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RATINGS: 922   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2009
Pours a pitch black with thin off-white head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and cream. Flavor is quite interesting, but finishes with an acidic taste that just isnt my style.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3452) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
bottle. black with small head. creamy stout. strong roast chocolate malt. light bitterness with a dry finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
N3lson1 (284) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Drank from a pint glass at the Beerhive in Pittsburgh. Pours jetblack with a nice dark brown head. This beer tasted watered-down and too hoppy for a stout. I wouldnt order this one again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Criz (138) - - DEC 30, 2014
Pint from draft. Pours a deep brown with a tan head that dissipates as you drink. Aromas of coffee, heavy roasted malts, finished with a smokey aroma. Thin mouthfeel, light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4249) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle: Dark brown with a tan head. Cola, dark chocolate, cocoa scent. Taste is cola, chocolate and caramel malts, cream. Very rich and nicely carbonated. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Aroma of charred wood and bread. Smooth mouth feel rich smoky bread and toffee, with a sweet acidic finish. Dark color with an off white head that dissipates quickly.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flameon615 (1) - - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Tasted at Hops n Crafts in Nashville, TN. It was from a Firkin at room temp, very smooth and creamy. The lactose sweetness is very present. Overall a pleasurable experience. Kudos to Hops n Crafts to bring this beer to Nashville!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Black pour from bottle. Awesome milk stout. Creamy milky choclate with Cocoa nibs. Ends creamy too. Delicious

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ramboraffe (761) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear brown with gigantic tanned head. Smell is sweet and roasted malty. Taste is sweet caramel, roasted malt. Sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1219) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Big puffy head that takes some time to settle. Nice aroma of chocolate, roasted grains. Taste is sweet malt, some toasted grain and some hints of chocolate. Ends sweet. Palate is surprisingly thin. Simple and rather plain. For what is there it is good but Id look for some more complexity.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bork (355) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Showcasing all the right aromas and flavors but in unbalanced proportions. Unpleasant foamy feel in the mouth and somewhat sour in the mid-section. Not great.


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