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DuClaw X-4 (Macchiato Milk Stout)

DuClaw X-4 (Macchiato Milk Stout)
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Another experiment from Professor Wagner’s lab has broken free and broken out! X.4 Macchiato Milk Stout invades your local DuClaw Brewing Company Thursday February 17th, 2011. This classic sweet stout, is black in color and medium-full bodied, with a silky, velvety mouthfeel. X.4 boasts lush aromas and flavors of espresso, chocolate and roasted malt imparted by the addition of espresso verdi to the recipe. It is moderately strong in alcohol (6.3%) with just enough hops to balance the big roasted malt and coffee flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
Draft @ DuClaw, Arundel Mills location. Pours a dark ruby amber almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft sample. Very dark maroon, beige edge head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate. Taste is similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan brown head. Nose and taste of espresso, milk sugar, cocoa powder and roast black malts. Touch of smoked chocolate. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
22oz bottle. Small tan had atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses/brown sugar, coffee, milk chocolate, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, caramel, some milk chocolate, light earthy. Smooth medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, creamy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, raisin and prunes, espresso and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light hops and medium bitterness, and dark fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized frothy brown head. Average head retention. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, lactose, coffee grounds, bitter chocolate and herbal hops. The taste is very milky with strong coffee, espresso and a bitter roast finish. Medium bodied. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Roast, chocolate and coffee in the nose. Same in the taste with a heavier roastiness. Coffee there but lighter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Nice one here. Nose of roast, coffee, and cocoa. Smooth, creamy palate, notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Saved at Capone’s for me, so aged a bit. Black with a minimal topping, and lace. As it warms, getting cherry and lactose. A sipper, but decent to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle... Pours cloudy and dark brown with flashes of copper and a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The aroma is overflowing with mocha, candied tree nuts and gooey caramel. Medium-bodied with a slick, but also thin mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor offers a mild ration of mocha followed by a minerally, lightly astringent, watery finish. Not as creamy or silky as a milk/oatmeal/sweet stout should be. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94!

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