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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 don’t play a central role, we balance all that malt with a good dose of East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, and Wilamette hops.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Big bottle purchased at Wegmans for $5.49. Served lightly chilled. Poured into tulip glass. Beer is dark almost black. Head is light tan. Head is two fingers thick a fairly dense. Some lacing sticks around. Aroma is malty with roasted notes. Taste is lightly bitter and medium sweet with notes of roasted malts. Some hints of vanilla and chocolate. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation. Not as sweet as I expected being a milk stout but overall a solid enjoyable stout. Good value for under $6. Will likely purchase again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Draft at Eulogy. Billed at 6.7 ABV. Opaque black pour. Tan foam. Good lace. Blunt silky stout. Semi-sweet chocolate. Carob. Dark vegatative matter. Peat. Vegemite. Vanilla bean. Semi-creamy body. Roasty notes. Charred Nutella. Burnt marshmallows. Fairly milky stout with burnt chocolaty edges.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2695) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast and lacto. Taste is roasty milk chocolate, smooth and silky. Really solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4756) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and lactose. Thin body. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Deep brown pour with cocoa semi-creamy head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. In the flavor as well as sugary sweetness and roasted malts. For a modest ABV, it has some alcohol burn. Kinda a big body for modest ABV too, a bit chewy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1548) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours dark brown-black with a thin tan head with just a little lacing. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, sweet malts, caramel,lactose, molasses, and some light alchool. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty milk stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1232) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
on tap at Dog & Bull - tastes chocolatey. Very nice aroma and flavor. Good mouthfeel. Very good - but not as good as the souped up version.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (412) - - FEB 5, 2015
On draft at Dubb Linh Square, in pint glass. Attractive dark drown with tan head. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate - definitely some sweetness and a creamy mouth feel consistent with the style. Pretty easy to drink. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5259) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow, 11/30/14

Aroma: It has a sweet chocolate malt aroma, with some underlying roasted malts
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a lasting brown head and some fairly heavy lacing
Flavor: The flavor is sweet up-front, milk chocolate, with some roast and a good bit of smoke
Palate: The body is medium-full, with a clean feel, soft carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: I found this one pretty tasty. There’s a late smokiness that comes in (surprised me) and provides a really nice balance to the sweet and malty start to the beer. I would definitely drink this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2130) - - SEP 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-16-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a deep brown nearly black colored brew with a one finger tan head. The head has a decent level of retention fading over time to leave a lighter level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of roasted malt, espresso and a load of smoke. Mixed with this are aromas of some caramel and milk chocolate with a bit of a bitter earthy aroma as well. Taste – The taste begins with a roasted coffee and malt flavor sweetened by some lactose milk and vanilla sweetness. As the flavor advances further flavors of caramel come to the tongue., with the vanilla and mild flavors getting even stronger. A light cocoa flavor also comes to the tongue at this point making the flavor rather sweet. More toward the end however a more bitter burnt coffee, char and a smoky flavor come to the tongue. With some flavors of a more earthy hop also coming to the tongue toward the end, the flavor that is left on the tongue is one of a big smoky roasted and burnt bitter coffee. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker to just about average side with a carbonation level that is rather low. The lower carbonation is good for the roasted flavors of the brew, although it accentuates the bitter, smoky and char flavors a bit too much, making them almost overpowering. Overall – This is an upfront sweeter brew that becomes one smoky and roasty beer; almost to the point where it is a bit too much for me. If you want something with quite a flavor swing from rather sweet to rather smoky and roasty then this may be for you, but when unexpected (for a milk stout, with the smokiness at least) it caught me a bit off guard.


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