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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
A dessert stout brewed with lactose caramel and fleur de sel, inspired by our friends Tyler & Kim Malek at Salt & Straw. Tyler has been working on perfecting a lactose caramel syrup that mimics the flavor in his sea salt and caramel ice cream. After a few test blends, we’re worried that this might be the most addictive dessert beer ever made.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2013
On draught at Breakside. Dark chocolate stout with a subtle, but noticeable salted caramel taste. Had it last year at Breakside in a float with Salt & Straw ice cream, which pushed it into dessert bliss territory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (479) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2016
Tap at Beer Zen event at Maruho. Near black with a low light tan head. A pleasant aroma with sea salt, soy, lightly charred caramel, a milky touch and even a hint of booze. A soy cracker flavour, salt on the lips, that segued into chocolate and rich malts, hop bitterness. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2321) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 11, 2016
Draught @ Catfish. Inky black with very small frothy beige head that disappeared immediately, very faint mocha aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish mocha taste with salty ending, thin body, medium bitter mocha finish with alcohol undertones. Started well but finished weak, the salt is not really very noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5727) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Deep dark brown coloured body with a rich, four centimetre tall pure deep brown head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, sugar, honey, grain and quite a bit of chocolate. Medium to Full-bodied; Sweet chocolate and honey flavour with a lot of caramelised sugars and roasted malt throughout and a noticeable bitterness towards the end. Aftertaste shows the roasted malt, oatmeal, grain, alcohol and especially the sweetness throughout. Overall, a very nice beer with a good balance of sweet and bitter, with a full rich malt finish - nice and pungent, even in the heat of Hawaii! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Sack N Save (Foodland) in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii [Island], Hawaii yesterday on 11-August-2016 sampled in my hotel/condo a few minutes later after the power went out on 11-August-2016 for US$6,88.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2016
(En fût à la source): Sec, salin, vanillé et caramélisé. Goûte exactement ce à quoi je m’attendais.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2016
Dark brown color. Big sweet mouth with lots of lactose some saltiness but I don’t have much caramel. Medium full body. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (882) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a large, frothy, long lasting, tan head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla and just a hint of salt in a mildly bitter coffee finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft to flat carbonation. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2016
On draft at Beer Belly in Albany. The pour is a medium brown with hints of garner shining through there is a thin ring of khaki colored head that leaves a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty disappointing. There is a light caramel up front, but the bitter roast just moves in and takes over. The caramel vanishes and it’s left with a dry dark cocoa powder. Eh. The flavor is not good. There is a lactose sweetness right up front and that same cocoa powder throughout. It’s dry and not that great. The salt is nowhere to be found and the caramel is incredibly lacking. The mouth feel is thin and light with a thin carbonation that makes this drink like chocolate water. The aftertaste is lightly bitter and cocoa based. This isn’t a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Roasty stout aroma. Flavor shows a little on the back end of the salt and caramel, but it’s mostly just a nice stout. Looks nice, body a bit thin but smooth. Very pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Draft at Rattle n Hum West with Linh, Brendan, Erica and Maggi. Pours a deep black/brown body with thick tan lacing. Super bitter roast and very ashy on the palate. Some sweet melted caramel and chocolate and lots of sweet sugary malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerplace (913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
On tap at Alibi Room. Pours a very dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and a little salt on the background. Taste is sweet, roasted malt and some alchol notes, what is not really good as there is not much of alcohol. Burnt malt aftertaste. Would be better without alcohol in the flavour.

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