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This stout beer pays tribute to the Butternuts Breweryís former life as a dairy farm. Itís 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
[987-20071215] 355mL (w/ DuctTape, jerc). Slightly rotting evergreen plant aroma has a bit of roasted malt and seems like it had been stored in a musty old barrel. Dark brown red body with quick off-white bubbles. Coffee malt roast flavour has a bit of sweet booze in the background. Medium body is watery. Surprisingly not unpleasant in sampling quantity -- picked this up just for the picture on the can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Can. Pours black brown, thin off white head. Aroma is molasses, anise, pine, smoke, dried fruit. Flavor is the same. Nice high notes of pine, herbs, anise--mellows out to chocolate, molasses, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2008
Can. Pours a very dark copper-brown with an average size lasting foamy beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, mild chocolate, fruit and nuts -- a touch lactic. Slightly watery flavour of caramel malt, slightly roasty, a bit nutty and with some fruit and light hops. Light to average body, itís weakest point. Not bad at all, I was expecting worse, itís a decent Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2008
Dark brown colour with a fizzy, quick head. The nose is milk chocolaty and sweet, actually a fairly nice and enjoyable nose. The body is light and lager-like. There are some hints of chocolate and a slight hop bitterness at the end. All in all, it wasnít an interesting stout by any means, but I didnít hate it. I might even choose it over Guinness if I had the choice which really doesnít say much for the beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Butternuts is funny quirky brewery....I love the idea of canning all the beer styles (there is nothing wrong with cans). Regardless, this beer is black, no carbonation, and malty sweet. Simply put, yuk!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Can. Black body with a fast fading tan head. Odd aroma, sweet lightly lactic notes and dilute roast. Similarly diluted roast malt in the flavour, sweet with a bit of bitterness from the roast. Thin palate. I considered some kind of witty commentary to reflect the can and marketing, but really, its just not worth it. Mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2193) - USA - DEC 19, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 Another hilarious can from Butternuts - a dancing, freaking cow! Somebody needs to get a photo of that. It looks like a stout all right, with a modest head, and a fine aroma of malt and a little yeast. It tastes like a nice, mellow stout, not a sweet stout. The flavor is pretty close to that gold standard Irish stuff - burnt toast, grains, well-hopped, and nicely balanced. Nice rich hops in the finish, but maybe a little watery overall. It looks like little Butternuts can give those Dubliners a run for the prize!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Dark reddish brown, very light black with a moderate to small head, not much for lacing or retention. Aroma is roasted with chocolate and caramel, very light, some sugar. Watery body, roasted flavor dominates as not much else exists. Goes from bad to mediocre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Can: Pours a watery looking deep brown with a vanishing head. Aroma is almost all plastic.Has odd phenolics, with only a hint of malted & roasted barley. Very watery texture. Flavor is really mild, with only light cocoa hints. The finish is vacant, with only a late subtle coffee indication (but you have to search for it) A pretty weak Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
Can (12oz). Stout in a CAN - how awesome is this? Clear deep ruby-brown with a small beige head. Thatís a pretty decent aroma - light milk chocolate, nutty, sweet, mildly lactic, and some light minty herbal hops in the background. The taste is a little thin - sweet chocolate malt and light grassy hops, but thereís a little something else in the roast Iím not loving, and the bodyís not really there - decent roast, but Iíd like a little more astringency and thickness - heck, even some carbonation would be good - but thereís no odd syrupy aftertaste to it, so thatís a plus for it. Stout in a can - and drinkable. Wow.

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