edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is malts, coffee and some vanilla . YigSvartka (304) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2016 Opaque black with a rapidly quelling beige head. Delectable aroma consisting of chocolate milk, caramel, and roast. Light bodied for a stout. Chocolate, caramel, and roast present themselves in the flavour with a slightly bitter and roasty finish. Pleasant, but can certainly offer more. I was hoping the chocolate milk present in the aroma would be detectable in the taste. MNAle (189) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
First bottle to a tulip glass. Even though the pour was moderately aggressive, no head at all, just a tan ring. No visible carbonation. Second bottle to a pilsener glass, very aggressive pour, to better cause a head and view any carbonation. 2nd time, a 1 inch tan head, bubbly, dissipates relatively quickly with lacing. Carbonation is virtually nonexistant; an occasional bubble is visible rising up, and I have to hold it to the light to see that. After a few minutes, no visible carbonation at all. Dark brown to black color. Very nice roasted aroma. Taste follows the aroma, dominated by roasted malts, transitioning to sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet and only slightly bitter. Body is a bit thin and flat. Very flat. Overall, this is a very blah beer. Not very good at all. It is not drain-pour bad, but there is nothing special at all in this beer and the lack of mouth feel makes it really a struggle to try to enjoy. Given the reviews, I expected a lot more. I gave this beer 2 full bottles before writing this review. While the 2nd made perhaps a slightly better impression than the first, this does rank as the worst stout/porter I’ve had to date, admittedly not a huge sample population, but I definitely won’t be buying this one again. Obfuscate (571) - Minneapolis, - DEC 26, 2014
Pours dark black, smells of light oat, roasted malt, cola, little dark chocolate. Taste is smooth and easy drinking but a little too carbonated and I wish I got more milk. Certainly not bad. GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Black with hardly any head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, a little soy sauce, some lactose, a bit of roast and licorice. Tastes of dark chocolate, lactose, some soy sauce, sweet roasty notes, a bit of vanilla. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
HuskerTan (2201) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - DEC 17, 2014
A- Roasty, malty, slightly smokey, cocoa.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Roasty, slightly bitter, slightly malty, dry cocoa.
P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, roasty finish.
O- Full of roastiness but not a lot else. I was expecting a slightly sweet and smooth drink but it was a whole lot of roastiness and not much else in terms of aroma or flavor. Just needed some more depth to it. csaso (2284) - Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle - small foamy head, black color, moderately roasty and chocolately aroma and flavor, mild creaminess finish - pretty good overall Sledutah (7530) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014 islay (2734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste of roasted malts and milk chocolate
Pint pour, on tap at BLVD in Minnetonka. Consumed on 9-26-14. Pleasant aroma features a chocolate milk scent. Pours dark brown with taupe head. Roasted and chocolate milk taste. Nice combination of stout dryness and sweetness. Dry finish. Nice aftertaste that matches the finish. Medium body. Enjoyable though not outstanding overall. slowrunner77 (12040) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"pretty standard example of the style. looks good n dark on the pour. smooth with that lactic quality to the body. smells of milk chocolate and tastes similar, with an ever so slight sourness. not a standout but decent enough. "