jsquire (4563) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Dark beer with some mahogany hints when held against the light. Short lived tan head, and I poured it poorly and got literal chunks floating in the glass. This just smells like chocolate. Big chocolaty beer with some lactose sweetness and noticeable alcohol in the finish. The warmer it gets the hotter it gets on the tongue. johndoughty (5521) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small head. Chocolate is present but not overpoweringly so. Alcohol is present but doesn’t take over. An impressive one that is easy to drink. DiarmaidBHK (5662) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Draft at Fate CO. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave any lacing in the glass. Has a milk chocolate smell on the nose. Lots of lactose on the tongue which doesn’t exactly blend with the sweet chocolate. Finish lingers a bit. Solid milk stout but I’ve had better. calm_dreamer (160) - GREECE - SEP 23, 2013
Great head and color. Smell of milk chocolate, milk and hint of caramel. Taste full of milk chocolate and after a while alcohol. Nice body too. Excellent milk stout. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle: Deep brown, cola hued edges, small frothy light beige head, spotty lacing. Soft sweet roasted malts on the nose. A little lactose. Slight dark or bakers chocolate. Smooth on the tongue, pale roastiness (and not acrid either), with some lactose like sweetness, rounding out with the aforementioned dark or bakers chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. Very slight prune on the backside of this one. Hides the 8.5% very well. Surprised to see it that high. This one was pretty tasty!
Lupulucid (189) - - SEP 11, 2013
This beer is approaching sweet and the chocolate is prominent but not over done. There is more carbonation than I would expect and this works well to keep the chocolate from shutting the beer down. It gives a bit of porter character. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with very little head. Aroma is mostly milk chocolate with some light roast, light vanilla, and black licorice. Taste is moderately sweet up front with mostly chocolate and light roasted coffee. Finish has a light bitterness with chocolate and black licorice. Thin to medium body. Overall, it’s disappointing. There’s something throwing it off for me and I think it’s the licorice. And it’s just not rich enough or smooth enough to be a good milk stout. fugitive (2028) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Color black with small head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, milk. Taste chocolate, vanilla, yeast, fruits.Great. tiong (7513) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
355ml bottle from Ales by MailAshtonMcCobb (6846) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small white head. Aroma of chocolate malts, roastiness, hints of syrup and sweet lactic notes. Taste is sweet, malty and roasty with hints of dark chocolate, lactic notes and syrup. Finish is sticky, malty and chocolatey with notes of syrup and cocoa. Okay, quite sweet and lactic imperial stout, but still feels surprisingly balanced.
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. This is a chocolate milkshake with alcohol added. Very unusual and very interesting but I’m not sure I necessarily want another and that’s the true test of a good beer. Other people love it but I don’t think it’s for me, I’m probably being old fashioned.