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RATINGS: 954   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 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 (6164) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Cola-black body with a very large, creamy, light tan head. Nose of Dutch processed cocoa, espresso and leather, primarily, with vegetal undertones. Sweet and cream-like at first with chocolate and coffee. Finishes slightly drier with a roasty bitterness. Hops are pretty much non-existant to me and thereís a vegetal flavor in the aftertaste. A red-grape acidity creeps up as the beer warms. Creamy mouthfeel and decently think, but way over carbonated (not a problem with a sturdy pour and some swirling, but still.) 12 oz bottle, snifter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 My Bottom Line:
Lactose joins the dry roastiness in a vanilla-like diplomatic sweetness which is diluted by the light tartness perceived in the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam provides some lacing around the browned black.
-Fine carbonation quickly washes the plump impression away.
-Supporting hops are felt, but donít bring much to the flavor profile.
-The dryness makes the roastiness appear dominating.
-The mouthfeel lacks comfort..

Bottles.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Pours dark with a nice tan head. Aroma of roastiness and chocolate. Flavor is full of roasted malt and not much else, maybe a little hops. This is a love-or-hate offering, but not much of a milk stout.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2007
dark brown with a thick tan head. this smelled like dumpster. it was fucking foul and tasted like sour dumpster. it was horrible but iím a trooper and finished much to my friendsí chagrin. maybe i got a bad bottle

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
12 oz bottle from beerlordís momís trip to NC. Got to taste both the porter and the milk stout, and I agree with beerlordsí assessment that the porter was better. The only thing close Iíve had to a ímilk stoutí is the SA Cream Stout which I really love. This has a nice appearance and aroma, but the taste is just a little off, and I canít place what it is. Whatever it is, whenever there is an íoff-tasteí to a beer, that will usually put me off on it. Seems like a good brewery though, and would like to try other selections.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2007
poured from a 12oz. bottle into a dimpled glass mug, beer thanks to mikesgroove :-) A: Pours very dark brown, nearly black, looks "burnt" and features a big pillowy beige head. S: Not what I was expecting, this aleís aromas fall somewhere between sweet and soapy, with a touch of grass or hay. Some mildly piney hops scents in there too. T/M: Thankfully the soapy aromas donít translate over into the beer, so itís back in business. The initial nose is very sweet, with some predominantly milk chocolate flavoring right up front and not hiding. Nice feel to the beer too, I found it to be quite lip-smacking and sugary, though there is nearly no finish to speak of. D: While I enjoyed this beer for the most part, and itís relatively reasonable ABV make it a beer thatís easy enough to put back a few, I didnít find myself going ga-ga over this one. Probably wouldnít seek this out too often.


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