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RATINGS: 973   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
Red/black color with a medium lasting head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with some chocolate sneaking through. Flavor is also sweet with roasted grains and chocolate, but with a strange tartness in the finish. Not unplesant, just didnt seem to fit in with the other flavors. Overall not a bad beer, somewhat light in body but plesant to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
Nice and black, though the head was a little thin. More like dish soap bubbles than a great beer head. Aroma is mostly coffee, with hints of chocolate and some other sweet smell that was familiar but unidentifiable to both my wife and me. In the mouth, its coffee, dark roasted, with a hint of the lactose sweetness poking through. Malty, though with enough hops to balance. A little thin. Right up there with dragonstooth as one of my favorite (non-imperial) stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Jet black with a medium, dark head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, caramel. Taste the same. Very smooth, not sweet but full-bodied and malty. A darn good stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Poured from bottle into english pint galss. Dark brown color with a tight creamy head. The aroma was rich and roasty with a slight phenolic twang. The malty notes sort of reminded me of a malted milk ball. It was medium bodied. Not bad, but I guess I expected more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Thanks to Book_M_Dano for this, my first Duck Rabbit. Pours dark walnut/chestnut color. No head on the pour. Creamy milk chocolate aroma with some kind of coarse hints underneath. Some coco powder. There is a milk chocolate flavor to this as well as some coco powder. Those are really the dominant flavors (even more than the hints of roasted malt). One dimensional but that is OK. Lightly creamy and lightly slick mouth feel. Medium body. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2006
very sweet and smokey aroma. like milk chocolate on oak chips. a little molasses taste in the background, alongwith the milk chocolate flavor and the woody-grain flavors. a little bitterness, but not mouth puckering. a decent every day brew, but nothin too crazy. Thanks shagtastic

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2006
The roasted malt ,with its burnt and smoky components, caramel. molasses, and dark chocolate, are tasty enough, but there is an overbearing sourness that creeps into the bitter finish that really creeps me out. That astringent sourness really detracted from an otherwise likable stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2006
the color is as brown as you can get before you actually become black. I think it has kind of a smoked chocolate aroma to it. Nice smooth smoked milk chocolate body to it. Respect to shag who scored this fine brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Black with blood red highlights and a small, tan head that settles to an oily film. Aroma is mainly dark, semi-sweet and bakers chocolates with burnt malt & alcohol. Not as full-bodied as Id hoped. Malts are heavy and well-roasted with a finish that is bitter and sour. Could have used a touch of sweetness to pick this up from drudgery. The potential is there, but...

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2006
12oz bottles acquired in trades with Suttree & Johnathan3564 (thanks!). Poured a dark brown with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and lactose. Tastes of lactose, chocolate, roasted malts, some dark fruits and ended in a light coffee bitter finish. A decent tasting stout.


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