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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our full-bodied stout with milk sugar. The piney and orange citrus hops find themselves paired with roasted, coffee, and dark chocolate balance. Werd.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Sampler at Standard Market. Okay, my review gives this beer a ranking: Black in the rounded sampler glass, a thin yet bubbly ring of foam. Dark chocolate milk nose. Taste has a nice sweetness and noticeable alcohol like a cordial. Also chocolate again, and threads of vanilla. The usual bitter stout malt in the background.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6152) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottled: This stout is hopped forward with piney and citric overtones along with moderate roast and mocha. Some lacto notes but much more reserved that the last beer, likely caused by the abundance of bitterness. I like but it is damn close to being a Black IPA plus some "pickle" notes start to show as it warms.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1386) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2014
A perfect american milk stout. Just the right balance of coffee, milk, and bitterness. Smells like coffee and pours black with a sticky tan head. Really crisp and crushable. Love this one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bomber thanks respertFTW. Near black with a tan head. Black ipa?? Hoppy aromas like whoa. Sweet and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle, shared at game night. Dark brown with a light brown head. Lovely dark malts, semi-sweet chocolate and coffee, with a surprising dose of citrus and grassy hops in the finish. A nice hoppy sweet stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] Tasting notes from 12/2013. Pours a deep brown color with a thin brown head. Mild cocoa and vanilla in the nose. Sweet taste of lactose and chocolate blends with piney hops. Soft carbonation. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice coffee chocolate malt with espresso overtones, grassy resinous hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with caramel and coffee, resinous hops, well balanced, excellent. On tap at Timothy O’toole’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at Emporium Arcade Bar in Chicago, IL. Appearance is pitch black with a rich off white head. Aroma of piney hops, chocolate, lactose, sweetness. Taste is like a sweet black IPA, roasted chocolate notes with a pine / citrus hop profile and a touch of coffee and lactose. Pretty good stuff, definitely a sipper, but good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Sweet milky aroma. Draft pour at sheffields. Tons of sticky head around glass that doesn't go away. Very milky and sweet stout - no other way to describe it. Bitter finish. Nutty back. Really enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with good, creamy, brown head, light lacing / Nose of pine, citrus, roast grain, chocolate / Medium body, hoppy with lots of bitterness, decent fruit, touch of sweetness, very nice balance / Flavors of orange peel, semisweet chocolate, pine, bubblegum, grapefruit / Great flavors, more along the lines of big, black ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierenjoyer1 (62) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pint at SOB, Naperville. Nice malt chocolate, a touch of coffee/vanilla with a hint of hop. Pours dark with a thin tan foam. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, raisin, a touch of coffee with a nice hop bitterness to keep the sweet in check. I really enjoyed it and I would buy this beer again.


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