tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Pour is black with a tan head, good retention/lace. Aroma of milk chocolate, chocolate drink, lactose, light roast. Taste is chocolate drink, latte, vanilla. Palate is soft, creamy, a bit thin, sweet finish. Good. toczik (45) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Poured from tap. Hint of chocolates aroma and roasted coffee taste. Superb palate experience. A step above Left Hand Milk Stout. Cheers! ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Oily dark chocolate nose somewhere between ’viscous’ and ’sultry’, pleasant dark roast and bouncy malt but it’s really all about the cocoa nibs. Pitch pour with a light brown head. Not too crisp, medium-full body, mild roast with strong chocolate/cocoa nibs, lightly acidic but not really any bitterness, light sweetness not overpowering. Passing grade but unspectacular. badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle to glass mug. Pours an opaque dark brown with a sparse tan head. You can smell semisweet chocolate, and malts. Flavors of malts, and cocoa. Very sweet. Leaves a residual oily mouthfeel with a bit of bitter tang. Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
On the (my) Tenth Day of Christmas, the beer gods gave to me... Well a little late here due to a bad bout of the flu. Took out most of the house. But we carry on. Pours a dark brown color with a tan foam head. Aroma of roast, vanilla, and hints of chocolate. Has a light sweet caramel taste with roast and chocolate notes. Tasty. Solid milk stout.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a medium-sized head. Very delicious - you can definitely taste the chocolate. Some coffee and nut notes as well. Slightly smoky aroma. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 Aroma of chocolate and that distinct milk stout aroma and taste. Slight chocolate taste. Very smooth. rougeau13 (3282) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Dark dark brown with a modest mocha head with nice lacing. Aroma of cocoa, roast, and vanilla. Taste is milky chocolate; somewhat sweet. Creamy, milly, medium body. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/23/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. It’s not quite as ultra-opaque as the WnB I had just before this, but it’s still dark enough to block out the light. The head is a two finger mocha shade with meh retention. There is a bit of lace left on the glass, at least.
S: Surprisingly nutty in terms of aroma. There also seems to be a combination of roasted and charred malts, as well. I don’t really pick up a lot of chocolate on the nose.
T: Wait, did I say that I don’t pick up a lot of chocolate aromatically? Because the chocolate is really battering the palate here. It opens the flavor profile like a wrecking ball - almost as if Terrapin melted a 70% dark cocoa bar into the beer before bottling it. The midtaste brings a lot of lactic cream in a balanced manner. It’s sweet enough to make this a slow sipper rather than a chugger or even a gulper. At least the lactose never comes across as being acidic, sour, or harsh.
M: The body comes across as thicker and more syrupy than it really is, which I would attribute to the finishing cream flavor. There’s some finishing astringency, too, but it’s not dry enough finish-wise to balance it out. Carbonation is mediocre.
O: I feel like milk stouts are the Tito Jackson of the stout family - but this one hits my chocolate tooth enough to separate it from the pack. Totally rock solid as long as you don’t expect it to be WnB.
Zymurgist64 (1) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
Body thin( consider a nitro pour) but flavor good with a serious chocolate milk taste