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RATINGS: 938   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3-finger tan foamy head atop an inky black pour. Holding up to a light reveals a very dark brown but clear liquid. Great lace. Wonderful roasted coffee aroma with floral overtones. Much more complex than I am able to descibe. Thick syrupy mouthfeel. Mocha nutty flavor. Tastes almost like an ice cream drink. Liquid chocolate covered esspresso beans. Great sweet stout!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2006
reddish black body with small, tan head..aroma of milk sugar (lactose) and bitter dark chocolate; this beer begins mildly sweet and finishes quite bitter...heavily over-carbonated and somewhat unpleasant...one of the worst sweet stouts out there

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a thick tan head. The aroma is strong, sweet maltiness, with notes of smooth chocolate and a bit of coffee. The flavor is very sweet, with the same chocolate and light coffee character as the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle from Santey Clause: Pours a nice black, with a thick tan head. Smell seems sweet, with some chocolate and bright coffee smells (yeah, coffee, sweet?? But it smelled sweet, live with it :-p) Taste was not what I was expecting. I tasted some creaminess, with some roasted nut, coffee, and a some chocolate. The reason I say it was not expected is because it does not seem to match the smell it gave off. Still good, but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2006
(bottle) I poured this into a pint and it gave a thick creamy head right to the rim, dark color. Had a light nutty smell, the taste was much lighter and smoother than it looks, slight coffee taste, heavy milk taste. Over all very smooth and a nice stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle thanks to Suttree. Translucent deep brown body with reddish highlights, puffy light tan head. Aroma of coffee and licorice, with roasted malts and lactose sugars also prominent. Sharp, biting mouthfeel, the body primarily showing characteristics of roasted malt, coffee, and light sweetness imparted by the lactose. Overcarbonated and disappointingly bland.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small off-white head. Aroma of roastiness, lactos, oatmeal, nuts, vinous, and licorice. Flavor of raotiness, hops, chocolate, and tobacco.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish black with a thick brown head. roasted coffee bean and chocolate aroma. sweet malt and chocolate. Nuttty finish. Good beer. A

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2895) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Thick, dark, black beer. Taste is of a nice roasted flavor. Very full bodied. Aromas of malt and chocolate. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Lingering sweetness. Another impressive brew from these guys.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with decaturstevo. Aroma: Light cream aroma, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, and a light sour fruitiness. Appearance: Pours black, but shows ruby highlights when held to the light. Light tan head was very full and frothy with great retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Deep maltiness with some coffee and chocolate, light smoke, a moderate sourness, and a touch of dark fruitiness. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good beer. Lacking a bit in mouthfeel. Not as full as I would have liked. Also, would have preferred a little more sweetness. Still, good stuff.


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