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RATINGS: 906   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Appearance: Deep brown with garnet highlights. Head fades away very quickly. Aroma: Roasted grains. Sweet toffee and caramel notes. Maybe some fruity esters. Flavor: Coffee. Subtle sweetness. A touch of hop bitterness. Seems like most of the bitterness comes from dark grains. Palate: Silky smooth. Slik. Moderate carbonation. Med/Full bodied. Overall: Kind of reminds me of the latte I got from Starbucks this weekend. Not too keen on stouts, but I was given this one by a friend. I really enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 On tap at the Federal in Durham, NC. Nearly black with a tan head. Malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Very malty beer that is sweetened by the milk sugar. Little bit of chocolate and coffee in the flavor as well. Enjoyable beer for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
Pours obsidian with minimal head. Aroma of roast malt, chocoff, licorice, slight rauch. Tastes malty, with chocoff, oats, licorice, and some floral hops. Medium palate, and well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 23, 2005
Excellent version of a seldom seen style. Nice dry, roasted body, you can tell that serious dark malt was used. However all that roast and bitterness is balanced by the milk sugar. This balance is the hallmark of a good brewer. A little alcoholic on the nose, but Iíve never been afraid of alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2005
I am disappointed in this brew. Itís not bad but not what I had hoped for. Good deep, dark brown color. The head was very thin but tan in color. It will come back with a swirl or two to get an aroma. Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate and caramel but very light. Flavor is sweet with chocolate, coffee and burnt caramel. The lactose adds a solid sweetness. Finishes slightly bitter. Good palate and feel but it lacks in some areas.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thefatmanrocks (22) - California, USA - APR 3, 2005
I liked it. Solid milk Stout. Tried it head to head to left hands and Iíll say I thought this had better color and aroma and that better depth of flavor. Would by=uy this again. A six pack of this by a summer campfire in Humbolt would settle me in to a grand nightís sleep. (Read othersí comments for flavor notes)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This is my second or third stout Iíve tried with milk sugar. I donít think I like the taste that it gives the beer, although it is interesting. This is probably a good example of the milk stout if thatís your thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 The final beer on my tour of the Duck-Rabbits. Pours black like the good stout that it is. Aroma is caramelly. And the flavor is definitely of toasty grains. Itís flavor is unique among the stouts Iíve tried so far.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Slight 1/4 inch light tan head. Semi dark brown in color with a tint of red. Aromas of roast and a creamy lactose smell, not much more. Flavors of the same, earthy and roasty. Well carbonated, somewhat average mouthfeel, and a long aftertaste of roast flavor. Nothing extravagant anywhere with this beer, but well made and drinkable in any case. A good idea to try, but I wonít be buying again anytime soon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2004
12 oz bottle: the pour is very dark with hues of garnet. the aroma is of chocolate, coffee and burnt caramel. nice sweet creamy flavory up front, burnt caramel, slightly fruity, then changing to a more bitter chocolate coffee aciditic taste on the end. balanced and drinkable.


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