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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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2.6
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Tried at Josh and Angie's wedding back in 2010 when it was called their Milk Stout and just now getting to the rating. Not a bad beer. Sweet and dark. Chocolate and vanilla.

2.9
bytemesis (9208) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Tap. Pours clear reddish mahogany, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is overt vanilla and cocoa. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, heavy fakish vanilla, lots of cocoa, not much else. Medium body. Oof.

3
commonmac (1337) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2017
12oz bottle left by Saturday Shirt. Consumed in a pint glass. Dark rich brown color with a cloudy characteristic. Minimal head but appears to be off white leaning into tan. Nose has almost an artificial vanilla quality along with a healthy dose of roasted coffee. Taste also relies heavily on roasty, nutty characteristics. Plenty of vanilla but once again I’m feeling like it’s an artificial vanilla candy...like those vanilla Tootsie Rolls you always got when you were trick-or-treating that you tried to pawn off on your younger siblings. Nothing soft for the mouthfeel here...basically a dry stout. Lingering aftertaste that’s not really what I would describe as pleasant...kind of a residual gas station coffee thing going on. I realize this review is coming across harsh but it’s definitely not a bad stout...just hovers basically at average. There are plenty of high quality stouts available so maybe try this one to check the Appleton, WI box and move on.

3.3
Ktwse (5458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2017
Pours deep brown with low tan head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is mild roasty, followed by chocolate and vanilla sweet. Very light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

2.8
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s Appleton. Dark brown, large frothy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of strong vanilla, roast. The taste is vanilla and roasted malt. Thin, high carbonation, overly dry.

3.5
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2016
bottle poured into a tulip..dark brown with a fluffy tan head..aroma of vanilla,nuts, chocolate..tastes like it smells..heavy vanilla on the palate but not bad.

3.8
AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Sampler at Trepanier Backyard in Fond Du Lac. Big choco/vanilla. Quite sweet. More of a porter than a stout. Very tasty. 14

3.4
Dahlstrom (439) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2016
Black with a medium white head. Strong vanilla aroma, with milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body. Medium bitterness. Low carbonation

2.9
That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a brown hue when put to the light with a tan head that is gone immediately. Vanilla, DMS, bit of chocolate. Needs more carb. It’s aight.

3.3
koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed at the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 08. At this point, I’m not going to lie, we were just trying to drink until they threw us out. The pour on this was a medium dark color with a few shines of ruby or garnet and a smaller, light khaki colored head that disappears quickly. The aroma is roasted malts and a touch of cocoa. The vanilla is present, but it’s definitely light, and not at the forefront which, for a vanilla stout, is definitely misleading. This should be so much better. The flavors are the same. There is a creaminess here with the malts and a light cocoa presence. The vanilla is less present in the flavor than it is in the nose, which is just a bad sign. The mouth feel is thin and light, with a decent carbonation, but a watery complexion. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty with a little cream in there. I’d hoped for a lot more.


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