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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This stout beer pays tribute to the Butternuts Brewery’s former life as a dairy farm. It’s a more drinkable version of the Stout breed than its heavy, boorish and smelly European sisters. We use lactose sugar for body and mouthfeel; not too strong, not too viscous at 4.9% abv. Unlike a true bovine it has a malty, roasty aroma and a dry finish but no tail or teats, and leaves no unsightly cow pies laying around the yard for you to step in.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2009
12 oz. can. Pours pretty much black with small red highlights. Small, light tan head that doesn’t stick around long. The first aroma I get is almost varnish like. Interesting hay/grassy nose with a little bit of malt in the background. Medium-high carbonation with a light mouthfeel. Grass, hay, and burnt malt on the palate. Light in body. I would say it is comparable in feel to a black lager. Interesting, but that varnish note ruins the whole experience. No lacing at all with this one either. There are much better stouts out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
Can, served in a shaker glass. Pours dark brown, black in the glass, topped by a minimal beige head. The smell has that fruity English characteristic found in so many ESBs as well as some cocoa powder, chalk, and cola. The flavor is creamy and chocolatey, some deep roasty character appears mid-palate. Smooth though thin. Has some lingering roastedness in the finish. A fairly solid milk stout and easily the best in the Butternuts variety pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
Can. Pours a black color with a small creamy tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty finish with chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Can thanks to MrBunn.. Awfully watery looking stout with a creme colored head. Aroma of paper grocery bags and chocolate. Rather uneventful flavor with no particular taste jumping out...some chocolate and fruit, but not much.Better than the PorkSlap at least, but not much of a triumph.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (3229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Can. pours really dark brown, near black with vitrually no head. Aroma is quite chocolatey with hints of brownies and chocolate milk. After i take a few sips, that metallic flavor I found in the other Butternuts is noticeable. There is enough blatant chocolate found to save the day. The mouthfeel is a little thin for a sweet stout. The finish is almost sour, but is washed away by the chocolate flavor. Not so good for a stout but not horrible. Not horrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Can @ Goodbar Beer Club. Dark ruby, tan head. Nose is floral honey, alcohol, fruity yeast, some roast. Flavor is fruits, alcohol, some roast. Astringent white grapes in the finish. Verrry odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2009
12oz can. Opaque black in color, not much head, maybe a thin white like encircling the rim. Sweet chocolate aroma. Smooth, drinkable, middle of the road Stout. Some choco-roasted flavors with a minimal hop balance. Creamy and flavorful, this is definitely a quality product. Not aggressive enough to win RB accolades but highly enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2009
can from sampler 12 pack....aroma is chocolate, taste is nice and roasty, medium body, not overly rich...pretty ordinary sweet stout. there was something about the aftertaste that I wasn’t crazy about. decent, but the art on the can was better than the beer itself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5414) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Can brought back from Ryan/Casey. Dark black with thin head. Smoky, oaky nose. Slightly sweet. Taste of roasty malts, some vanilla and chocolate. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Can. Pours a fairly thick and dark brown with a little bit of a tan head. Aromas of cocoa and vanilla with a little cream and a slightly funky chemical/metal/bandaid presence. I’m not sure if it is the liner or the can or my imagination, but it’s something I’ve picked up in all three Butternuts beers I’ve tried so far. Flavor is watery and it’s not straight forward sweetness as there is a bit of a acidic edge. The main flavor present, chocolate, waivers a bit and doesn’t come through full enough for this to be very interesting.

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