Drake (14107) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Discount Liquors, 9/5/16. Clear dark brown, large fizzy tan head, fair retention. Aroma of lactose, chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of nuttiness. The taste roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, lactose,hints of cherry. Medium bodied, high carbonation, well balanced. Nice beer. Homer321 (5202) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle from a trade. Nose is moderately lactose sweet. Light coffee. Lots of chocolate. Brownish pour light khaki head. Taste is a chocolate malt ball. Light bitterness. More like a porter than stout. Would like more coffee and dark grain but still grate. thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2016
12oz bottle shared. Dark brown pour. Sweet roasty malts in the aroma. Taste pretty much follows, very drinkable. Not too roasty or bitter. Great for the style. BVery (11390) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Mostly lactose on top of roastiness. Deep brown pour, smaller head. Very well made. DuffMan (10727) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
RBSG 2016 shared at the Grand Tasting after-party in the hotel lobby. Bottle. Dark brown, copper highlights. Dark brown chocolate malts, nice lactose sweetness, calling to mind Whoppers malted milk balls. Delicious.
MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Dark, toasted malts, sweet grain and bread malts, caramel, milk chocolate. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Sweet grain malts continue, bread and caramel, milk chocolate, medium bodied, soft carbonation. Decent Sweet Stout, nice hotplates. Keg at Sportsman Bar, New Glarus. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans in Janesville, WI, served at cellar temp or so from a Guinness glass. Looks like a root beer float when poured - well, very dark root beer, almost cola-like, not quite opaque when put up to a good light, with an immense rocky slowly diminishing light tan head...nose of milk sugar, roasted nuts and coffee, a bit of dark chocolate...body is chocolaty-rich, velvety soft, little carbonation, moderately to significantly sweet, lightly roasty, just a touch tart/sour and faintly bitter towards the finish. I am no longer the fan of sweet stouts that I once was; I am a fan of this brewery and am pleased to say that it’s another winner, but for me it’s certainly not going to be a regular drinker, I generally want a little more depth and character in a sweet beer. djd07 (15661) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle at the RBSG Lobby Share. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast and chocolate. Thick, chewy, roast, chocolate, light dry finish, very good. phaleslu (10747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2016
12 oz. bottle from my wife’s aunt in Madison - thanks, Gretchen! Pours a pretty much opaque dark coffee brown with a small beige head that settles into a thick ring and uneven film, with some trailing lace in the glass. Notes of dark chocolate, milk sugar, earth, tobacco, fudge, and nuts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, balanced mouthfeel. Goes down so easy. Very nice and delicate. MarinEvelyn (868) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Drinking an aged milk stout now. Creamy, strong vanilla, medium to strong body aroma. Taste is strong, slight alcohol, and creamy and chocolate.