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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). The subtle sweetness imparted by the lactose balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains which give this delicious beer its black color.

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3.5
barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
12 oz. bottle from BleacherBum. very dark brown, nearly black, on the pour with a short tan head trailing off to a ring of lace. aroma and flavors are of mild chocolate, coffee, some toffee and lactose sweetness. carbonation was a bit high and was medium bodied. a good session stout.

3.2
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Poured a dark brown with red edges okay head and lacing. Aroma was coffee and chocolate. Flavor was a little off for me, weird fruitness to it, and milk stout, where is that. Mouthfeel was almost a little watery.

3.4
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2007
Black body with a small tan head. With a name like this you know what’s coming. Indeed very lactic. The roasted malts blend in with the lactic elements to create a milk-chocolate taste. Carbonation is very active with lots of bubbles. The beer looses a few points for a light beany flavour (brown and green beans). Nice beer but I felt it was missing something, like an unfinished senten

3.1
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Courtesy muenster. pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Light fizzy white bubbles hug the edges. Smells of some roast and light coffee, but quite mild. The taste is quite sweet, much more than I was expecting. Some light chocolate, slight bitterness, with some heavy malt characters. Maybe a little too sweet for my liking, although it is a sweet stout.

4
shadey (2166) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2007
I’ve been anticipating this beer since I read about it on ratebeer. The pour is black until held up to the light. It is really a very dark red. The head is large, filling the imperial pint glass. Large and small bubbles mix to form a light cream pile that slowly diminishes to leave only chunks of lasting head and lace. The aroma is sweet with a trailing roast. The flavor is sweet malt and mild roast. the body is tight carbonation up front but the finish is smooth. A well done milky smooth stout.

3.4
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Thanks, Tom! Pours a dark black core; significant, textured, light-brown head with great retention and lacing. Lactic and cocoa powder aroma; some roasted malts and bitter chocolate; reminds me of a foreign stout aroma. Lively carbonation upfront; some milky / oatmeal character, plenty of dark chocolate and charred malts; the lactic quality is really significant here. Medium, milky and milk chocolate finish.

3
morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle from Total Wine in Huntersville, NC. Pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma is a bit of lactose and cocoa. Taste is strange, hard to characterize. Perhaps extra roasted with a touch of burnt something. Good, but not great.

3.5
DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Thanx to elmatador for this one.Great big aroma of lactose and smokiness.Pours oily and black with a thin beige head that laced up quickly and clinged to the edge of the glass.Full flavor of roasted malt and sweetness with a burnt finish.

3.5
TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2007
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz, dégusté lors de la soirée "La croisée des chemins" chez Cathshlag. Arôme: Odeur de café frais moulu et de chocolat à la cerise. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement minéral. (Rating #1019)

3.2
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle. Heavy black color with brown and ruby undertones and a full and lasting light tan head. Good lacing. Chocolate and coffee mix nicely in the aroma but it is all suppressed by too much of an alcohol smell. An easy feel to this beer that goes along with some sweet chocolate and plum flavor. Finish is moderatly bitter with a nut flavor on the back of the tongue. Decent but seemed like a strange mixture.


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