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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5280) - 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 (2674) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6108) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
This poured a dsark brown with a small off white head. Aroma was milky chocolate and not much else. Flavor was watery chocolate milk, really sweet, but a very drinkable stout i guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Gravity cask at the Beechtree. Pours a dark black with a thick tan head that reminds me of a rootbeer float the bubbles are so large, fragile, and awkward looking. Loads of roasted malt comprise almost the entirety of the aromas. Body is thin and almost devoid of flavor. The finish is also almost non-descript. I found this to be quite disappointing, as the aromas promised a deep roasted character and a good bit of complexity, but the summertime ice cream and soda bubbles should have been a bigger tip off that this beer was not what it seemed. It made quite a few promises and came up empty on just about all of them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2009
12 oz Can. Pours beautifully in the glass; midnight black with a light and fluffy cocoa head. It has a sweet, sugary espresso aroma. The flavor is a alcoholic overly sweetened cup of coffee with a bit of a chocolate note. It has a medium body and somewhat of an oily character. The finish is sweet and long lasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Finger Lakes Beverage Center (Ithaca, NY). Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat au lait. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de caramel et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #2072)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce can from a sampler from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium head, pour head retention and lacing. Very seeet aroma with chocolate and roasted malt notes. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and a sweet lactic note. Something vegetal is in there as well. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2008
12oz can: Pours a nearly opaque dark mahogany with a thin-lacing wispy beige head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and some milk chocolatey notes. Body starts with average fullness for the style with a mild dark malty sweetness and some lactose before a thinner finish with some lingering roasted notes. Pretty easy to drink, but could be a little more flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3674) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Can. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet with roasted malt and roasted nuts in the finish. A pretty decent stout, especially for one that is 4.9%. Flavor is better than the aroma. 6/3/7/3/14 (3.3/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
From can... pure black with small head. Aroma is very chocolaty and malty. Flavor... hmm. Kind of earthy, actually. No much body to it. Just ho-hum. Not bad at all for the price though.

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