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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our search for the finest cocoa nibs brought us to the far corners of the earth. We tried them all: raw nibs from Guatemala; roasted jewels from the West Indies. But the most potent, intensely chocolatey ones we found hailed from the far-away reaches of Brazil. But there was one problem. We had to get them back. So with sacks in tow, we stole away with those precious nibs and smuggled them, along with fragrant Madagascar vanilla beans, deep into the reaches of a pitch black milk porter. And so, Nib Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter was born.

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3.2
Sledutah (7973) - Utah, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle at the RBWG hotel bottle share
Dark brown with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma of maple syrup. Taste of dark malts, vanilla and plastic
Aroma is great, taste is not

3.8
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottled 11/24/2015 enjoyed in a Mad Elf tulip. Look - A lot of sediment, it turns the dark brown body almost reddish brown. No lacing. No head left after a while. Head is tan when there. 4 Smell - Coke. Chocolate. Sweet. Raspberry. Taste - Chocolate. Coke. Dr. Pepper. Sweet. Feel - Not carbonated. Milky. Overall - Crazy murkiness. One of the most pop forward beers I’ve had. Not something to write home about. Milk stouts have really stopped appealing to me.

3.4
BuckeyeBoy (8859) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
12oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. nose is chocolate milk cocoa some vanilla and roast. Taste is more of the chocolate sweetness and a nice rich malt.

3.7
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle at ESPN Club at Disney’s Boardwalk. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is of lactose, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is of 3 Musketeers bar, milk chocolate, lactose, cream, malted milk.

2.8
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Opaque black with a creamy tan head. Medium-full body with a malto-dextrine-like film, high carbonation.

aroma: coffee, cacao, roast grain acidity, woody vanilla, faint floral hops.

taste: coffee, faint cacao, roast grain acidic/astringent bite, woody vanilla.

much more stout-like than porter. cacao is mostly buried by dark roasted grain elements. Vanilla is more prominent, but rather sharp and woody (I am not a fan of madagascan vanilla).

4.2
OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle at home, into snifter. Aroma is pure milk chocolate, lactose, nestle chocolate chips. Flavor is sweet chocolate, a touch of roast, sweetness from the lactose. Very nice.

3.8
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, light vanilla, and a hint of licorice. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy dark chocolate and cocoa. The finish has light-moderate vanilla with a hint of coffee and licorice. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.5
Cybercat (6333) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours coffee brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma features strong notes of cocoa and roast malt, and a hint of molasses. Flavor presents roast malt, cocoa, molasses, and a snippet of coffee. Body is firm, though fizz is fair to middlin’. Smuggle one down your pipes.

3.7
drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
12/10/15. 12oz bottle from Chan’s, Destin. Black pour with a small tan head. Smooth milk chocolate aroma, some cream, doughy, caramel. Great flavor, loads of chocolate, some cream, caramel, pale malts. Tasty!

3.4
nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2017 The aroma is chocolatey and roasted. The appearance is almost black. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall very good.


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