JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Draft at 3F. Pours a drak black with foamy chocolate colored head. Nose is lots of chocolate, some coconut, and dry malt. Taste is like a milkshake. Lots of dark chocolate and some coffee, along with a nice caramel and coconut hint. Nice mouthfeel. Sweet, but not overly so. Getting a growler next time. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Oh, Mama! Thanks, Brian, for sharing this growler. Stuff pours jet black like 10W40 with a thick and creamy brown head. Decorates the glass with beautiful lace. Stick your nose in there and smell butter toffee, hazelnuts, chocolate, cherries, roasted coffee, hops (it is 3F), and more. Let the orchestra play their symphony on your olfactory senses. Sip and feel the smoothness, the minimal carbonation, the creaminess. The flavor blends everything to a basic of coffee with thick, rich cream and shots of chocolate and hazelnuts. Yum. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Re-rate: 10/10/8 - Ah, to try again three years after I first tried it. This one is from the bottle. Lives upu to and beyond my prior rate. Nose is milky with nice chocolate notes and smooth, minimal roasty bitterness in the nose. Taste is big and sweet, minimal roasted bitterness here either. I could drink this one all night. No tartness to be found and super smooth. Damn, this shit is classic. 8-4-9-5-17
11/20/5 - Deep brown with a creamy head. Definite roast with chocolate and coffee undertones. Quite sweet. One of my favorites that Iíve had from them. Big body. Awesome. 7-4-9-4-15 puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Tap at the brewpub. Aww yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Best beer of my Chicago trip by far, and my beer of the month for October. After two days of mostly ípretty goodí beers something finally hit a homerun and reminded me why I love chasing beer so much. This beer was defined by its milkiness, and is the first milk stout I’ve had that really shows the milk decently at all. Usually they are just very lactic and kind of gross, but this one has a perfect, sweet, creamy milkiness, like whole milk, carrying forward a lovely chocolately stout flavor. Very rich but also very balanced, and perfectly drinkable. Wow! I have a feeling this doesn’t take to being bottled too well though. Travlr (24319) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2008
A jet black brew with a thin tan head. Aroma of smoke and nuts. Medium body, rich balanced flavor, very smooth. Thumbs up!
JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2008
22oz bottle from the brewpub. Pours a brownish black with a minimal tan head. Malty and sugary aroma with a tad bit of hop. Sweet and milky flavor with some roast character. Very good. beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2010
22 oz. bottle courtesy of tjthresh as part of NP10V4. Pours black with a moderate, luscious and bubbly brown head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and left nearly complete lace. Very pleasant aroma of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and toffee. As much as I enjoyed the aroma, the flavor is even better with ample chocolate, lightly roasted malt, mild coffee, milk, and coconut. Sweet, but in no way cloying. Medium-full bodied. Well rounded and creamy on the palate. Simply put, this is one of the best milk stouts I have come across. bluejacket74 (1991) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2010
22 ounce bottle, I guess itís about a year old since I think this brew is usually released sometime in August. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch brown head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, and some cream. The aroma is very sweet. The taste is pretty sweet too, the beer tastes like milk chocolate, lactose, roasted malt, molasses, vanilla, and a bit of caramel. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, itís smooth and very easy to drink. I think this is a very good brew, the age sure hasnít hurt it at all. Iíd definitely buy this again the next time I find it. thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Deep dark brown pour with some foamy tan head - minimal retention and lacing.
Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not overly so. Chocolate and milky smooth with a nice sweet malty finish. Medium bodied, but still nice and chewy, Delicious beer - easily the best milk stout Iíve ever had. I can drink this anytime. Superb!
YUM! nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2010
22oz bomber. Opaque black with a rusty beige head. Mellow, malty chocolate milk aroma, lots of cocoa. Rich and sugary sweet, there is also a rich, fruity undercurrent in the Baltic Porter or Caribbean Stout style. Thick chocolate tones, luscious. Really nails the style, though there is considerably more specialty malt sugariness than in any "traditional" version. A world class beer all the way. Big, full body,but very subdued alcohol. Unique and quite excellent.