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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.6
   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5207) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle shared. Brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is rich and malty, lots of brown sugar, light chocolate. Taste is chocolatey, sweet, boozy sweetness. Palate is slick, sweet, med carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1088) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2016
16oz can - pours pitch black with tan head . Light roast coffee and sweet cream aroma . Taste brings vanilla cream and some roasty bitterness . Good stuff . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Can shared at RBWG 2016. From bottle barn. Mahogany brown coloured pour with a thin mid tan head. Aroma is earthy ashy roast, light wood. Flavour is composed of sweet sweet, burnt earth, lactose milk sugar, light ashy. Palate is frothy carbonation, rounded with a semi drying finish. Little earthy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
Can at hotel lobby fart share @RBWG 2016. Almost opaque black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of licorice, light citrus, light ash, toast, and tangerine. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of light coffee, light licorice and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Can shared during RBWG 2016. Pours deep brown-black with a creamy tan head. Boozy chocolate in the nose, dark sugars, hints of raisins. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with some burnt marshmallows, baking cocoa, moderate earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with further cocoa, burnt caramel. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Can - Roast, nutty notes and some nice chocolate. Deep jet brown with a small brown head. Dark malts and chocolate with a nice bitter cocoa finish. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15008) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Can split in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’16, thanks to Name Withheld, 02/02/16. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is light roast, charr, toffee fudge, raisens, chocolate. Taste comprises cocoa powder, vanilla, lactic tang, charr, roast malt, light peppery spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a dose of candied fruit and vanilla. Decent enough sweet stoot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MNAle (91) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Dark, deep, deep ruby, nearly opaque. 1 inch+ tan/brown bubbly, lumpy, thick head. Smoakey sweet aroma. Dark fruits, nutty, hints of coffee, perhaps a bit of chocolate. Very nice. Moderate feel, not thin by any means. Smooth malt-dominated initial taste. Finish is appropriately bitter, but not overly so. Taste does not seem as complex as the aroma, mostly dark malts, nutty, with hop bittering. Smooth and clean, not sweet. Very nice stout without all the (sometimes overdone) adjunct flavors that are all the rage. There is still a lot to be said for a well-done true to style stout. (But their artwork is about the worst in the business, IMO.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2016
Can at La Rovira. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted, chocolate, sweet, coffee taste. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5137) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma has smooth roast, some soy sauce, licorice, dark chocolate and mild sweetness. It has a medium body that’s fairly smooth with mellow carbonation. The flavor starts with cream, smooth roast, cream, milk chocolate and mild earthy hops. The finish is more of the same with darker chocolate and harsher hops.


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