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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by slackers, sweaters, eccentric friends and exotic drinks. This decadent chocolate milk stout has been a year in the making and has been piloted and tested at the brewery countless times to ensure its quality. The final masterpiece pours midnight black and is capped with a tan pillowy head. Eight different malts and whole vanilla beans create flavors of chocolate and espresso, offering a perfect way to mellow out after a rough set on the lanes.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2679) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tasted from growler at the late night tasting after the Grand Tasting at RBWG Asheville. Pours opaque dark brown with an average tan head that leaves average lace. The nose is some dark roasted coffee, and creamy dark chocolate. The flavor is a bit more vanilla, full of roasted coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. The body is full with average carbonation and a long vanilla and dry bitter finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1605) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Light brown color, modest head, nice fragrance and creamy sweet smoke taste. Some hops help but comes across a little thin and acidic at end.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (662) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Little head and lacing, black cloudy. Sweet chocolate aroma, coffee bean aroma, tart and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1693) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small off white head. Mild sour milk aroma. Medium body with a sweet milk malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7856) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2017
22oz bottle pours a viscuous black with some swirling white head. Nose has vanilla, chocolate, malt, caramel. Flavor follows, huge vanilla, chocolate, malt, molasses. Thick, full bodied finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5986) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Rich deep dark brown coloured body, about 75% opaque with a very thin and fast-dying light brown head. Aroma of sugar, lactose, vanilla, roasted malt and a touch of alcohol. Meidum-bodied, at best; Strong roasted malt flavour up front with a lot of vanilla and grain, some yeast, light chocolate and more sugar on the finish, mostly from the pungent lactose. Aftertaste shows some grain, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and vanilla with a lot of lactose and unfinished sugars and a very thin malt note throughout. Overall, a pretty decent beer with a much lighter body than I expected and a decent complexity, but fairly typical for the style. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia a block away on 17-November-2016 for US$7,99 sampled at home in Washington on my youngest daughters second birthday party on 08-January-2017.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13753) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some espresso, fudge. Taste is sweet, fudge, some vanilla, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness, minimal carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6518) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle. Thin pour, with nothing more than a fizzle and no head, and quickly settling into just some still, dark liquid. There is some chocolate-laced nose here, and a decent milky taste profile, but the lack of body heavily detracts. (#6450, 12/7/2016)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (8313) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Lots of roast and some caramel. Some coffee and oat. Black pour with decent head and lacing. Nice balance. Tap at Sehkraft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (992) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes (Virginia) Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla, Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopTsing (573) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2016
From the bottled poured a dark brew with a dark tan head. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, coffee, toasty malt balanced with hops.


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