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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Our search for the finest cocoa nibs brought us to the far corners of the earth. We tried them all: raw nibs from Guatemala; roasted jewels from the West Indies. But the most potent, intensely chocolatey ones we found hailed from the far-away reaches of Brazil. But there was one problem. We had to get them back. So with sacks in tow, we stole away with those precious nibs and smuggled them, along with fragrant Madagascar vanilla beans, deep into the reaches of a pitch black milk porter. And so, Nib Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter was born.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Draft at Craft Beer Co. Clapham during Route CBC - London. Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose holds roasted malts, coffee, earth. Medium sweet flavor with cheap-tasting cocoa, earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary on the finish with more lightly artificial chocolate, moderate roast. So so overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Tap at Route CBC, London. Black with light brown foam. Some lacing. Aroma is pretty light. Taste is earthy, roasty, chocolatey. Hint of tobacco in there along with some lurking red fruits. Long cocoa finish. Lovely mouthfeel; almost like a milkshake. Not bad, but expected a bit more from it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Tap at Route CBC. It pours darkest brown-black with a decent white head. The nose is rich chocolate, dark chocolate cake, toasty, salted caramel, rocky road and a touch of glace cherry. The taste is rich, dark chocolate, gateaux, slight creaminess, earthy roast, toast and coffee grounds with a smooth finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Well-rounded and very drinkable indeed. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Keg at Route CBC, London. dark brown small beige head. Aroma is sweet coffee muted tones. Taste I sweet and lightly bitter with cocoa nibs and coffee. Overall, quite nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1298) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Draft snifter at the FB brewery in Oakland Park, Fl for $6.00 Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Black colour, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, lots of chocolate. Chocolate milk. Bitter flavour, lots of cacao. Finish cacao and dark malts.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6329) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Poured a nice dark brown color with a dark tan head. Aroma was notes of solid chocolate. Flavor was like melted bittersweet chocolate. Finish had some milky chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft. Pour is beautiful black with a light brown head. Nose is light chocolate. Taste is where this beauty shines. A ton of liquid chocolate in the taste. Medium body with a semisweet finish. Just a tad if sugar on the lips leaving you with a taste. Such good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5559) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Tap at MBCP. Pours clear black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is mocha, roasted malt. Light plus sweet, light bitter. Medium body, but creamy. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Opaque black liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, raw sugar, wood and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Really chocolatey. Nice.

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