Midnight Project Depth Charge Espresso Milk Stout
Terrapin Beer Company

Midnight Project Depth Charge Espresso Milk StoutMidnight Project Depth Charge Espresso Milk Stout
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From:
Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 10.71%
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
199
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 09, 2015
Added:
Sep 11, 2009
Wants:
  195
Gots:
  5
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Rated: 4.25 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.77 by KingEdward from North Carolina

Sep 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.79 by bcsbeer from Florida

Apr 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by zestar from California

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by GClarkage from California

Jul 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by JMBSH from Colorado

Jun 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by jaymo18 from Virginia

Feb 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by baerb69 from Maryland

Feb 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by BillRoth from Maryland

Dec 15, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by BrkfstOfChmpns from Georgia

Oct 30, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by damienblack from Massachusetts

Oct 11, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by ari32 from Georgia

Sep 12, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jul 20, 2013
 
Rated: 4.75 by jkane101 from New Jersey

Jun 05, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by Photekut from Tennessee

May 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by Kelp from New Hampshire

May 09, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jason1337 from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by t0rin0 from California

Feb 27, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by elchingen from Georgia

Feb 07, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2013
 
Rated: 4.75 by Darklight from Pennsylvania

Jan 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by GRG1313 from California

Jan 07, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2013
 
Rated: 5 by ltdantheman from Georgia

Feb 20, 2012
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Reviewed by Jeffo from Netherlands

2.53/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Excited to try this long time want. Really enjoy Left Hand's milk stout and I hear good things about Terrapin, so this one is right up my alley. Not sure what to expect from a 7% milk stout with two and a half years on it. We'll see I guess. Thanks again Stakem for hooking me up with this one!

From a bomber into a snifter
Brew Two 2009
Collaboration with Left Hand Brewing

APPEARANCE: A dark brown pour yields a one finger, medium looking, dark tan head with good retention. Black body and medium carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a ring and good wisp on top. A splotchy wisp remains to the end and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Decent nose still. Roasted coffee and espresso come out first, then some sweet cream, vanilla, milk chocolate and caramel notes. A slight roasted touch shows through as well. Nose is quite nice, though it’s really mild at this point. Perhaps it was more impressive in its younger years.

TASTE: Doesn’t quite have it any more. This has definitely faded quite a bit at this point. Flavor is very lacking up front, with perhaps a light hint of roasted malts and caramel sweetness, but not much at all. Flavor comes out more after the swallow, with caramel and vanilla cream sweetness mostly, though some light roasted notes and stale coffee are there as well. Not all that impressive really, and very, very mild. Unimpressive aftertaste of light, stale coffee, a hint of bitter chocolate and some sweet, creamy milk sugar notes linger on the palate. It’s not off-putting or anything, but it’s got to be a faint shadow of its former self at this point. Very little coffee or espresso, which were still present in the nose somewhat, and simply too mild and unimpressive overall. Too bad we can’t all taste it fresh any more.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Slightly lighter on the palate, but creamy enough still. Goes down fine and finishes slightly dry on the palate. Could use a touch more weight, but it’s fine otherwise.

OVERALL: What a disappointment. If I'm honest though, I kind of expected this. Medium ABV milk stouts aren't the best candidates for aging. Mild aromas, less than mild flavors, and any hint of coffee was somewhat stale. I could certainly drink it just fine, but it just wasn’t anything worth even thinking about. That said, it would be nice if Terrapin and Left Hand got together for a second round of this one. Though I was never able to taste it fresh, I certainly taste remnants of its former glory; this was probably a great beer when just brewed. Right now, unfortunately, it is a faded and relatively boring beer. Really glad to have had the chance to try this long time want, but at this point, it’s not at all worth hunting down. If you’ve got a bottle, do something with it, as it’s well past its prime. Thanks again for the trade Stakem. Appreciate the chance to try this one.
Feb 15, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by tclapper from Maine

Jan 16, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by whitekiboko from South Carolina

Dec 27, 2011
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Reviewed by vande from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2009 - Brew Two

A - beautiful dark pour, somewhat similar to a guiness; with a half inch thick fluffy head...that quickly vanishes

S -coffee - and quick. It is there, 2 years later!! Coco, sweet sugars, but coffee. Can not wait to taste this blend!!

T- Expresso immediately hits the taste buds....makes wanna actually try an iced coffee [something I thought I'd never say]... nibs of coco, hints of sweet candied sugars. Very pleasant.

M - A little lighter than a Medium bodied beer - if that makes sense....not as creamy as I thought it'd be, but still very pallatable.

0 - Great beer! Great project! Two Great breweries!!
Dec 26, 2011
 
Rated: 5 by Shango42 from Minnesota

Dec 14, 2011
 
Rated: 4.25 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Dec 12, 2011
 
Rated: 4.25 by Exiled from Texas

Nov 25, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by deapokid from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2011
 
Rated: 5 by cpinto6 from Georgia

Nov 19, 2011
 
Rated: 4.25 by brandoman63 from Illinois

Nov 19, 2011
 
Rated: 5 by biniek13 from Minnesota

Nov 16, 2011
 
Rated: 5 by EasyReader from North Carolina

Nov 16, 2011
 
Rated: 4.5 by nickfl from Florida

Nov 15, 2011
 
Rated: 2 by jophish17 from Georgia

Nov 14, 2011
 
Rated: 5 by shuajw from Georgia

Nov 14, 2011
Midnight Project Depth Charge Espresso Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 199 ratings