jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Creamy smooth, medium bodied, slight bitterness, and medium carbonation.
A very enjoyable milk stout. This needs to go into full time production. shpongloid24 (8) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2014 does not count
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The first thing that hit me in the aroma was licorice, followed by lactose, then into a slightly sweet chocolatiness, with a gentle yet still very present floral hopiness. It’s beautifully dark and bubbly. Nice espresso colored head that subsided rather quickly, with minimal lacing. The flavor is laced with strong notes of dark coffee, a little bit of licorice, with the sweet chocolate not far behind. Then it finishes with a lingering bitterness, which is almost black coffee like . It sits on the pallate well with a nice creamy mouthfeel, slight oiliness, and a good carbonation level. It’s sad that this is a one time production, I hope I have another chance to enjoy this delicious beer. Elkaybe (1) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
Best stout I’ve ever tasted. Unfortunately only two bottles included in the Beer Camp box from Costco. I would buy a case of only this beer. Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Opened up the bottle and poured into a pub glass. Nice pouring beer, rich, creamy head. Nice clear solid back color. Strong coffee smell. Taste is java to the tenth power. Lactose is very apparent when drinking, leaving a silky feeling on the palate. Overall, a very good milk stout. LiMuBai (222) - - SEP 3, 2014
Aroma of chocolate, coffee and sweet malt. Pours a deep black. Wonderful taste with a full body of sweet coffee and a balanced bitter finish.
Passthebeer (30) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Great espresso nose with hints of chocolate. This is full of flavor! The lactose really smoothes the finish and makes it a "heavy beer" that you could have multiple pints of. thedaidai (21) - - AUG 8, 2014
Ninkasi was the only strategic partner brewer I was unfamiliar with in the Beer Camp pack, and I feel like I’m missing out!
This is a SPECTACULARLY well-balanced stout.
The roasty coffee and chocolate flavors establish themselves right away, and the coffee bitterness lasts through the aftertaste.
I’m surprised how much the lactose sugars actually gave this beer a different, thicker, latte mouthfeel instead of feeling thin like some other coffee-themed beers I’ve tried.
This stout has a serious, coffee flavor on par with Highland Brewing Company’s Black Mocha Stout -- which is among my favorites.
Beautiful beer -- needs to be tried to be understood. Hard to describe why this coffee stout is head and shoulders above its competition -- I suspect it comes from the mouthfeel and lactose sugars. njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Wow! I loved this one. I was most nervous about this one and tried it last. I love stouts but added ingredient beers have turned me off and I have to get that out of my head. Pours a black with quick dissipating no a head and lace. Little co2 and a creamy thick body. Aroma’s of coffee, toasted malts, licorice, figs, prune, dark and earthy. Taste was coffee, burnt toast, heavy roasted malt, dark fruits. The finish was a burnt slightly bitter coffee. This I wish wouldn’t be a one off. Wonderful! maltman53 (472) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours coffee-black with a nice persistent tan head. Huge roasted coffee nose with a nice bittering hop finish that rides upon a creamy, milky finish. Overall, a great sweet stout that is absolutely balanced. Krej (224) - USA - JUL 19, 2014
Now this is what I call a stout. My number one complaint with stouts is that most of them are too watery. This beer isn’t that. My crazy mind wants a really thick soupy stout, but that’s crazy and this is the perfect balance. There isn’t much to the aroma, but the taste and mouthfeel is amazing. It’s got a nice chocolate and a little milky taste with hints of espresso. So far my favorite beer from the beer camp series.