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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This creamy, impenetrable, full bodied ale gets some of its buried sweetness from the use of lactose (milk sugar). The chocolate and black malts creates its deep color and its balanced roasted coffee flavors.

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Bebum's rating

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (993) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Opaque expresso color, Bitter, low kick, probably due to low alcohol and acidity, long but watery finish. Full body and flavor intensity, dryish, reminding one of Guiness. Dark toast and roasted grains, taste of expresso through to aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
tfontana (976) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Andover Liquors. Appearance is slightest deep red keeping this from opaque black, 1/2 finger-width fizzy light brown head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma is strong lactose, vanilla, roasted malt. Taste is lactose, roasted malts with coffee and ash components. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, average carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, true to the style but doesn’t stand out.

3.4
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2010 (Day 3), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2010 - Dark Brown / Black in colour. Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, milk sugar. Sweet roast malty. Dry roasty finish. Smooth milk stout. Very easy drinking. (2010-08)

3.6
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. White head. Milk and oat aroma, oily. Light milk, cocoa, cream taste with a silky mouthfeel good stuff

3.9
two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours dark brown almost black with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate malt and coffee. Flavors of chocolate and toffee.

3.4
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2014
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is roast, toffee, coffee and chocolate.

3.3
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 10, 2014
A black body with a tan head that faded to a thin coating. Sweet aroma. Some chocolate but mostly generically sweet. Some coffee malts. Flavor was initially sweet. Mostly a milk chocolate flavor. Some mild coffee malts. Two dimensional. Smooth body and easy to drink. Okay beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours a dark brown to black body with huge fizzy light brown head. Definite sign of infection. The nose is ok though, roasty and sweet with a definite lactose component, a touch of coffee. The flavor is showing a little bit of infection as well. Roasty and sweet at first, but a touch of band aid and an almost Brett like wildness that just doesn’t quite belong. Finishes with some coffee and burnt malt bitterness. The body suffered from the infection as well, it’s overly thin and fizzy. Big disappointment.

3.7
AirForceHops (7244) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Julio’s. Pitch black color with thin mocha head. Nose of dark roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate. Flavor is rich with lactose sugar, coffee and baker’s chocolate with a creamy and smooth texture. Overall if you like this style, I feel this is above average. Really sweet and smooth.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (19559) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at Opa Opa, Southampton, listed as 4.5% ABV. Mid black with a good sized tan head. Nose is roast malt, dark toffee, chocolate. Taste comprises roast malt, milk chocolate, sugars, molasses. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, easy drinking, sweetish finish. Decent milk stout, one of the better offerings I sampled from Opa Opa.

3.8
DiarmaidBHK (4924) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a thin Khaki head. Nice roasted malt notes on the nose. Lots of roasted, chocolate malt on the tongue with a touch of lactose for sweetness. Finishes clean. Certainly the best of what I’ve sampled here.


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