bottle with a cap and packaged on 03/26/13 and to be enjoyed before 11/26/14. Pours an almost black colour with a deep mocha head that stays a long time and gives out dirty foam lacing. Sweet aromas of cacao, roasted malts and light vanilla. The roasted malts is quite present in the taste with mild sweetness from the cacao, but not so milky. More like an Imperial Oatmeal Stout than a chocolate milk one. Still good, but not quite the style.
Nicke80 (206) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from canada. Pours black with little head. Roasted aroma with some coffee hints. Taste of cocoa and milk chocolate.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml swing top bottle
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
August 9, 2014
The beer pours a dark brown with a generous light brown head which quickly dissipates. The aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, and hits of licorice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour definitely has chocolate milk characteristics, although it is dark chocolate. I liked this beer, but not as much as their Morning Brew Coffee Cream Stout.
Ferris (4992) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Dark roast, dark chocolate and some nice molasses. Jet black with a rich brown head. Little bit of molasses and booze, dark chocolate and a sweet boozy finish. Not bad, but booze dominates.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7.2% 750ml bottle from the LCBO. The beer pours a pitch black with a solid tan head that dissipates into a ring around the glass. Rich chocolate, umami, soft cocoa and lactose. Full bodied with a velvety soft mouthfeel. The taste is soft milky chocolate, roasty, a bit of a cross between cacao/coffee. Richly sweet and delicious.
robinvboyer (3260) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml swing top bottle. Jet black pour, big, rocky brown head. Lots of sweet cocoa in the aroma, with some lactic sweetness too with a decent amount of roasty malts, and some coffee. Thick mouth feel, very soft carb. The finish is sweet and chocolatey, with more lactic sweetness, and the roasty coffee rounds it out. A great dessert stout!
probstblueribbon (3062) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a nice deep mocha head.
Aroma: Roasted barley, dark chocolate, a little grape jam, dark-roasted coffee, a touch ashen, black strap molasses, sweet, dark and delicious.
Palate: Medium-full body with silky carbonation and a powdery, lightly astringent finish.
Flav.: Quite sweet and rich, lots of rich chocolate and a touch of coffee, cocoa powder, a little grape jam, a bit of molasses, so sweet, thick and rich; sweet without being cloying due to sufficient bitterness and a long dark-roasted malt, chocolatey finish.
Unctuous. Lovely stuff, even on a 30 degree summer’s day.
samzim (244) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter chocolate aroma. Opaque, dark brown colour. Flavour of milk chocolate and honey. Medium body and low carbonation. Very tasty.
TheJester (1960) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle. Not a bad stout, but the name is overstated. There is chocolate, and if you really stretch it, there is chocolate milk. But it is just not full or creamy enough in body to deserve the name. As is often the case, a "major" micro wimps out on boldness to retain mainstream appeal. These guys do Brit-style well; perhaps that’s the realm within which they should be working.