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RATINGS: 911   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1435) - - JAN 2, 2013
Pours black with a dissipating khaki head. Aroma is raisins and chocolate. Taste is sweet with chocolate, some nuttiness and then fading to a nice toasty finish. Delicate palate with enough carb to keep it interesting, but could go for it being a touch thicker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2059) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Un stout pas très torréfié qui se laisse gagner par des courants lactés, chocolatés. Le corps est martelé d’une effervescence soutenue qui alège le poid que les sucres auraient aimés exercer. Menthe et mélasse sont également perceptibles.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2256) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Dark pour from bottle not much head or bubbles. . Malts, cacao beans and lactose. Pretty nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1105) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Poured a very dark clear brown with a large tan head. Aroma is very roasted with a touch of dark fruit and lacto. Nutty too. Taste is very chocolaty with nuts and cocoa. Aftertaste slightly sweet with lacto and dry chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1324) - - SEP 3, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-22-13- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew boarding on black. Upon serving there was a nice off white head that sat atop the brew. The head faded slowly over time leaving a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass Smell – The nose is largely dominated by aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Mixed with these however are some smells that bring a sweetness to complement the roastier smells. Notes of caramel and milk mingle among the chocolate and malt to give a overall mocha espresso smell. Taste – The flavors follow the nose very well. The taste begins with a roasted malt and coffee flavor upfront. The coffee is soon met with some milk however giving an almost cappuccino like flavor. More toward the middle flavors of dark chocolate come to the tongue along with a bit more lactose and some vanilla. The taste overall increases in sweetness at this point. More toward the end a bit of bitterness works its way to the tongue almost tasting of a bitter coffee and slightly herbal and earthy taste. All the flavor combine in the end to leave an oddly bitter sweet roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was on the medium to slightly smoother and creamier side with a carbonation level that was on the slightly higher side. The higher carbonation took away a bit from all the nice cappuccino and roasted flavors of the brew but was made up for by the relatively smother body of the beer. Overall – Not bad although the slightly bitter flavor at the end of the taste, which didn’t meld so well with the roasted and sweeter lactose tastes, takes away from the beer a bit. Although not the best milk stout in my opinion, it is well worth a try if you have the opportunity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CJ_Pain (108) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Solid milk stout. A little thin in the mouthfeel and not too complex. Good representation of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iRavali (37) - Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Very light on the pallet but still fairly creamy. This is a stout for non stout lovers I think. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Black pour with tan head, Sweet, lactose, sugar, milk and brown sugar aromas, Light sweet tones, and malt tones.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2002) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
Pours clear dark brown with low light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate, light chocolate malts. Taste is sweet, vanilla and milk chocolate, with some dark chocolate bitter in the finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mastelefish (86) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a dark black with a tan/beige head. Roastedness at the nose with a sweet taste. Easy to drink, light-medium body. A summer stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gerbewa (211) - - JUL 7, 2014
Had a bottle of this at tupelo honey with Amanda on 7/6/14. Good stout but I would say forgettable.


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