troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] I tried this one at the Memphis location. According to the menu, it is basically their Midtown Brown brewed with lactose. Pours a very dark brown color with a pillowy brown head. The aroma is of hot chocolate, hazelnut and roasted malts. The taste is heavy on lactose, but this imparts a creamy and more well rounded flavor profile than their Brown. Notes of mocha, molasses, vanilla and brown sugar throughout. Creamy mouthfeel cuts away some of the astringency I remember with their original Brown. Decent palate and nice prickly carbonation. Quite good actually.