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Dayton Beer Mad River Milk Stout
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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An American sweet stout, this beer is brewed with roasted barley, caramel, and black barley malts to give it a complex body of flavor. We then add lactose to give it a distinct sweetness associated with milk stouts. Just the right amount of hops balances this beer out to make it very drinkable.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewsandfutbal (12) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Great mix of coffee and roasted malts for aroma. Good sweetness and smooth carbonation for a milk stout. Delicious flavors of coffee, chocolate, and roasted barley. Overall an excellent brew!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Sample at the tap room. Pours an opaque brown-black color with a medium creamy beige head that diminishes steadily to a dense film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and slight coffee. Light to medium body with flavors of roasted malt, milk chocolate and slight hops. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
on tap @ Dayton Beer / Kettering OH --- Opaque black with a thin rim head, lots of lace dots. Thin watery malt aroma. Taste is toasted malt that grows smoothly into the palate, adding mild chocolate, then turning bitter through a lingering finish. A decent stout, but lacks the milk needed for the style. Another Dayton brew that is close, but needs work before it is a winner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2494) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours Dark brow..with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sweet roasted malt, toast, molasses. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet roasted malt, toast, lightly burnt coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3780) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, milk chocolate, plums, dates, and faint smoke. Flavor is dry roast malts, milk chocolate, dark fruit notes, and light ashy bitterness; creamy dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery. Very dark brown red color. Good thin bit of khaki head. Leaves good lace. Smooth, soft, kind of creamy carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Good milk chocolate, more cocoa nibs than anything. Light roast. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. Solid milk stout. Not bad. A bit sweet for me to want to do a whole pint though. A lot of lactose in the finish. On par for the style

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Draft in a sampler at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown with a small beige head that leaves a thin sheet of lace in the glass. Aroma of lactose, chocolate, roast, tobacco, fudge, and nuts. The flavor is mostly the same but has some cola sweetness. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a roasty, sweet mouthfeel. Good sweet stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap sample. Poured a black color with an average fizzy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark chocolate malt aroma. Medium to heavy dark chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy dark chocolate finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good rich beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
Dark beer with a thin beige head. Nose of roasted grains and molasses. This is a sweet beer with lots of brown sugar and molasses and lactose. Some roasted grains, toast, and something green and ashy in the finish. Sweet, tastey stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5854) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Draft to taster at the brewery. Looks good for the style; black with light beige lacing. Smells and tastes sweet and malty with a bit of roast and a nice, (somewhat) smooth finish. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lastconfed2 (8) - Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2013 does not count
Very smooth stout. Nice coffee flavor. Very easy going down and easy to drink. Best beer I had when I sampled there.


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