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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our winter stout offering is brewed with a hefty amount of two row barley, as well as Victory, Munich, and Carapils malt. We round it out with some lactose sugar and flaked oat for sweetness and body. While the hops in this beer certainly donít play a central role, we balance all that malt with a good dose of East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, and Wilamette hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4920) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of light roasted malt and a touch of chocolate. Sweet chocolate with a good malt bitter on the flavor. Thin and watery but with good carbonation. solid offering

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9425) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, light coffee notes, prunes and figs with lactose. Flavor is dark sweet malt dominant with light hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3395) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Dark beer with a fluffy tan head. Nose of milk chocolate, lactose and cereal grains. Very sweet stout with lots of lactose, brown sugar, milk chocolate, sweetened coffee, even some chocolate ice cream notes. Very easy drinking stout, especially if you like them sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (293) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a very slight cream colored head which disappears quickly. Aroma is feint, slight sweetness, small aroma of chocolatey coffee. Taste is chocolate, toffee, taste does not sit on the tongue but slides down the palette and ends with noticeable carbonation and sweet coffee grounds. Quite pleasant and though a bit thin the carbing seems to fill out the body somehow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4723) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bomber. Nose is sweet with smooth and chocolaty roast, a touch of licorice underneath, fainter vanilla and scorched caramel. Pours black with light brown sticking out on the margin, a dense and rocky light brown head. Taste is very sweet and smooth with a rich roast and great coffee/chocolate base, lighter caramel with a loving caress of alcohol, from the mouth down into the chest. Light body is again very smooth and sultry, though nearly watery, with light red berry and vanilla accents. Clean and spot-hitting, just a touch of oily slickness, very faint burnt caramel and grainy lactose in the bg (ugh on the teeth). Just have to go slow for want of a drought.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1385) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Undated bottle.
Appearance: The body is an opaque black with a dense khaki head perched on top with great retention.
Aroma: A little creamer sweetness is noted along with sweet milk chocolate and a bit of cracker. The aroma is light and slightly sweet.
Taste: This is a nicely balanced milk stout with a subtle creamer sweetness and a noticeable chocolate presence. I get hints of licorice on the finish but it doesnít bother me much, at least not with a few sips.
Palate: Full-bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is near being a great milk stout, but then I remember that Left Handís exists and itís much cheaper per ounce. Sorry guys, but if youíre going to brew a milk stout itís got to be on par with Left Handís or bust.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2055) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at railroad. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has a big Lactic note, milk chocolate, light coffee. The taste has a nice milk chocolate, light roast, coffee grind, sweet finish. This is a delicious brew, wow.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2727) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours tar black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, oats, and milk. Flavor much the same-roasted malt, oats, caramel, and milk. Creamy body. Very nice beer for the price.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1973) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
22oz bomber from Brick Spirits. Pours out black with a frothy 2 fingers of mocha head. Nice aroma of rich roasted malt, cocoa, lactose, and caramel. Taste is equally as good. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, lactose, caramel, and charred toast. Was expecting less for the inexpensive price tag, but this was really really good!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3901) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
22oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a good looking pitch black flatter body, because of the thickness, and a frothy light beige medium sized head. Aroma of milk, darker chocolate, lactose, well done toast, earth and cola. easy drinking fuller body with softer carbonation and a smooth lightly sweet lingering finish that slowly switches to a soft bitterness. Flavor is nice but aroma is better. Notes of darker chocolate, lactose, sugar, milk, well done toast and some cola. Good stuff, well done NCB.


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