bdigital (659) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bottle: Pours a pitch black with a shimmering tan head. Nose reminds very much of chocolate-laden vietnamese coffee...very sweet and lactic based. Body has nice carbonation, perfect for the style and still retains some silkiness. Quite sweet to start but yields to some roasty malt notes with a bit of chocolate. Good stout. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2009
Shared by BDR. I usually don’t like milk stouts but Three Floyds has done a great job with this one. Black, and an exceptionally smooth, creamy palate, but still an unusually thick beer. Roasted malt and some sugar, a little coffee, and milk, almost like a latte. What a lactose stout should be. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle from trade with brewczar. Pours motor oil black with a dark tan head. Nose is roast, coffee, lactose, some chocolate, and some vanilla. Flavor is vanilla, lactose, roast, cafe con leche, and a creamy sweetness. Great milk stout, nice yellow lace, and awesome lingering roasty sweetness in the sensual assault on the palate. Medium-full bodied sweet stout that is very enjoyable. monkeychugg55 (1115) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
Pours black with a tan head. Vanilla and chocolate aroma. Tastes of roasted malt and coco, lots of lactose. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bomber. Poured rich, deep brown with a dark cap of yellowy-brown head. The aroma picked up milk chocolates with sweetened-up molasses, vanilla, and mild smoke.. soft, cake-like, and entirely enticing. The flavor was just as good with lightly-roasted milk chocolate and vanilla at the core.. mild coffee and earthy bitterness on the edges.. light smoke and the same maltage on the long finish. Medium-bodied and a touch grainy on the palate.. balance was great, but the 22oz was gone before I knew it. I could drink a lot!
DalzAle (2040) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle. Dark black pour, thin cookie colored head with a rich vanilla chocolate aroma. Flavor was nutty, smoky and sweet cream. I wish the flavor would have lingered a little longer, but it was quickly gone and forgotten from the palate. Decent FFF brew, but not worth the price. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2009
In short: An overly sweet and very messy dark beer of some kind. No thanks.trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2009
How: Bottles 12oz. Sherbrooke dinner-and-beer with Montreal crew. Consumed fresh soon after purchase
The look: Almost black body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: A whole lot of sweetness, way too much vanilla, annoying fruit juice concentrate (grapes mainly), a coconut touch, very lactic/milky, a lot of molasses and some toffee. An overall sensation of a failed experiment, this is not-cohesive, very messy. I don’t know what Three Floyds were aiming for with this thing. But eh, if you are to make a beer inspired by A Clockwork Orange, may as well make it a totally fucked-up one.
Thanks to ajm for the bottle! Only the second sweet stout I’ve rated. Pours a glossy black with a very thin, tan head. Thick molasses dominates the nose, with some tootsie-roll chocolate, dulce de leche (that’s appropriate)... really good, creamy chocolate milk. This is interesting stuff. Really not sure what I think of it. I’m so used to Impys that it seems a bit dilute, but it’s certainly flavorful. The mouthfeel is silky smooth, but lacks the carbonation to keep it from feeling flat. Just a bit sour... but it’s the odd "this is a bit off" sour, not a crisp, tart sour. I realize it’s just lactose sugars, but I can’t get my mind off the idea that there’s been milk sitting in here for months, and it’s sort of weirding me out. Crazy brew to try, and I’ll certainly give anything from FFF a shot - but I probably wouldn’t seek out this style again. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
Black in colour with a thin tan head and very light lacing. The aroma is lightly roasty, creamy, some dark chocolate and some sweetness. The flavour is roasty, some mild chocolate, quite creamy with a moderate sweetness. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long and creamy with a moderate bitterness.danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
The milk really makes this one really creamy. Really enjoyable.
650ml bottle from Sahara Mart in Bloomington, Indiana.
Opened on November 16, 2008.
Bottle from 2008.
Bottle courtesy of Awiseman01. Pours a chocolaty brown with a diapering oak brown head. Noise is chocolate milk with hints of oak and coconut. Flavors are a mild dark chocolate, nice maltiness, slight oak hints, and a milk sugar taste late in the sip. Mouth is creamy with a slight dryness to the finish. One of my favorite sweet stouts.