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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (373) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014 Growler with ElGaucho (that is a week old but still tasty!) Not too much of an aroma but some nice coco in the aroma. Surprisingly good pour with coffee head on a week old growler. Nice milky chocolate flavor with some coco and some hoppiness on the finish. Not syrupy or heavy which is great!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Jet black pour with a thin tan head. Light aroma, kind of nutty. Taste is actually kind of light, hints of chocolate, which is a little perfumey and fake tasting. Full mouth. Not overly flavorful. Needs more cocoa character. The chocolate just isn’t getting it done. Lace present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (949) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Pretty run of the mill stout - at least at the temp it was served on tap at the brewery. Not a lot of chocolate. Disappointed by this one...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2016
On tap at the brewery on March Madness Eve with commonshawn. Tulip 10 oz pour. Dark brown into black with tannish head that?s not interested in sticking around for the sipping party. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee undertones and a hint of dark chocolate. Taste leans into its chocolate milk name very assertively. Nice sweetness working throughout. Mouthfeel is creamy and silky again bringing to mind a glass of chocolate milk you would have after school when you got home and flipped on Saved By The Bell. Finish is relatively short with aftertaste emphasizing chocolate. Very nice, filling beer. The flagship for this brewery and deservedly so.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (459) - Minneapolis, - FEB 29, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Really good milk stout had to get a big can to take home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2015
On tap at GTMW 2015, pretty tasty beer here, pours a very dark brown with a light tan head, the aroma has a lot of chocolate as advertised with a nice backing of caramel and sweetness at the same time, the flavor has a strong chocolate front end with a smooth finish, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1074) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
On tap at Dangerous Man. Very dark pour with a dense tan head. Chocolatey aroma, malty, slightly toasty. Flavour is light but tasty with plenty of chocolate and some creaminess. One of the better chocolate stouts I've had at the lower ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Draft. Black with small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of sweetness. Light body, dark roasted grain astringency, moderate creaminess, dark chocolate notes, and a light sweet finish. Could use more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Nitro pour at the brewery. Dark black pour with two fingers of brown head. Aroma is roasted malts with some chocolate milk. Taste follows with bitter malt finish. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Black pour from draft. White head. Milky and cocoa taste. Thick. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3505) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap at brewpub
The second of two half pints probably merited more time than I had to give it. Even so a new addition (for me) to the dessert and candy category of stouts fits in nicely with others like Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Porter and Duclaw Sweet Jesus. If this were my local I’d order a few pints now and again.

Aroma / Appearance - An inky fluid black base moves slowly around the glass flanked by a beige head. Sweet bitter chocolate, malts, and ashy undertones emerge with little patience needed. The robust profile provides a steady and reliable experience that stays true to the name.

Flavor / Palate - Ash, smoke, and melted Hershey’s Kisses grow from a tease to a full refreshing texture by the second sip. Slowly the taste profile builds to a crescendo before ebbing into a muted finish. Overall though it offers enough depth to make it a fine option depending on the mood. I certainly would have had no problems with another couple of ounces.

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