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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3233) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours basically black with a medium sized tan head and plenty of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is rich, earthy, roasty. Itís only lightly sweet smelling and has a nice little hoppy leafiness. It becomes more chocolate forward as it opens up for sure.

The flavor is certainly dark-roast-malt forward, but thatís decently balanced with some chocolate, coffee, leafy hops, and a pretty nice level of sweetness. It tips the bitterness scale a touch, but again that sweetness and some of the malt complexity does a decent job of keeping that balanced and in check.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at Patricks. It pours a hazy dark brown body under a finger thick beige head. The aroma is roasted, with a light sourish touch. Caramel, nuts, dried fruits and some chocolate in the aroma. Itís semi sweet on the palate, full bodied and with a nice carbonation level. Caramel, roasted malts, dried fruits and some chocolate in the flavor. A decent bitterness kicking in towards the finish. Expected a bit more from this, but itís a fine beer anyway. 140823

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7578) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
Draught @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours dark brown with a off-white/ tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, lactose and hint of berries. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate, caramel, coffee and slightly sour berry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1507) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Deep black with tan head. Nose is bittersweet chocoalte, caramel syrup, brown sugar, and cream. Light hopping. Flavor is rich chocolate and caramel syrup, mildly sweet and sticky, with more bittersweet chocolate and lingering roasted grain. Lingering chocolate bar, cream, and espresso. Great palate presence, not too light, not too heavy. Really, realy nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2153) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a deep burnt umber color with two fingers of gaseous khaki foam. Nose is sweet chocolate syrup with nice underlying roast quality and hints of dark fruit and a touch of anise. Palate follows but has less complexity than the nose had hinted at. Rich smooth chocolate notes mingle with some earthy roast and slight nuances of nuttiness and dark fruit. Not bad but at $13 a bomber I will not be revisiting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1943) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a small, thick, foamy head that fades to a ring and leaves some webbing. Aromas dark chocolate, dark roast, lactose sweetness, and light caramel. Tastes bitter and sweet throughout. Lactose, milk chocolate, bitter coffee grounds and dark roast. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (901) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
A very nice, complex stout. Pours a brown-black with a brown head. Smells of coffee, lots of chocolate, and some cinnamon. Taste is sweeter then the smell would suggest, very creamy, with a bitter chocolate finish. Had in the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5693) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours like a stout -- reddish black with a thin but pillowy top. Smells like a stout -- sweet and roasty. Drinks like a stout -- sweet, roasted malt, a bit of milk chocolate, a tinge of cream. Finishes with just a kiss of a nice American ho. (#5614, 8/10/2014)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1418) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a dark black pour with a creamy java head. Nose is deep malt, chocolate and coffee with some black licorice. Taste is sweet espresso with notes of chocolate and deep burnt malt . Finish is sweet chocolate with a moderately long finish. Nice sweet ole Kentucky stout. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1374) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bomber. Pours black with a brown head and nice sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is of sweet chocolate and burnt, roasted malt flavor, with brown sugar and light bitter notes leading to roasty, chocolately finish.


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