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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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We are proud offer one of the few surviving examples of this traditional English style sweet stout. A bold, dark ale bursting with roasted barley dryness and mellowed by hints of chocolate and coffee.


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
phillybass (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
This is the second time I have given this beer a chance and also the second time it has disappointed me. Overall what disappoints me the most is how the beer seems thin in body and weak on flavor. On the plus side it does have a lot of potential given the slight coffee notes and the roasted malt flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (229) - - NOV 3, 2014
achete lors d un voyage nyc d un noir obscur le nez est d un cafe expresso et chocolat en bouche c est un melange de chocolat et cafe la finale et plus amer pour se type de biere c est plus onctueux a la fin j ai moins aimer de se cote la

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2433) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
10/30/2014. On tap at the brewery. Black with a creamy tan head. Sweet milky aromas with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Full body, creamy and rich.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrettTaylor (521) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 ounce taster at brewdo. Pours a dark rich brown with mocha colored head. Notes of coffee and roasted nuts on nose with maybe a touch of cocoa. Taste follows suit, but it felt like it was missing the creaminess I expect as mouthfeel from a milk stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1029) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a lovely, fluffy, tan-brown head. Moderately dark roasted malt on the nose with some lactose and a note of plastic on the nose. Smooth, nearly unassuming palate. Nutty, sorghum, unflavored cocoa, and lactose flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
[on tap at Local, PHI airport] Coffee with milk aroma with some light vanilla roasted barley notes and licorice accents. Clear garnet-black that is nearly opaque under a lacy, thin white patch. Delicate coffee and vanilla flavour with just a hint of hops flavour and a subtle bitterness that is just enough for balance. Light body and leaning towards crisp, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (872) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from unknown, via Dan S. Pours a dark black, little to no tan head. Aroma slightly roasty, milk chocolate, some coffee. Body medium roasty, some sweetness and chocolate malt. Not bad, but I prefer Split Shot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4304) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice! Very bitter and toasty. Pours black with great head and lacing. Mocha head. Quite a bitter finish and lactose adds texture but not a huge element to aroma. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: The body has a dark black look with a a one inch thick off white head. The head holds on well and makes some nice lacing. Smell: The aroma has nice toasted/roasted maltiness and mild sweetness. Taste / Palate: The flavor is nicely balanced with mellow toasded and roasted maltiness. It has a nice molasses like sweetness and equally balanced bitterness. It’s palate is a light medium and very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours almost black with quick disappearing, khaki head. Smells basically like chocolate and roasted coffee note. Tastes like dark chocolate, coffee, yum. Palate's a bit light for me. Overall, it was just ok, the taste was more like a Porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4502) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours deep brown into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Ozone and chocolate aromas. Sweet and smooth with chocolate and espresso front to back turning dry with an earthy bitter finish.


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