saintbase2 (300) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 22, 2017 albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t really understand why this beer is being rated so low. It’s a solid milk stout, even reminding me of Three Floyds’ before they started over-hopping it. Granted, it’s not as boozy or full bodied as that brew. I still get the same tasting notes and aroma that Moloko had a few years ago. The nose is chocolate and coffee. Slight milky creaminess upon tasting, but not the usual body I’m expecting. There is a barely noticeable bitter finish. The main flavors I perceive are chocolate, milky sweetness, and a tiny bit of sourness, but not anything that is off-putting. I’ve had Flemish sours that were much more intense than this and I still found them enjoyable. Overall a highly drinkable brew, though I do prefer the Espresso Stout from Hitachino Nest. I just wish it was a bit more boozy as I think that would add more complexity.
Barwa ciemnobrunatna, prawie czarna, nieprzenikniona. Piana obfita, wysoka na dwa palce, koloru beżowego, drobnopęcherzykowa z nielicznymi średnimi pęcherzami. Po paru chwilach redukuje się do postaci obrączki przy szkle i tak utrzymuje się do końca. Lacing średni. Aromat palony, lekko kawowy plus suszona śliwka i rodzynki. Smak delikatny, czekoladowy, lekko kwaskowy, "rozpływa się na języku", czuć laktozę. Na finiszu suszone owoce i lekka goryczka kawowa. Warka: 02.2017 Scipio (1116) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Pours a deep brown with a thin khaki head that doesn’t last long at all. The aroma is roasted and has a blend of chocolate, coffee, and licorice, with some lighter caramel. The taste is dry and quite bitter. Even though this is advertised as a sweet stout, I don’t think this is very sweet at all. Instead, its kind of sour. I find that the licorice is the main theme with this one, though a healthy chocolate flavor does rival that. Long and heavy licorice finish. Light in body, thin in texture, and average in carbonation. Not the best stout, but it is different and worth a try. phoner2 (43) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2017
tastes like metallic dishwater, maybe a bad batch since based on the description sounded delicious. douglas88 (9425) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle. Pours a almost black color with a small beige head. A light sweet nose. Sweet cocoa, cola, caramel, very big flavor. Surprised that this is 4%. RobBestwick (935) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle. Milk chocolate and coffee aroma. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Sweet malt and coffee flavour. Thin to medium body. More sweetness in the finish.
saintbase (680) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Barwa ciemnobrunatna, prawie czarna, nieprzenikniona.
Piana obfita, wysoka na dwa palce, koloru beżowego, drobnopęcherzykowa z nielicznymi średnimi pęcherzami. Po paru chwilach redukuje się do postaci obrączki przy szkle i tak utrzymuje się do końca. Lacing średni.
Aromat palony, lekko kawowy plus suszona śliwka i rodzynki.
Smak delikatny, czekoladowy, lekko kwaskowy, "rozpływa się na języku", czuć laktozę. Na finiszu suszone owoce i lekka goryczka kawowa.
Warka: 02.2017 melush (4239) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
Black colour with tan head.
Aroma is roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, berries.
Taste is roasted malt, coffee, sweet, toffee, slightly sour.
Light to medium body, medium to low carbonation. Speko (424) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Pours almost black with medium off-white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel. Taste is coffee, chocolate, caramel, lactose, medium sweet. Medium body and flat carbonation. eRock_2013 (475) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Was excited to try another offering from Hitachino at the Columbia World Beer Festival 2017, although was a bit disappointed in this sweet stout, which was overall just a lighter, sweet, roasted malty brew. Poured a murky brown color, with an aroma of sweet, lightly roasted chocolate malt. Flavor is a little bit of milk chocolate, light coffee bean, just a mild-intensity rendition of the style. Light bodied with a neutral finish. Nothing impressive about it, but still a good easy-going stout that appears intentionally to have a more modest objective, and succeeds in reaching that goal. Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
On tap at Ebenezer’s Pub in Maine USA. Pour Pitch black with a nice tall tan foam that last. Aroma is from the roasted malt, sugar notes and a touch of lactose. Taste is all of the above plus some coffee. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet but just enough. Nice sweet and lactic finish.