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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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”.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13305) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle. Very dark brown, tan edge head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet, coffee grounds and cocoa. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11638) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk(?). Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, roast. Light-medium body.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (11554) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a mild off-white head forming on top. S: Very astringent and acidic roasted malts start this one off and there’s a mild sweetness to it as well. Definitely not a pleasant or enjoyable nose. T: A little better as I take the first sip. Some chocolate, milk sugar, and again the acidic/acrid roast. There’s a bit of a spoiled milk quality to this beer, which is not really my thing. M: The body is medium, maybe a bit light, with a medium level of carbonation. D: I’ve never heard of this brewery before and I sort of wish that was still the case. Just not good at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8741) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7898) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
On tap at the brewery. This is this brewery’s strength, a really nice milk stout with a nice sweetness but also a mellowing bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7181) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6990) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On tap at the Milwaukee Brewing Co. Pours near black with a creamy brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains with some sweet creamy chocolate and a hint of roast. Flavor begins with sweet chocolate and sweet dark bread with a hint of backing roast and coffee to cut the sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6965) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle at the Casanova Beer Cave festival. Very dark pour with a soapy head. Palate is medium - maybe a touch thin. Roasty and sweet. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Dark brown coloured body with a muddy brown and ruby tint near the bottom , all with a super thick, frothy, seven centimetre tall brown head. Aroma of yeast, milk, cream, raisins, nuts, earth and some light pit fruits. Medium-bodied; Chewy creamy and milky flavour with a lot of lactic notes, some nuts and earth, but a lot of roasted malt flavour showing at first and a good deal of sweetness from peanuts and hazelnuts also around the corner. Aftertaste shows some deeper malty and earthy finishes and a rich sweetness from oatmeal and some lighter cherry and fruit flavours. Overall, a rather full flavoured stout or porter with a light finish and a very creamy flavour throughout - nice and well-rounded. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Binny’s in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 30-May-2014.


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