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RATINGS: 144   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 ale’s rich and complex maltiness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7457) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. 7%. Black with a nice light brown head. Aroma of roast, milk chocolate, coffee and a fruity note. Sweeetish flavor with roast, milk chocolate, coffee, a dark fruit note and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (661) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Draft. A- Malty, slightly bitter, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, tan head. T- Malty, bitter, roasty, lactose. P- Full body, thin texture, medium carbonation, strong finish. O- Not a whole lot of sweetness going on or a whole lot of coffee, cocoa, mocha, etc. Sort of fizzy and looked more like a Coke. This left a ton to be desire.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (154) - - MAR 15, 2015
Bomber poured into tulip. Not much head going on, super oily, dark reddish brown. Aromas of a roasted malt bomb, with a boozy finish. Balanced for a milk Stout as its more of a bitter cocoa finish than the lactic sugars, and a dry coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (4730) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
Many thanks to Rian for sharing. Smooth great beginning. Nice soft body. Hints of roast, plums, dark cherries. Very nice and smooth. Fresh soft aftertaste, nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1940) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
Pours pitch black with a tan head. The smell is roasted malt, coffee, dark bitter chocolate. The taste is as it smells with some brown sugar, licorice ending dry and roasty. The body is medium/full with tight carbonation. Pretty nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10034) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Nearly black, deep brown head. Sweet but not sticky, prunes,molasses, chocolate, espresso, perfect roast. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1840) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Draft at Good Dog. Pitch black pour with some soft tan foam. Scattered lace. Very dark cocoa with milk. Chilled espresso. Black liquorice. Notes of burnt celery heart, dried berries and charcoal grill. Nice hop burn in the finish. Adds a nice counterpoint to the creamy lactose sugars. Different. Well constructed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1566) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1075) - 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 I’ve had. One flaw is the mouth is a little on the light side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6346) - 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?


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