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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). The subtle sweetness imparted by the lactose balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains which give this delicious beer its black color.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
12oz, enjoy by 05/07 courtesy of BleacherBum, thanks Ryan. Pours a deep brown with a three finger creamy brown head with pretty good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, a little brown sugar, and minimal grain. Flavor is actually quite roasty with a moderate amount of acidity, anise, some milk chocolatey sweetness, and a roasted grain finish. Pretty highly carbonated with a lighter body than Iíd have liked. A solid effort.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2007
Pours a dark dark brown with a even dense, but small light tan head. The nose is just as textbook stout. A sweet roast malt, slightly sharp with a hint of acidity, but theres a nice round malt bill and a bit of floral hops that balances this out. I think the palate on this is just absolutely perfect. Rich creamy and thick. Not too viscous for the style, though certainly beyond where most milk stouts stop. This really get some special brownie points in terms of flavor. Some big deep malt really comes through beyond the obvious roast. Again, really creamy, definitely sweet, thereís some caramel, but I think itís mostly the lactose. Itís over the acidity of the roast. Definitely some nice bittersweet chocolate but tempered by some slightly piney hops. This is a really well constructed beer and I wish I had bought a sixer fo shizzle. The creamy finish meets an acdic roasty and slightly alcoholic aftertaste. I canít think of a better sweet stout Iíve had!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4624) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2009 Bottle, best by 06-07. Eight ball-colored liquid with small, brown sugar head that canít hang around. Aroma is smoking wok with toasted sesame oil, and some metallic-sour lactic acid and/or hop. Taste is similar, slowly turning to chocolate and dry smoked-coffee. Nice hoppy, prickly finish. The sweetness is subtle as advertised, mostly evident is the sharpness of the roasted grains - smokiness and coffee. Palate is medium, somewhat creamy, and tingly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Average creamy-frothy (mostly dissapating) head that leads into black body. Pretty good lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts (big suprise, huh?). Flavor is initially sweet and finishes sweeter. Long finish duration. Medium bodied. Syrupy textured. Flat carbonation. As I have stated with other milk stouts that I have tried....this is a good beer but a little too sweet for me. ___The more I drink the more I notice the weird touch of sour in the finish...just thought I would mention it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1101) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2007
Deep brown pour with a nice sized and creamy tan head. Aroma is very much coffee with minimal chocolate and a lot of roasted malt. Pretty intense flavor, very robust and roasted coffee, citrus hops pretty evident towards the finish. Finish is some vanilla and burnt bitterness. Something isnít right about this, I think the body is a bit too rough. Heavily carbonated and a bit too hoppy for this style. Still good though.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (3886) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2007
definetly soem sweetness in the nose, but its throwing me off. flavour is awful, i cant drink this. iím not sure why........itís sour, and has a certain flavour that is really detracting from any redemable qualities.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
pours a bing-cherry black with a tan head that retains well and leaves good lace. roast aromatics run to the sharper, coffee side of things. flavor starts with a bite of roast bite, but mellows out nicely in a wave of thickening sugars. A very nice milk stout - not as sweet and insipid as they often are. a little confused in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 1, 2007
Pours a deep brown with a foamy/creamy tan head that left some lnice acing. Aroma of chocolate, sweet citrus hops, more fruity than I would originally expect from this style. Flavor is chocolate, roasted sweet malts, some cappucino, lactose and oats. Had some lingering hop bitterness and flavor. NIce bit of roasted malts that linger.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 3   Lasting: 1   Lacing : XX   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Burnt Toast : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 2   Dark Chocolate : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : XX   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Lactic : 3   Bitterness : XX   Complex : 1   Length : 2
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : 2   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: A rather simple sweet stout, faultless, but sweet enough that I would not want a whole pint.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle courtesy bleacherbum. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa and molasses. Creamy, silky medium body that would probably seem full with a touch less carbonation. More chocolate in the taste, along with vanilla, roasted nuts, and fruit. A touch of pine and grapefruit hops shine through the bittersweet finish. This one brings some nice flavors through, flavors that sometimes get lost in the sweetness of other milk stouts.


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