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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2016
a bit of ash after some dark cocoa perhaps roasted and with the body and sweetness of evaporated milk. perhaps sweeter. a little bit of burnt coffee shells and yes there does seem to be a bit of peanut. not in your face but then that can be refreshing. smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2540) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 20, 2016
50cl can from cervezalandia. Color is dark brown to dark. Thin beige head. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is liquorice, caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Can. Black body with a thin light brown head. Nose of milk chocolate and peanuts. There is also some booze and caramel coffee. Flavors of sweet coffee and milk chocolate covered raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2016
Can. The beer has got a deep black colour with a smooth body and steady head. Aroma of malt and woods. Taste of malt, coffee, cappuccino, bread, chocolate and cream. Intense-malty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Pint can. Glossy black pour with creamy mocha tan head. Aroma is super creamy, toasty, smooth. Silky body and goes down easy. A bit sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2016
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and coffee. Taste is chocolate and roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6958) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Week 4 Hands / Against The Grain tap takeover, thanks to Kevin I think, or his buddy. Poured a black color with a small tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, chocolate. This was a bit more like an export stout than a sweet stout. Bakers chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1514) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2016
An aroma of chocolate milk and roasted malt, pours a dark brown with a short lasting tan head with tight lacing. A delicious sweet chocolate malt, with a creamy full mouth feel and a roasted malt finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5496) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2016
This canned brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt. The thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of black malt roasted malt brown malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (830) - Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2016
This is a very rich, very sweet stout that works great as a dessert beer. It pours very dark brown, there isn’t a lot of foam. The aroma is like a chocolate candy sampler box. Caramel, chocolate, cream, walnuts, and other sweet notes. The flavor is as sweet as beer can get without being too sweet for my palate. All of that chocolate and candied character is present atop a rich, smooth, delicious malt. I like this beer very much.


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