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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3508) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
This is a dark beer when poured from the bottle into my snifter. I only got a faint dusting of beige bubbles for a head. Almost dusty chocolate and molasses nose. There is a definite lactic taste, with sweet chocolate and a roasted grain finish. Maybe a little thin, but still a nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Sweet milk chocolate sticky flavor that seemed to become chalky in the finish. Very light hint of roastyness in the aroma. (obx_2005)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2005
12 oz bottle as a bonus in a trade with Jonathan3584. Thanks Jonathan. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is of coffee some milk chocolate and caramel. Quite smooth on the palate and creamy in the mouth. Carbonation does seem a shade high in this one though. A decent stout. This brewer will benefit when that cap is lifted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 17, 2005
thanks to jonathan for the bonus brew.semi-black with an off-white head.nice sweet smell mixed with some roasted malts.very milky sweet flavor mixed with some bitter chocolate and hops.this is pretty nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Bottled. Pours a thick opaque ebony though a bit of light can bring out reddish hues if held to a bright light. Thick, creamy brown head that lasts. Aroma is sweet, roasted, chocolate and coffee with no apparent hops. Tastes of malted milk balls and coffee and fine sweet chocolate. A bit of bitterness though it could be a product of the roasted malts or hops. Great thick creamy mouthfeel but maybe a bit over carbed. Excellent local beer from a new brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Pours black (dark clear mahogany when held up to light) with a medium beige head. Nice prominent chocolatey aroma with some hops in there too. Flavor has notes of roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, coffee and a hint of malted milk balls. Pretty sweet, no lactic sourness detected in this brew. Finish is not that bitter or roasty. The body is on the thinner side of medium with very subtle carbonation. Not much lacing left on the glass but good head retention. Nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfedukovich (7) - USA - MAY 28, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2006 A beautiful beer from a fairly new brewery...full bodied with very nice after taste. My first try at a milk stout. Will have many times again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2005
12 oz bottle. Slight head on a very dark brew (but not opaque). Aroma was slight, smelling of coffee and chocolate. Flavor was okay but not as pronounced as I hoped for. It was typical for a stout -- just not enough of it. Still, this is superior to Left Hand’s attempt at a milk stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2005
draft. I like this beer, nice rich black color with a slight head. Nice aroma of chocolatey malt, the milk is defenately detectable here. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Ebony- garnet beer with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is anise, and roasted malt. Sweet malt molasses, a bit of wood, more anise. Akin to roasted meat and licorice. Very long finish. As good as any stout I’ve had. A perfectly balanced beer. Some have more flavor, some have a better look. This beer is all things equally good. Thanks Suttree.

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