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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Number Too - This beer is made with milk sugar (lactose) which gives this beer a nice creamy mouth feel which mingles with hints of chocolate and roasty flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2007
12 oz bottle. Roast, chocoloate, lactose, and a touch of licorice. Black colored with a light khaki head. Taste is chocolate, roast, lactose, black licorice and some light spice. Night mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Pours a beautiful ebony with a small but frothy brown head. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, Breyer’s vanilla. Nice creamy texture and fairly full-bodied. A little of the Whoppers malt balls in the flavor but not as sweet. Quite quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Pours jet black with a small, creamy, brown head that diminishes to a thin ring of bubbles clinging to the edge of the glass. After a couple minutes it looks like a pint glass full of soy sauce. The nose is a subdued blend of dark roasted malt and light chocolate. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium-bodied and fairly thin yet silky soft, transitioning into a roasted, sour finish. Roasted dark and chocolate malt are complimented by a solid sweet-sour lactose note. The lactose, however, is a bit too much for my tastes. While I like this one, I enjoyed Dark Horse’s "One" a lot more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle from hoppymeal. Pours a very dark, oil colored black with the slightest of head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate and molasses. Very smooth and velvety mouthfeel...the creamy milk is very evident. Flavor is less roasted than the aroma, but tons of coffee, chocolate and some darker fruits in there as well. Solid finish. Thanks hoppymeal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2007
12 oz bottle: Aroma is big on chocolate, toffee, malts, with some caramel and heavy cream scent to this brew. Pours a pitch black with a small tan head the diminishes into nothing. Taste is got a really good milky, creamy, roasted coffee note to this brew. A bit of chocolate, light nut notes, and a bit of caramel. The palate is awesome with the a creaminess to it that I’ve never had with any other beer. A definate good sweet stout that hits the spot right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours an oily black with a thin creamy tan ring. The aroma entices with roasted malts, sweet chocolate, molasses, and some dark fruits. The flavor is heavy on the roasted character with some coffee and chocolate in there as well. The mouthfeel is perfect for the style; medium/full bodied and creamy smooth. Another fine offering from Dark Horse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Pours a very dark, almost black, brown, with a very thin, dark brown head. Nose warms to roasty chocolate aromas. Flavors are roast, chocolate and coffee, dominated by the roast. Mouthfeel is medium, with fairly long lasting roast notes. A good, if not spectacular stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Pours an oil black brew with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet, molasses, coffee is a big element, dark chocolates, brown sugar. The flavor is pretty big on coffee, dark roast, light alcohol, a bittering hop presence at the back of the mouth. Molasses and brown sugars. Nice smooth palate. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2007
The color was dark chocolate black. The head was very thin, dark tan, and creamy. The aroma was very strong coffee, roast, sweet malt, chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. The flavor was roasty, coffee, hops, a waxy/bitterness at the back of the mouth, and some molasses. The flavor was not as complex as I would have like, but still good. The palate was fairly carbonated and lively. The finish was a waxyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2007
12oz bottle. Pour is black but a little thin looking. Head is very faint, tan swirls here and there with a thin ring of tan cream. Aroma is coffee roast, liquorish, and dark chocolate. Pretty nice. The flavor is initially sweeter and smooth; chocolaty. The roast and coffee notes appear in the finish. The aftertaste is milky - the lactose. The body is pretty smooth, but a little on the thin side. I guess that is the difference between using oats for sweetness and using lactose. I have to say I enjoy the body produced by using oats, but this lactose flavor is very nice.

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