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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1676) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2008
12 ounce can in pint glass. Dark brown/black with lasting tight tan head and lace. Nice coffee chocolate and chocolate milk aroma. Sweet chocolate and roasted cofee flavor with chocolate covered dark fruit and fairly dry bitter finish. Medium-light body and medium carbo. Definitely a nice sessionable stout with a good flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2008
Deep black ... sweet roast malts ... bit thin some roast malts little toffee caramel little smoke

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2008
Canned@GBBF2008. Deep ambery brown colour with mediumsized white head, that vanishes quite quickly. Aroma and flavour are both caramel malts, hops, coffee, syrup and some hints of wood. Lots of stuff in this rather sweet brew. Quite pleasant, but is a bit too sweet by itself "as is".

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - AUG 13, 2008
12 oz can purchased at the brewery in Garrattsville, NY. Pours to a deep brown, to black color, with a soapy white head that fades, and a good carbonation. The nose is very inviting on this beer, with good aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, and light roast. The palate is soft, with good dark chocolate, dark malt, and coffee flavor. This beer finishes with more good chocolate and coffee flavors up front, then ends with a mild hop bitterness that lingers. Another well done, flavorful, yet very drinkable beer. A good beer to have a session with, and a good beer to match with a number of dishes, from bbq to deserts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Can at GBBF 08. Surprisingly complex aroma - milk, earthy malts and chocolate. Smooth and drinkable, perhaps a bit weak but overall great given it has come from a can!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3337) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Pours with a quickly dissipating tan head. Black body. Dark chocolate aroma. A little thin bodywise. Coffee and dark, bitter chocolate in the taste. Not really sweet. A mediocre stout, but quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Can courtesy of cbkschubert. Good dry coco and coffee aromas. Black body with thin tan head. Body texture was thin and here is where these brews could of used more of a malt presence. Cooffe and choclate flavors pesent. Dry coco left on palate. Thanks Craig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Canned. pours a dark brown black body with a thin off white head quickly thinning out to a short lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is thin milk chocolate and lactose a bit chalky with sweet vanilla. Sweet with little roastiness. No detectable etoh or warming in the finish. A cola like mouthfeel thin with mild carbonation. not bad.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Can. Pathetic excuse for a head. A thin sloppy layer of large bubbles. Dark brown in color. Thin looking. Some light roasted malts and a bit of dark chocolate in the aroma. Lifeless in the mouth. Actually the flavor is better than I expected. Lots of roasted grains, some smoke, cigarette ash and a bit of bitterness again. Finishes roasty and milky. Why do I keep buying thiese and why do they keep making them?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7122) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Canned. Poured clear, deeper reddish-brown with a short-lived cap of tan head. The aroma picked up milk chocolate and buttery pastries upfront with oatmeal and deeper molasses notes behind.. very sweet and simpler, but pleasant enough. The flavor was also very sweet with toasted milk (and some darker) chocolates and lactose as the major contributors.. finished with non-descript roasted black patent notes and buttery sweetness. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate with sharp carbonation.. ok flavors + ok flow = ok beer.


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