Devils Backbone Black Rock Milk Stout
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
We added a generous amount of milk sugar to this black beer to create mild sweetness and fuller body. Black, medium-full bodied with hints of malted-milk chocolate goodness! Milk Stouts originated in England and were seen as being so wholesome and nutritious that they were often prescribed to nursing mothers and convalescents.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4581) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a curved wall pint. The beer is dark brown with a khaki head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has nutty notes, some milky character, moderate sweetness, subtle bitterness in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1184) - - MAR 28, 2016
black; nice, roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee notes; smooth, roasted malt flavor with chocolate and coffee notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Keg @ Brixx. The pourís black with a small head. The nose is lactose, but, melted candy bar. The taste is nice,giggly sweet with a dry bitter finish. More cream, brown sugar. Whole nut Cadbury. Slightly toasty. Light body, smooth. Excellent for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5308) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Draft: Charcoal and coffee nose. Mahogany, thin head. Coffee flavor, light residual sweetness especially in the end, but not readily identifable as lactose. Smooth, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5398) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12

Aroma: This one has a nose of milk chocolate, coffee, cream, and just a drop of oat
Appearance: It has a brown-black colored pour with a brown head and some creamy lace
Flavor: The flavor of this beer is medium sweet, medium roasty, and a little bit bitter too
Palate: This one feels pretty creamy, it has a medium body, a soft carbonation, and a light dry finish
Overall Impression: This was the mystery beer of the day at the brew pub, and I thought it was a pretty solid example of this style. It isnít a special beer, but it is quite solid with a nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2012
On draft at GABF 2012. Pours a medium brown with an off-white head. Nose is roast, lactose, and milk chocolate with some caramel. Flavor follows: oreo with some lactose and and slight roast. Light to medium in body and nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
GABF. Dark brown. Lots of chocolate, lactose sweetness and roast in the nose. Milk chocolate, figs, light roast, dark raisin bread. Easy drinker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at P St Whole Foods. Pours near ink black with mild ruby highlights. Looks similar to Bourbon County Stout Iím having right next to it. Weak, deep mocha foam. Nose is muted with black olives and dark chocolate. Some cinnamon graham cracker. Taste is very earthy with cattle manure, dirt road, mud, hay. Very raw and rustic. Palate is very dense and heavy. Reminds me of Duck Rabbit Milk Stout. Pretty aggressive thickness and piney hop balance. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Served at great american beer festival 2012. Dark black pour with a thin brown head creamy smooth bitter delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
On tap at Rustico Ballston. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a very dark brown with a light mocha head. The nose was a bit heavy on the roast, but also had some nice chocolate and a bit of sweetness. Flavor was also roasty with some milk chocolate behind. Medium body with roast bitterness. A pretty good milk stout, though a bit too roasty for my taste.

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