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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This pitch black milk stout is teaming with rich roasted malt and coffee flavors. The addition of milk sugar tames these intense flavors with a silky sweetness. A very easy drinking, full bodied beer. This beer gets its’ name from the Milwaukee landmark, the Allen-Bradley clock tower, who locals fondly call “Polish Moon”.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Milwaukee, WI). Pours a rich blackish hue, not opaque, with some ruby notes dancing on the edges and in the body. A frothy tannish head sits atop and stays as a firm thick ring, laces well. Aromas are dashes of cocoa and roasty malts, gentle roasted barley and coffee, touches of sweetness, caramel, biscuits. Toast, firm coffee roast comes on as it warms more. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering, coating the palate with a firm roasted ashy barley up front, toast and roast, coffee. Middle gets a bit more creamy, some toffee, gentle cocoa on the sweeter side of things. Nice and inviting, finish gets a touch dry and roasty, yet some firm malt body still sticks, making it a firm feel. It’s not the best representation of the style, but it’s inviting and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft at Milwaukee Brewing. Pours a deep brown/black with a tan head. Nose is moderately sweet, caramel and roast. Light coffee notes and cocoa as well. On tasting, light sweetness accentuating the body, medium full. More of the cocoa, faint lactose and roasty malts. drying finish overall. Clean and really quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guerde (1169) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2012
(bottle) Pours black with a medium sized tan head that leaves a solid amount of lacing. Aroma is a bit off putting, but not wholly offensive, with pleasant scents of cocoa, dark chocolate, and roasted malt that are interspersed with not so pleasant scents of canned black olives, Ortega taco sauce, and sour cream. Smells like a weekday taco night at any average Midwestern middle class home, and it’s truly bizarre. Flavor is slightly improved, with flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, and perhaps some coffee. Towards the finish, there is a twang of sourness that interrupts the flavor before it transitions to a fairly solid roasty finish. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and full. Overall this is a strange beer, but it will remain memorable due to the fact that it resurrected scents of my childhood dinners which have remained forever burned into my olfactory bulb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7147) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at Milwaukee Ale House. Poured deep brown with a well-retained, sticky, creamy, dark beige head. The aroma picked up sweet milk chocolates and coffee with moderate roast to ‘em.. lovely 2nd wave of dark sugars.. great stuff! The flavor held serve.. sweet, roasty coffee throughout, paired with fresh earthy bitterness.. roast and husky malt sourness stuck on the long, warm, tasty finish.. everything worked well together. Medium-bodied and quite dry on the palate.. well-balanced with a smooth flow through the mouth.. I need more of this.
Earlier Rating: 12/10/2010 Total Score: 3.6
Bottled. Poured deeper brown with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet lactose notes and milk chocolate, giving a sweet cake-like impression.. nothing not to like here. The flavor found sweet milk chocolate and lesser dulce de leche.. a touch of cocoa and creme brulee on the edges.. sweet finish with a lot of tasty residual sugar. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. a bit scratchy at times.. didn’t feel great, but it was tasty beyond that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4439) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2011
12oz bottle. Opaque black with a steady beige head. Sweet chocolate aroma, mellow and subdued. On the thicker side of medium-bodied. Some chocolaty pungence, which increases as it warms. Roasty, sort of over the top sugary sweet. Mild hops don’t really do much to balance it out. Would go over quite well in the Caribbean. Solid.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
12 oz bottle from SIL...thanks!! Pours black with tan head....looks great; looks better than it tastes....a tad thin for a stout; some slight metallic taste; good otherwise but far from great....keep trying, guys....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Very dark brown with a large brown head that sticks for awhile and leaves splotches of lace. Aroma of heavy grains, lactose, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is of heavy lactose with lightly roasted malt and mild chocolate. Body is thin and creamy with a somewhat chalky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2295) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a dark brown with a nice thick tan head and nice lacing through out the glass, honestly, this beer looks lovely, the aroma is of roasty with touches of chocolate and vanilla on the nose, the flavor is a tad thin but has a strong finish with chocolate, one of the better offerings from Milwaukee Brewing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2753) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle - Pours deep black with a big foamy tan head. Smell is medium roast malt, light smoke, and subtle chocolate. Smells a bit watery and diluted. Taste has metallic notes with some smoky roasted malt, hazelnut, and lactose, along with a weird hint of sorghum. Fairly watery mouthfeel, though well-carbonated.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
355mL at DC Elite. Poured a clear, deepish ruby with an okay tan head. Aroma is not too intense but you can pick up some lemon, Christmas spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), light smoke, and something that reminds me of fresh diaper (???). Tate is really just nothing, maybe some slight lemon tea, cold coffee. Palate is thin, powdery, watery.


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