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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Sampler pour on tap at the brewpub (Kalamazoo, MI). Pours a darker brownish pour, dark near opaque body with some ruby edges and bottom. A frothy offwhite head near tan head sits atop and dies to a decent ring, laces small. Aromas are milk chocolate, lactose sugars, some gentle roast and toast, some caramel, cocoa. Mellow sweetness pervades. Initial is medium bodied, offering toast and sweet lactose sugars up front, healthy milk chocolate influence, with more cocoa, caramel, and toffee. Some sweetened coffee, coffee and cream with a designer addition elements. Pleasant, a bit sweet, with a mellow sweeter gentle roasty finish. Simple yet enjoyable. Flavors are on for what it aspires to be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8650) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This Stout pours flat black with a medium light beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, mild hops and chocolate. Medium, creamy body with flavors of mild coffee, sweet malt and chocolate. The finish is roasty with a chocolate aftertaste. Solid all around.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
draft at Bellís Eccentic Cafe Dec. 2010. Malty, sweet, smooth cream palate. A little choclate on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Tap @ Bells. Black appearance with a brown head. Dark chocolate, milk sugar, light espresso in the nose. Pretty sweet, milk sugar, chocolate, light coffee flavor. Not all that exciting.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1088) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2011
On tap at Bells. And I was sad about missing All Stouts Day...turns out they were still all on tap a couple days later! This one certainly featured the smoothness of the lactose sugar and plenty of roasty, chocolaty goodness. Another nice easy drinking stout. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Nice roast, and milk chocolate nose, just a hint of smoke and a light fruit note. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with smooth and creamy chocolate, plenty of lactose sweetness, light roast and coffee, dark chocolate finish. Velvety texture. Lovely beer, perfectly done milk stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
Served in a pint glass at Meridian Pintís Bellís Night of Darkness. Pours near black with a solid tan head with a good bit of lacing and a nice collar. The nose is a bit tame with a bit of roast and chocolate. Iím giving it the benefit of the doubt given the glassware and the fact that it got quite a bit better as it warmed up. The flavor is quite nice and complex with a chocolate sweetness plus a touch of coffee. Nice roasted character and a bit of black licorice in the finish. The feel is ridiculously creamy and smooth with a nice chewiness. Awesome, awesome body. Almost certainly the best milk stout that Iíve ever had. I really hope they bottle this. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-22-2010

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5183) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Sampled at Bells Stout night at Meridian Pint in Washington D.C. Pours an oily, opaque black with a thin, beige head. Nose is sweet, malty, sugary, light bread. Flavor was sweet, sugary, malty, chocolate. The lacto sugars are definitely present. Full bodied, sweet finish. Of all the variations of their stout, this was the most well rounded.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wmubronco1992 (636) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Draft at Eccentric cafe. Pours an opaque black. Medium light tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk. Mild sweet chocolate flavor. Very smooth. Some roastiness. Palate is light, but not watery. Very drinkable beer. Not something that is a must have, but overall is very pleasant to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2010
tap at bells for stout party, 2009. murky brownish red body..aroma of indistinct sugar and not much else. sweet flavor with added lactose. so boring.


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