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RATINGS: 944   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.


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 (12314) - 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 (2935) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5028) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Thanks to Suttree for this bottle. It doesn’t have the depth of the baltic porter, but the same heavy palate is there. Aroma much like an oatmeal stout. Flavor has light smoke and rare roast beef as well as popcorn. Black and oily appearance.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
From bottle. Pours a super dark red. Foamy tan head. Nose of light coco, chalky, liquorish and sour. Flavor follows, sour and rotten vege. Probably a bad bottle, although it looks like it’s happen to others as well.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
Thanks for the bottle Ross! Pours deep, deep brown and a frothy, beige head that lasts. Leaves nice lace. Aroma is full on metal, sour milk, with the malt screaming to get through. Lots of wet cardboard and leather too. Sweet, metallic flavour, like I am chewing on a metal pipe covered in coffee. Very lactic, milky and sour. Ahh shit n’ piss, what the hell, this is just shashed ass in a bottle. Thanks for sending it Ross. I’ll have to re-rate when I get the chance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Dark brown, frothy head. Aroma is chocolate, cream, milk. Taste is lots of roasted malt, which imparts a nice bitterness as well. Light sourness, slightly dry. Great soft body, approachable. Finish is roasty, short.


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