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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2009
Can thanks to Skyinbrian. pours black with a brownish head. Nose is full of lettuce at first, then cocoa and that’s about it. Taste is pretty inoffensive, kind of like dirt mixed with lettuce. I don’t get this crew at all...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
Can at the ’09 Fish Fry. Pours blackish with a soapy beige head. The aroma is ash, some chocolate, planty hops, and mild caramel. The flavor is ashy with some chalk, burnt caramel, celery seed, and just a little bit of roasty sourness and toffee. Not too shabby.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
This poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma contains some chocolate, coffee, and maybe toffee? The flavor is oddly sour with some sour grapes along with chocolate and coffee. Sour stouts suck in my book. This one does as well. Overall not horrid but something is off.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
I get the weird feeling that most of these Butternut beers were a name and a label before anyone decided to actually make the beer. Black maybe a little red, big beige head. A little drier than I expected. Some odd vegetal note in the finish. OK, I suppose.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KUEric (938) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2009
The ting that was troubling about this, was it kept getting worse and worse as it warmed ... I guess the flavor came to life as it warmed. Had a little coffee flavor, but just a litte also a little roasted/toasted flavor. But that was about it for the plesantness, the rest was just a bit off.

2.6
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - 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.

3
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (3256) - 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.


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