Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2016
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. It is a dark brownish black color with a slight head. The aroma is roasted coffee and the taste is strong bitter coffee wthat had a roasted coffee finish Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2016
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Flavors of milk chocolate and nuts. Mild roast finish. dfinney23 (3271) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Certainly true to style. Dark and sweet with plenty of lactose in the taste and finish. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with a thin less than finger’s white to off white foamy head that dissipated immediately.
The aroma starts with sweet milk chocolate, subtle roast, sly coffee bean, and some vanilla bean.
The flavor basically starts sweet with a good semi-stickiness with a sly roast to accompany nicely. Quick semi-sweet aftertaste with a wet sweet smooth finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel about it. Carbonation rides nice. Definitely smooth all around.
Overall, Portsmouth did a good job on this one and I’d have it again. HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
A pretty damn good milk stout, typically to style, but one of the times I had a bottle it was infected and sour and not pleasant at all, so I’m knocking the scores down a tad.
johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle shared by friends.
Solid black color with a thin wisp of off white foam. Roasty light chocolate vanilla aroma and flavor. Decent beer, this one had some age on it which brought out a bit more of a fruity lactic bite from the lactose. ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/12/13, as Mocha Milk Stout
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Aroma: The aroma is mostly a mix of sweet chocolate, roast, and coffee malts
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black color with a small light brown/tan head
Flavor: Tastes along the same line, sweet and roasty with some bitterness and a little lactose
Palate: The body is medium, it is slightly creamy and a hint watery, with a decent mouthfeel
I thought this was a nice example of the style. The malty flavors all work nicely together. Nice stuff. I have no real complaints.
Tap. Pours a pitch black body with a small creamy brown nitro head. The nose is pretty spot on for my tastes. Noticeable lactose sweetness with dry roasted malt and some light coffee. The flavor has just the right amount of sweetness with a light burnt malt finish. The lactose lingers nicely. Usual creamy yet thin nitro feel with just the lightest bit of carbonation. Pretty nice beer, maybe a touch thin, but the nitro doesn’t help that. czar (9076) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
on tap at brewpub. very dark brown with a nice light beige head, creamy and lasting with some nice lacing. sweet roastiness, bit of minerals, some lactose and milk chocolate, some resin. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, some sweetness, short but present coffee-grassy finish. ok.
rondphoto (4448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Opaque brown-black color, long-lasting ivory head, a curtain of lace. Taste opens with clean, almost watery, chocolate milk malt, adding bitter chocolate midway through the palate, then dissolves, leaving a semi-sweet residue. Light weight, but satisfying.