ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Nice roast, and milk chocolate nose, just a hint of smoke and a light fruit note. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with smooth and creamy chocolate, plenty of lactose sweetness, light roast and coffee, dark chocolate finish. Velvety texture. Lovely beer, perfectly done milk stout. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
On tap at Eccentric Cafe. Poured deep brown with a well-retained cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolates and milky sugars on a succulent first impression.. touches of coffee and black patent beneath.. just what I needed! The flavor was sweet throughout with chocolate leading.. lactic sugars were laced throughout.. brownie-like finish.. bitterness was light and earthy. Sweet overall on the palate with perfect balance.. medium-bodied.. thankfully a long finish. Excellent stuff!! Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
Served in a pint glass at Meridian Pint’s Bell’s Night of Darkness.
Pours near black with a solid tan head with a good bit of lacing and a nice collar. The nose is a bit tame with a bit of roast and chocolate. I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt given the glassware and the fact that it got quite a bit better as it warmed up.
The flavor is quite nice and complex with a chocolate sweetness plus a touch of coffee. Nice roasted character and a bit of black licorice in the finish. The feel is ridiculously creamy and smooth with a nice chewiness. Awesome, awesome body. Almost certainly the best milk stout that I’ve ever had. I really hope they bottle this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010 400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
draft at Bell’s Eccentic Cafe Dec. 2010. Malty, sweet, smooth cream palate. A little choclate on the finish. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This Stout pours flat black with a medium light beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, mild hops and chocolate. Medium, creamy body with flavors of mild coffee, sweet malt and chocolate. The finish is roasty with a chocolate aftertaste. Solid all around.
shrubber85 (11402) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft. Creamy chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet milk chocolate malt flavor. Lightly bitter ashy finish. Solid and easy drinking. charule (2268) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draught at Bells. Dark pour with light tan head. Sweet choco milky smoothness. Great for bedtime. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
Smooth Hershey Chocolate milk and roasted malt in aroma, flavor is bakers choclate with some roasted malting,a bitterness or even slight sourness that probaly comes from the lactose,not as sweet as say Left Hand,but a flavorful interesting stout for the Bells collection. On tap at Ecc. Cafe 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2011
On tap at Bells. And I was sad about missing All Stouts Day...turns out they were still all on tap a couple days later! This one certainly featured the smoothness of the lactose sugar and plenty of roasty, chocolaty goodness. Another nice easy drinking stout. Good stuff. Marheb (5752) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 À la pompe au pub: Des notes rôti, chocolaté avec une présence en bouche velouté. Excellente entrée en scène pour Bell’s dans mon ’’sampler’’.