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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Oak-aged Imperial Milk Stout


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Draught. Pours a thick dark brown with a moderate head to it. Some woodiness to the nose, like it has been aged in oak. Smooth creamy feel to the beer, with roasting and woodiness to the flavor. Great find.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Tap at Freshcraft. Clear very dark brown with some ruby highlights. Thin persistent light tan head. Smell is all over the place, in a good way. Raisins, cherries, chocolate, oak, espresso, slightly burnt toffee, more chocolate, vanilla booziness. Taste is roasty sweet with a dark fruity tone, like cherry, raisin, with dark toffee, lots of cocoa, a touch of oak, light vanilla, some toasted caramel, more boozy dark toffee, and dark fruit tones with a touch of espresso. Wonderful, a sipper for sure but fun and delicious to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
On tap at Dubh Linn Square poured into a chalice.

A: Near pitch black, but as I drink some I noticed itís actually a near opaque garnet, very clear. A very thin tan head greets me by the time it reaches the table.

S: Complex aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and oak, the more I smell it the more I realize this is the mean old grown up version of Milk Stout.

T: Very intense, dark chocolate and roasted malts up front with a strong oak and alcohol finish. This is very assertive of flavor, regardless of which itís presenting to you at the time.

M: Thick like syrup with fizzy carbonation.

O: If this had the balance that Milk Stout has I would give it perfect ratings, but then again this is itís grown up version. This beer is mean and ornery and lets you know it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2012
On tap at Dexters. Just fantastic, not sure what else to say but I want more.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Tap @ Tap n Handle Foco. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Roasty, woody, dark chocolate malty aroma. Very nice and delicious, big cocoa, fairly toasty/woody, vanilla, light caramel flavor. Kick ass.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Black pour and tan head. Definitely can get a lot out of the beer. Lots of dark chocolate with some molasses, vanilla, milk, and some dark fruits. Love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4129) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Opaque brown-black with a big beige head. Rich and creamy, the oak really works well with pungent lactic tones. Thick chocolate milkshake tones. Not much hop presence, the malts really shine. Sweet brown chocolate cacao nib aroma. Some rich molasses, bourbon vanilla, almost a woody edge. Unique, drinkable, well executed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri (987) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 30, 2012
On draught at OíNiellís Left Hand Beer Dinner. Opaque dark brown color with slight tan head Big chocolate aroma. Medium body, avedage mouthfeel. Begins with chocolate flavors, even dry/sweet character. Oaky flavor grows into finish. Vreat complementary flavors. Slightly dry finish. Not as full a mouthfeel as the Nitro Milk Stout. Late slight al ohol warminv, but not as much as Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours a clear dark reddish amber with a medium frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee. The taste is caramel, roasted malts, berries, nuts, anise, herbal notes and vanilla. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1698) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 On tap at Whole Foods at Market Square in Reston, VA. Clear, dark ruby mahogany with large khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark and sweet chocolate, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, toasted caramel, cocoanut and toffee. Taste of sweet and dark malt, oak, vanilla, toasted caramel, toffee and milk chocolate. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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