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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Draft. Deep brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor follows with some light residual sweetness and a light mineral quality in the finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Solid except for the slight mineral taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2053) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Nose is full of chocolate and coffee. medium sized, tight brown head. good lacing. Taste has a lot going on. starts with a mouthful and seems thick and sweet, definitely letting you know there is a high finishing gravity. Then starts to chow off some chocolate sweetness and slowly reveals a light coffee roasted type of bitterness, but only as a secondary thought. light hop bitterness. Extremely well balanced throughout the entire sip. No sign of alcohol. This reminds me a lot of the Caribbean stouts. Well, except those are a lot cheaper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1488) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pour is black with a good bit of mocha colored head. Nose has a heavy roasted malt, lots of berry sweetness and residual sugars, a fair bit of vanilla cream, and faint notes of milk chocolate. Taste has a lighter roast up front, milky vanilla cream, less sugars, a bit cleaner. Body is very creamy and soft, lower carb, a touch slick and thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1940) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2014
bomber shared with pals at club w... thick black pour with brown head, taste is very sweet chocolate, sugar, abd cream, good shit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (73) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Aroma - caramel, chocolate, coffee, Appearance - black, w/ a light off white head Taste - creamy, chocolate? not getting any coffee, light sweetness, Overall a pretty good stout, my first milk stout so its hard to compare to anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4496) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black pour, with a tan head. Plenty of milk chocolate, cocoa, creamer, light roast, notes of dark fruit, and coffee. Silky mouth feel Nice stout, but not incredibly memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee cocoa and light dried fruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee and light cocoa with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish. Definitly overpriced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4001) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Aroma is fruit/dark fruit, mild sweetness and a hint of roasted malts/coffee. The flavor is dark malts, dark fruit, mild sweetness fruit, very slight funk and a tart/acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (1334) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Appearance: near black, creamy light tan head. Aroma: relatively light, with cocoa, roast coffee, hint of vanilla. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, general roast, light licorice and smoke. Finish: smooth and creamy, lightly dry. Notes: Just average for me, with a bit of smoky licorice character that felt a bit out of place in a sweet stout. Draught at Victoria’s Gastropub, Columbia, Maryland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cernjoh (141) - Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Unexpectedly stumbled across this in Prohibition in Powell Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Aroma is of chocolate but very light. Appearance is dark like old motor oil with no head however when swirled produced a tan head that vanished in seconds. Taste is excellent with sweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla, with a slight acidic presence. Palate is very good with a good amount of carbonation. Overall a very good milk stout and certainty recommended. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2014
22oz bottle poured at home. Black with thin ring of off white head. Licorice cocoa marshmallow aroma. Milky chocolate and a slight peppermint taste. Delicious beer well done

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