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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
puboflyons (3065) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2008
From a 12 fl. oz. can. Pours really dark and almost black. Very little head. Strange aroma of chocolate, coffee grinds, and raisins. In a way it is rather off-putting. Actually, I haven’t experienced an aroma quite like it. Heavy mouth feel. Smoked chocolate malts and coffee flavor and finishes on the dry side. It leaves an aftertaste. A lot of folks are more impressed with this one that I am.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3700) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2008
<i>12 fl. oz. can from BOTW, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. AU29/08/</i>

<b>App.</b>: Black with large tan-gray froth. <b>Aroma</b>: Grapes and fruit, minty herbals, light meaty-savoury note, a bit of ashen dark-roasted coffee, there’s also an odd herbal-vegetal note. <b>Palate</b>: Medium-ish body, moderate carbonation. <b>Flav.</b>: Lots of grape Bazooka gum, a bit of stark dark malt, light fruitiness, a bit of that odd herbal-vegetal note; dry with a little bitterness and a mouth-coating mineral-coffee finish.

Cool can, cool name, almost cool beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2008
12 oz. can - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Faint lacing. Aroma and flavor is chocolate and coffee. Light to medium body. Leaves the palate dry. Not bad for a canned stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (5260) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Nice looking pur from a black can. looks like rootbeer with a thin choco mousse head. Good clean beery aroma but it lacks any of the typical stout aromas. taste is slightly bitter and stoutish with roasty burned wet wood character. Mild imps stout attribute on the finish but very acceptable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Can pours deep brown with a light tan sparse head. Roasted aroma with some metallic notes. Very chocolatey. Dry on the tongue with a light hop bitterness. Nice weight as you drink it. Favorite B’nuts by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
A Mes rate: can at GBBF thanks to Rob Beer.
A very dark amber brown with a thin tan head. Sweet chocolate malt aroma with some slight earth and good fruity notes. Very roasty and dry in the mouth. Tasty chocolate, a good level of sugar, some nice milky notes and and an enjoyable sweet finish. A good sweet stout in my opinion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Smell is unusual, very sweet, sort of milky. Taste is nice dark thick malts, some coffee, but weak. Very tasty for a stout from a can

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 22, 2008
12 oz can. Very dark brown, not quite black, with no head. Another odd nose from this brewery - very sweet maple syrup and toffee, rather bold, roasty... did I mention sweet? Some black coffee with way too much sugar? Thin body. Weak roast and syrup flavors. WTF happened here? Whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2555) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21106) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2008
Deep black ... sweet roast malts ... bit thin some roast malts little toffee caramel little smoke

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