ChadPolenz (1804) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016
BJCP CATEGORY 16A: SWEET STOUT
jsporrer (1010) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2016
AROMA: Some dark fruit, a bit of chocolate. Noticeable metallic tang. Old bottle. 7/12
APPEARANCE: Dark brown, fairly clear. Small tan head - fizzles away. No lacing. 2/3
FLAVOR: Sweet but not as sweet as most milk stout. Tastes better than it smells. Pretty well balanced. Nice fruity notes of raisin, plus some chocolate. Metallic tang is noticeably. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body, low carbonation. Slight astringency. Dry finish. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Definitely a good milk stout, but this bottle was old. Probably much better fresh. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 33/50
Poured from a bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a thin off white ring. Roasted malt with a string coffee aroma. Feels a little thin but silky smooth. Decent malt flavor that isn’t too strong or too weak. Very smooth finish. Just a little too light for my preference in stout. Surprisingly refreshing. edbast (38) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2016
20 oz tap. Dark color, rich coffee odors. Very drinkable. A nice milk stout. Jabah (474) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2016
First sample from newly distributed NC beer. About what I expected. Dark black appearance with not much mocha head. Creamy low carbonation feel. Flavors of chocolate malt, lactose, coffee, a little bitter/burnt sugar. Nothing super-special, but good and solid. I only sampled a single for now, but this is one I could grab a 6’er of. samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle to goblet to start off my new years eve celebration. Loved this beer about 10 years ago when I had it in a beer if the month gift from brother Jon. It was great then, and still very nice now. Look is Dark black, off white head. Aroma is Toasted malt, smoke, salty oyster stout like aroma. Taste is bread, wine, malt. Thinnish feel for a stout, but smooth.
glennmastrange (2859) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Tap. Moderate toasted and milk chocolate for the malt, light herbs and earth for the hops and yeast, with a hint of bourbon in the background. Head is large, frothy, light tan, with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and slightly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, silky, with a soft to lively carbonation. Smoothness and richness abound in this super tasty Sweet Stout. anthony850 (471) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Pours dark. Nice roasty flavor with a very smooth mouthfeel.
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Small sampling feom 12 oz bottle. Served in tulip. Very little head. Light lacing. Beer is dark in color. Aroma is sweetly malty with light roasted malts. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Some notes of chocolate. Light carbonation. Medium to full bodied beer. Overall great milk stout. fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Quite honestly one of the best milk stouts I've ever had. Hits all the right marks. Super nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone islay (2696) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Approximately 4 oz. from 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-1-15. Pours a dark brown with light beige head. Scents of milk chocolate and chocolate-covered raisins. Very pleasant, sweet flavor. A touch of tartness in the finish. Medium body. Unremarkable palate effects. Nice beer. Not my kind of beer but likable.