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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The combination of four different malts, along with a low hop level creates a deep dark beer featuring rich, sweet roasted flavors. The addition of lactose (milk sugar) adds complexity, body, and a residual sweetness lending a smooth creamy texture to this full-flavored brew. Once a Seasonal offering in the pub, now prominently featured due to popular demand.

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3.5
superspak (6222) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger foamy tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that eventually disappears. Minimal lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, light coffee, cream, herbal, light floral, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good dark/roasted malt balance; and decent strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, cream, herbal, light floral and roasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Good balance of dark/roasted malt, cocoa, and lactose flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid milk stout. Good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, cocoa, and lactose flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.

2.9
cheap (6205) - CHINA - APR 30, 2015
From a can the look of this borders on a 5, nicely done without a widget. Fairly friendly gentle stout aroma. Head fades. Feel is hollow at times. Smooth going and easy, could have less of an apparent alky personality. Roasty stout personality. Hope nobody thinks this is going to taste anything like a milkshake, heheh.

3.6
DiarmaidBHK (6148) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Can from drakes party center. Pours black with a shitload of khaki lacing. Coates the glass with it too. I get a bit of the cocoa on the nose. There’s some lactose as well. I don’t know if it quite suggests a milkshake but it is a solid milk stout.

3.4
ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Pint can from VE. Nose nice dark roast, and surprisingly dry to my sniffer. Pour darker-than-cola brown with a large and foamy tan head. Light-watery body with low sweetness (surprising for style) and a high level of roast, not too much scorch, more on the nuttier side. Lightly airy, minimal fruit in the background, and some booze seeping through. Sort of aloof, distances itself from you, and as we all know, we’re often attracted to the things we can’t have. Like the novelty here, though they call it a milk stout, a lot more like Beamish or Guinness than a syrupy-chocolaty mouth-filler. Dangerously repeatable, would love to have this again. [2016.09.15: 3.4]

3.4
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
can. Thick and black with small tan head. Milk stout with plenty of chocolate. Appropriately named.

3.5
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2014
On draft at Alexandria’s in Findlay. Pours a stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is some sweet chocolate, some vanilla, an caramel with hints of lactose. Flavor starts off with sweet chocolate then moves to vanilla then to some lactose and maybe some dark chocolate. Light in body and lingering sweetness on the finish.

3.3
chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
16 oz can served in a snifter. Pours is a deep dark brown, opaque in the glass, with a tan head that has limited size and retention but leaves decent lacing. Aroma: sweet malts and chocolate Flavor: lightly and appropriately sweet, with a richer and darker malt base than I would have guessed from the smell alone. Still, not quite as robust as I’d like. Feel: medium-full body; medium-light carbonation. O: a satisfying milk stout in a can.

2.9
Homer321 (5249) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Can from a trade. Nose is big in cocoa and fudge. Light milky creamy sensation. Pitch black pour. Small white head. Taste is initially bitter, seemingly thin mouthfeel. Second sip doesn’t show much more. Just meh at best. Seems to be lacking in everything advertised.

3.7
jsquire (4674) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
Dark beer out of the can with a short lived foamy tan head. Big chocolaty with some dusty grains. Molasses sweetness with chocolate, vanilla, lactose, roasted grains and a bitter coffee bean finish. This is pretty tasty and even better as it comes out of a can.

3.8
edgallow (4629) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and coffee.


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