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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Not your typical "Jelly of the Month Club" beer. Dark roasted malt and bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavor and aroma burst from this pitch black milk stout. The full body and sweetness are derived from the addition of lactose (aka milk sugar) which is not fermentable by beer yeast. A healthy dose of English Kent Goldings hops provides a counterpoint to this aleís rich and complex maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1517) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle from Antioch Fine Wine. Pours black with tan head. Nose is bakers chocolate, light licorice, espresso, some caramel and brown sugar. Interesting complex blend. Taste is dark chocolate, caramel, espresso, molasses, and cocoa. With creamy milk. Medium to full bodied. Finishes sweetly bitter with a nice blend of the two - leaning to the bitter side, but creamy. Just a bit more depth and would be a wonderful impy stout. First AtG - will find more. 15.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1043) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Black pour with a very thin espresso head. Sweet aroma with hints of chocolate and roasted grain. Medium mouth. Taste is pretty sweet but finishes bitter. Great roast component full of bitter dark chocolate and espresso beans. One of the better milk stouts Iíve had. One flaw is the mouth is a little on the light side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6292) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Relative straight forward stout with nice roast, char, and earthy notes. I would consider this an Imperial dry stout more than anything. It is what it is and there is nothing wrong with that.... Sweet Stout? UR kidding right?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle at Prohibition in Powell on 1/17/15. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, dark fruit and licorice. Malty flavor with rich chocolate accents, dark fruit and licorice before a roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (157) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Damn I like this. Pours gorgeous jet black with tan frothy head. Smells like sticky sweet coffee and cocoa. Taste is super sweet from the lactose, which compliments the chocolate and coffee flavors very nicely. Plenty of vanilla notes as well, with a nice little bitter bite at the end. This is really a desert beer, but itís SOOOO good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (897) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a jet black with 2 fingers of head. Nose is great, body is great, flavor profile could use a bit more. Itís a very good beer just not terribly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6260) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
22 oz bottle from Party Source at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have milk and dark chocolate, mild roasted coffee, yeast, lactose sweetness, a splash of caramel, some mild earthy hops and a hint of mineral character, overall a decent milk stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1238) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with white head. Taste is roasted malts with some chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6969) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours near black with a tiny tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a rich dark molasses and coffee flavor with a bit of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11788) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours ruudy dark brn/blk. Toasty sweet dark malt aroma. Near full bodied. Flavor is sweet milky chocolate with bitter dark malt. Followed by a dose of nice coffee. Tasty drink.

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