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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 ale’s rich and complex maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1910) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Pours dark brown, nearly black, with minimal light tan head. Aroma of light coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla. Taste is milk chocolate followed by dark chocolate, sweetish with light bitterness to balance it. Body is light to medium with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2014
sample, a strong sharp old milk flavor, unbalanced sweetness with a sweet finish, low drink ability, not a fan of this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (841) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a dark opaque black with a layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of dark chocolates and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1950) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
From a bottle from lazy dog. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like sweet roasted malt, raisins, bitter hops, burnt toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet coffee, raisins, and burnt toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, light espresso, faint prunes, and some earthiness. Flavor is rich roast and cocoa flavors, medium earthy bitterness, and light ash; dry finish with lingering dark chocolate notes. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Chocolate, cocoa, molasses, caramel, lactose, and some brown sugary sweetness. Love their labels ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2014
July 1st Sunday. Mounds of cocoa, milk chocolate, chocolate malts, rich sugar, lactose, bits of coffee. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Sweet, chocolate, lactose aromas. Sweet milk chocolate, lactose, cocoa flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Roasted malt and bitter chocolate start this brew out. The coffee pulls through in the end and lasts through the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3668) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Coffee nose, light yeast. Black, thick sticky beige head. Coffee, beechwood, potting soil, sarsparilla accents. Good balance and transitions. Charred oak finish. Really dirties up the palate. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Good stuff.

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