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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1877) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2014
22 oz bottle bought from "Roth’s Sunnyslope Market" in S.Salem. $5.99 Pours a dark brown colour with a large light tan head.. Aromas of caramel,toffee,slightly seaish, light roast coffee bean..some vanilla wafts by. Taste is again semi-sweet coffee, caramel,salt and slightly toasty. Palate is just fine..medium to gheavy body and lowish carbonation..nice flavour profile. I liked this..unusual but i dont think its a stout..more a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8238) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Shared by script at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of salted caramel, cocoa, honey, earth and chocolate. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Some sweet chocolate and caramel, some light roasted aromas. Some chocolate and caramel tones, other kind of off tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured cloudy brown color with medium tan frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy chocolate milk, caramel aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a very good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
22oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Clear red - brown color. Half finger of khaki head. Decent lace. Looks more like a brown ale than a stout, though. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Light bit of creaminess on it. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter... Cool bit of salt is much appreciated and works well to balance the taste. Good chocolate, salted caramel. Toasty malt. Tasty, interesting unique stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
22 0z bottle from amfo shared with the group. Pours a clear brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel over top of some toasted bready malts, mild roast, chocolate, some salty notes, the flavor grew with some warming, decent for a smaller (6%) stout, good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bomber to snifter (shared by alexsdad06). Looks solid; a translucent dark mahogany with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, caramel, and toast. Tastes like it smells with less toast. Average on the palate. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1736) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with moderate white head. Aromas of brownies, nuts, and roasted malts. Flavors of nutty brownies, burnt malts and bitter dark chocolate. Salty bitter finish. Not getting the sweet and caramel, but quite good nonetheless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle:   Semi-sweet stout.   Does seem a bit salty.   Despite it saying Caramel Milk Stout, it isn’t as sweet as I was hoping it would be.   Soft stout, decent roastiness, a little dry, not as sweet as I would have thought for a Sweet Stout.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A little salty on the finish, some dark chocolate and roastiness.   I was thinking this would be a really sweet caramel laden stout, but nope.   Average, and a bit more salty than others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
A really good Stout idea that was a bit lacking in execution. Props to Breakside for taking a de rigeur flavour and incorporating it into a beer. I was really hoping for more pronounced salt and caramel in this sexy looking black-licorice coloured cup-filler. More of a mellow nutty, caramel mocha flavour is what I got out of it with just a hint of dry saltiness of the back end. A fine effort but it could be mid 4’s with some work done to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle, from memory. Typical stout pour, substantial and lasting head, with sweet, roasted aroma. Flavor is moderate sweet malt, decent complexity, roasted and coffee notes. Nice, but not way I would get salted caramel out of this. Liked it quite a bit though.

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