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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The combination of four different malts, along with a low hop level creates a deep dark beer featuring rich, sweet roasted flavors. The addition of lactose (milk sugar) adds complexity, body, and a residual sweetness lending a smooth creamy texture to this full-flavored brew. Once a Seasonal offering in the pub, now prominently featured due to popular demand.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
On tap at Hop Cat, Ann Arbor. Just south of black, with a small dense beige head. The aroma is roasted, with coffee, some vanilla and molasses. A bit plain I think, and a tad weak. It’s quite sweet on the palate, full bodied and with a nice carbonation. Dry, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and some vanilla and molasses in the flavor. Lasting finish. Nice, yes it is, but it lacks character I think. 150615

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate, milk sugar and light cream. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10313) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
473ml can. Black pour. Smooth and creamy stout bitter cocoa not too sweet still aom dryness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Draught @ HopCat, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, cocoa and lactose. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee and hint of licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Taster on tap at HopCat in East Lansing. Dark brown color. Slightly red. Thin khaki head, leaves good lace. Medium-plus body. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Good darker chocolate, light oat, some lactose milk sugar, bit of roast. Nice balance in the malt profile. Moderate bitter, light sweet. Good milk stout, more my style. Satisfying amount of bitter. Good balance to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has roasted malts with some lactose sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is similar with chocolate and roasted malt with lactose coming out in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9143) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pour on tap at HopCat, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark milk sugar, some chocolate, coffee, hints of spice into a bit of caramel, slight toffee, slight vanilla. Taste was a mix of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, hints of spice into some slight caramelized sugar, hints of lactose, finishing sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8280) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
On tap at The Buck. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate milk aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor that starts sweet then gets more bitter an carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7397) - Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
16 oz can to pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt and chocolate with a sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, only better and with more chocolate. Nice and smooth on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Can, extra courtesy of Mike shared with Paul, Max and Andy. Pours a deep brownish body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is cocoa, light roast and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with notes of chocolate milk, coffee, roast and light malt.


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