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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Our take on a traditional English Sweet Stout, a style once prescribed as a nutritional supplement and one of our brewer’s favorite beer styles. Sparse hopping and the addition of lactose creates a wonderful sweetness and body that perfectly compliment the beer’s roasted malt and coffee notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (636) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Nitro tap at brewery. Deep brown with a big creamy tan head. Chocolate milk, almonds, oatmeal, tobacco and a little metal. Tastes sweet with a light tobacco bitterness. Body is creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (428) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2015
tasted like a porter stout mix....smooth sweet and very easy drinking...coffee chocolate and anise....(#414)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4080) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Nitro at Red Cow. Black with a decent dense tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts and light chocolate. Taste is the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonshawn (513) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Tap at brewery on nitro in bumped pint glass with commonmac. Dark with smooth thick tan head. Sweet and roasted nose. Chocolate coffee aromas. Very roasty and warming. Some toffee spice and good amount of coffee. Very soft and creamy mouthfeel. Finish is bitter. Decent, but wouldn’t take the leap with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Sampled from the tap at New Bohemia. Pours black with an off white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains with roasted malts and a hint of peat supporting. Flavor combines peat, roasted malts and sweet dark grains making it a bit muddled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mag_burk90 (14) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On tap @New Bohemia in Minneapolis. Dark pour, lovely chocolate milk notes complimented by roast on the finish. Delish, and only 4.8%! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
islay (1355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Small pour, on draft at Winterfest 2014 in St. Paul, MN. Consumed on 1-31-14. Pours a medium to dark brown. Weak, roasted malt smell. Much dryer than I expected in the flavor. Smoky. Low in aroma and flavor. Too light to impress. Not actively offensive, but easily the most boring beer I consumed at the festival (although, in fairness, it probably had the lowest ABV), and ultimately my lowest rated from the event. Oh well, it’s hard to stand out in such a bland style category. I know Northgate wants to brew session ales, but it is going to have to go bigger if it wants to make a dent in the Twin Cities beer scene (apparently it is indeed starting to do so). I am frankly shocked by the good reviews that this beer has been getting simply because it is just so bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Sample at APN. Pours black, creamy tan head. Sweet, lots of roasted malts. Sessionable, easy to drink. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1878) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
On draft at All Pints North. Black pour, tan head. Sweet and malty but not a ton of character. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3735) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Very dark head--quite intriguing. The initial sense of it is affected by a very airy body; not quite nitro but still fluffy. That settles down and improves it some. Smokey, roasted flavors with a moderate sweetness, like a coffee with cream and sugar. Decently balanced. (on tap at Saffron, Minneapolis)

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