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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bomber from Capones. Turbid dark black pour with nose of roasty dark maltt, lactosy sugars, dry cacao. Tastes rich, with roasty dark/choc malt, oaty lactosy hints, and a rich complex finish. This one IMHO is better than the more acclaimed Lancaster variety.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2573) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4550) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1668) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1467) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1166) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (401) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5074) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1110) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Translucent dark brown color topped by a big rocky tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma has notes of cocoa and dark coffee. Flavor is sweet roasted malt with a big dose of milk chocolate. Rich and chewy with lots of complex maltiness and a touch of spicy hops. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5582) - 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

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