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RATINGS: 905   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1589) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tiny white head. Nose is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla touch and milky sweetness. Flavor isn't as sweet as expected, mostly roasted malts, bitter dusty chocolate with some vanilla. Not bad, expected more.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3020) - 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 (1892) - 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 (81) - 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 (206) - - JUL 7, 2014
Had a bottle of this at tupelo honey with Amanda on 7/6/14. Good stout but I would say forgettable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (653) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a tulip, served at somewhat room temperature. Pours a pitch black with a lazy tan edging. Nose is roast, ash, and chocolate. A little hint of cherries on the end of the nose. Taste is roasted malts and chocolate. Just a touch of lactic sweetness/tang on the finish but this drinks more like a dry stout then a milk stout. Creamy yet dry finish. Tasty enough!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1035) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Near black with beige head. Aroma is strong chocolate. Taste is chocolate. Creamy mouth feel. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (155) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2014
pours very dark nearly black, brownish head. aroma of chocolate malt, slightly sweet aroma. Flavor is roasty, smooth slightly creamy malt flavor. true to the style, one of the best milk stouts I have had. Would be very nice with a desert, perhaps cherry pie or a piece of dark chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hockeybeerguy (1630) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
I received this in a trade more than enough times and just found the notes to this. Every time I’ve had this, it was always poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with an off-white to somewhat dark tan one finger head that dies at a nice slow pace and ends up leaving some nice looking spiderwebbing lacing in the wake. The smell had a super nice blend of dark roasty chocolate malts to coffee beans. Its an eloquent combination! The taste was bittersweet bliss between the chocolate and the coffee. There was the exact same aftertaste and finish. On the palate, it sat medium to heavy. I found myself sipping this, but it showed a superb carbonation running about my mouth and tongue. Overall, all I have to say is absolutely wow! If I lived in North Carolina, I would probably be stalking this brew wherever I could find it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (638) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Nice milk stout. Creamy vanilla and roasted malts in the nose. Taste is sweet milky and chocolate start with lingering bitterness. Some coffee and slight ash. Appropriate full creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (267) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip: Pours dark brown / black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and sweetness. Taste is fairly sweet, lactose, nuts, roasted malt, chocolate. Medium body, a little too sweet for me, but still a pretty nice milk stout.


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