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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A limited release from Atlantic Brewing celebrating Maine’s number one spirit. We brewed a stout using milk sugar in addition to barley malts. We then added fresh roasted coffee from our local roaster, Crooked Porch Coffee of Bar Harbor, Maine. Finally, a touch of natural Madagascar vanilla yields a gentle sweetness and creaminess to the brew.

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3.4
kevinsenn (2236) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Sweet chocolate coffee and vanilla aroma. Taste is both sweet and dry. Roasty with lots of vanilla. Not bad.

3.7
bigben873 (258) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Slightly bitter coffee finish and I would expect it to be a little smoother for a milk stout, but all-in-all, a solid java stout. I didn’t really notice the vanilla and I think a little stronger vanilla would help break the bitter coffee flavor.

3.6
sloth (2910) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2016
Thin tan head with fair rtention and lacing. black bodied brew. Nose of roast and vanilla with a hint of coffee too. Med/full bodied, tad oily, tame carbonation, lil slick, lil oily, nice, hint chewy. Coffee more pronounced in the slug, vanilla is a bit big but still enjoyable, for me anyways. Finish is nicely roasty and dry, coffee plays well. Decent black bier! 12oz bottles from statelineliquors.

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sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a thick black with a mocha head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Lots of coffee bean flavor and bitterness, yet sweet at the same time. I liked it.

3.7
Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #43. Keg at Marche - Lewiston. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of milk chocolate and roasted malts. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth, mild lingering bitterness.

3.1
ClarkVV (6760) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle, best before 9/11/15, from Downtown Wine and Spirits, drunk 9/1/15.
Quite a lovely pour, being a magenta-mahogany, nicely bright and with a light tan head that recedes quickly to cover/ring.
This is quite the intriguing beer, all told. What it dosent have is a bunch of underfermented, sticky, syrupy sugars or any booziness. Even the lactose is fermented out, leaving just a touch of tartness/sourness behind. The roast/coffee character is medium-light, having no old/beany/stale notes, nor any heavy dominace of the palate. Carbonation seems appropriate and the body, while somewhat watery, is soft enough and glides down fairly easily. Quite drinkabl, but what I’ve been building to here, is that the vanilla is just out-of-control. Not that it’s syrupy-sweet or artificial, it’s not at all; the actual vanilla flavor is quite enjoyable and real, but it’s just too much. Astringent and dominant, it takes over the beer, especially with warming, as one should allow a stout to do. At the end of the glass it’s almost all I smell and taste.

3
BroSpud (2200) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a really dark brown almost black with a creamy thick tan head. Vanilla and coffee notes throughout. But overall the coffee flavor seemed a bit off, low some low rent Maxwell House and the palate was a bit on the watery side.

3.2
nimbleprop (8476) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2015
22oz bottle pours a watery brown with some clear brown head. Nose has stale malt, brown sugar, Folgers coffee, mild bread. Flavor has mild coffee, brown sugar, bread crust, some pumpernickel, vegetal notes too. Chewy, dry finish.

3.7
Ktwse (5043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Pours clear dark brown with low light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, light coffee and roasted malt. Taste is milk chocolate and vanilla sweet with light roasty finish. (Too) light body yet smooth with soft carbonation.

3.5
Holdwine (1233) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2015
On tap in Bar Harbor. Nicely balanced stout. Plenty of coffee nose and tongue. Great malt and a good little shot of vanilla creaminess. Fun beer.


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