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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A dry stout with chocolate notes and hints of oak. A cross culture of three different yeasts during fermentation delivers a delightfully different body with a soft finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at Meridian Pint during their Bellís Night of Darkness event. Served in a snifter. The pour brings a hazy, medium-brown brew with a thin light tan head and a thin collar after that falls. The nose is pretty good with some fairly-strong chocolate dominating and being followed by a bit of earth, light roast, and a touch of vanilla. The flavor pulls back quite a bit and there is some chocolate behind a flavor that is mostly a bit woody and earthy. Interesting, but not all that grand. Feel is a bit thin for what this is, though not by a large amount. Pretty drinkable in the end, but not my favorite. Out of the four new ones I had, Milk Stout is crowned king. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-22-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap at the Cafe...The color is way too light for a stout, a dark clear copper with lots of amber, ugly and off for the style. A light tan head with bad retention and lacing...The aroma is light but good, lightly roasted coffee, a touch of smoke, black coffee finish. Not really balanced but good...The taste is a big improvement, light coffee, very creamy and smooth. Roast and nuts begin to dominate after a while. Super easy to drink. A great brown ale, a terrible dry Irish stout which is what they told me this was.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Draft sample at MBGWF 2011. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good roasted coffee malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture with flat carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable dry stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2010
12oz pour at Meridian Pint. Pours a nearly opaque deep brown with a thin beige head. Doesnít look like a stout. Nose is nutty, yeasty, bread, grains. Sweet, malty, caramel, bread, a little candy, some very obvious fruit. Medium bodied, dry finish. A little weird. Not really a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2010
On tap. Pour is deep brown with a large semi off white head. Nice oak and roast malt in the aroma. Taste is oak, cream, lingering chocolate, and slight bitter finish. Creamy and semi dry finish. Good and pretty interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3583) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2010
(draft @ Bellís Eccentric Cafe - Kalamazoo, MI) Dark ruby red pour with a thin tan head. Nice and rich roasty flavor with some very mild chocolate. Mainly a delicious roasted aroma. Flavor has that really nice freshly ground coffee and freshly roasted coffee quality to it. Very well balanced as you get to the end. A bit thin-bodied but really flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (810) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2009
draft: pours black with a thin white head, malty aroma, malty, coffee, dry and slightly bitter taste, fairly thin body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2507) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap at Eccentric. Dark brown body small head and aromas of coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavor is bitter chocolate and coffee with peat like eartiness. Full body and palate. Very nice to see this being served again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2009
On tap at the Eccentric cafe 11/11/09. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is not real strong, but what is there is of chocolate, roasted malt and some coffee. Flavor is very good of the aforementioned. To me it tastes like a somewhat stronger Java stout, but not as creamy as a Breakfast Stout. Very good though all in all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Sampled at the Ohio group tasting on DLD eve í09. Thanks Dan! Brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and a touch of sweetness. Malty flavor with some coffee, but itís kinda thin. I think this one may be a bit past its prime. Held up better than some others would have though.

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