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RATINGS: 942   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 (2019) - - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrnoluv (215) - long beach, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Not very sweet, watery feel, but after the swallow it there is some sweetness. Pretty good stout not great but ok.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (73) - - JUL 15, 2015
Light almost. Not a huge after taste. Not hugely sweet and tastes dark but not too much. Light aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7488) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with a dark cream head. Lactose and dark malt aroma. Lactose and malt flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Lactose and malt lingers with caramel and light chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobosaintori (13) - - JUL 4, 2015
first time trying a beer from this regional brewery. pleasantly surprised. by it taste. The beer had a black appearance with a thin tan head, my only disappointment.. Aroma is that of a roasted malt. Flavor is that of being in a chocolate factory and getting to try the samples. starts with raw cocoa beans, then transforms smoothly to bitter dark baking chocolate and ends with milky like chocolate covered fruit. Smooth. Very good stout. Anxious to try other products from this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2015
On tap at Red Drum Taphouse, Nags Head. Dark pour, no head. Lactic on the nose. Milky chocolate flavors with lactic flavors. Some roasted malts. Mild astringency. Okay beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Drankencentrale de Hopduvel, Gent. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, milk, coffee, some dried fruit.
Body: Light body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, raisin, milk, vanilla, some malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (1094) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2015
(Bottle) Black with ruby hints and thin tan head. Subtle aroma of oats. Medium body with nice carbonation. Gentle rich taste. Light sweetness. Some coffee or dark roast notes steadily develop. Nice stout, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
April 18, 2015. Bottle, shared by AndySnow, thanks!
Dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet toffee, milk chocolate, light roasted. Taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, toffee, soft bitterness. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, rounded mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1465) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Roasty aroma with some chocolate. Milky sweet and lightly roasty taste. Dry finish. Fine but not exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle @ home, thanks to jcnielsen for sending. Pours a deep reddish black appearance with a thin brown head. The aroma is a little ashy, some dark chocolate, light coffee, earth, and a little bit of milk sugar. Moderate plus sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Fairly well balanced. Burnt ashy woody flavor. Some coconut milk, earthy coffee. Fine.


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