Lemke10 (995) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a pitch black color with a light brown foamy head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of vanilla. A smooth easy drinking stout that is perfect in texture. A must try, very delcious. UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Pint can poured into a snifter at approximately 40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours like a cola, before pooling into the glass a dark, dark brown. Forms a fluffy pale tan head, which dissipates relatively quickly into a ring. Not much lacing at all.
Smell: Sweet malt, like a scorched cotton candy flavored with caramel and toffee, with some milk chocolate notes. The sugary notes seem more like brown sugar than lactose, and I’ll blame that on the oatmeal.
Taste: The first thing that comes to mind is sweetened dark bread, like a pumpernickel that has had caramel and unmelted sugar drizzled over it. There’s a "warm, yeasty" aspect to the taste, before the lactose sweetness rushes in. Cocoa notes resound faintly through the finish. As it warms, the chocolate flavors become a bit more present and pronounced throughout the entire tasting process, and a very faint tinge of light coffee lurks off in the distance, rounding off the "sweet dark bread" profile.
Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side for a stout, verging on yet never becoming watery. There’s a bit of carbonation sharpness, almost a little too much.
Overall: An enjoyable milk stout, all maltiness and sweetness, with just hints here and there of more bitter flavors. It’s an easy drinking brew that doesn’t necessarily encourage sipping so much as drinking. Anyone criticizing this for being "too sweet" is confusing milk stouts with some other kind of stout. Will repeat. jflopsu (1800) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Pours black with brown head. Has a roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. A roasted malt, coffee and chocolate carbonated taste. A sweet and roasted malt aftertaste. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Tasted 7/9/10. Pint Can. Beautifully webbed off-white head atop a filtered and almost opaque dark brown hue. Aromas of dark roasted malts. Coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Good roast! Rather full bodied with a nice roast. Flavors of brownies and a slight nuttiness. Slight sweetness, but I really picked up a lot more of the bitter roasted malts. But very nice and great drinking from a can! BubbaMac (7) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2011 does not count
Listen, I understand why beer snobs don’t show more love for this beer as it is not all that amazing but finer craft beers usually are not "ballgame" beers that is you can’t toss back a six pack during a game because they are just too rich. This is a ballgame beer that tastes great. I can drink several and not feel like I just ate a pound of chocolate.
Itzjerm (3114) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 This is not bad... but sweet... I guess I rate my milk stout off left hand. This one is a bit more sweet. Not bad not great.... but its in a can.. i’d get it for backpacking. Rerate... its really good. The true challenge... body can very ... If they can get it consistent... it may beat left hand’s milk stout. For now, it can’t stand. jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours an opaque black with a medium sized tan head mostly lasting. Nose is of chocolate and molasses. Nice mouthfeel, the taste is of dark roasted malt with hints of coffee, chocolate and caramel. No hops detected. Very smooth, this stout’s tastes are not as pronounced as other stouts I have tried but is nonetheless a good tasting brew. Try it paired with a buffalo burger and raw onion. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Can courtesy of my brother’s summer vacation trip. Pours a medium stout brown with a mocha colored head. Nose is cocoa, earth, lactose, chocolate, some cafe con leche, and a nice mild coffee note. Flavor is similar- some light coffee, cocoa, and chocolate. Medium in body and very nice for 5% ABV. Dangeruss (62) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2012
First had it on tap at Doolittles in Eagan. Ask the bartender what that was he described it as a Guiness but not as hoppy. Had a great pour and the aroma was toasty and dark cola color. I was suprise how smooth it was and not too hoppy. Real refreshing. So good I bought the kit at Northern Brewer and brewed it. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tall boy can poured into glass. Had a friend bring back some of this from KS, what a guy! Super creamy with an aroma full of chocolate and malt. Down right tasty in every sense of the phrase.