Untitled Art / Cruz Blanca - Dulce De Leche Stout
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #499
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Ranked #21,065
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 3.83%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
21
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88
Very Good
Untitled Art / Cruz Blanca - Dulce De Leche StoutUntitled Art / Cruz Blanca - Dulce De Leche Stout
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Photo of REVZEB
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body with a big light brown head. Smell had the classic dulce de leche aromas along with dark cocoa and malt. However, the taste did not come together, with roasted malt, barley, and ash tray leading, before the vanilla and dulce de leche caramel flavors kicked in, but not potently either. Feel is roasted, chewy, and dry. Missed the mark here

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Full disclosure - I sure did love dulce de leche as a kid, and this form - it ain't bad at all...

Pouring this out of the can into the pint I found it to look very thick, very creamy and though it only poured a thin head, it had the most lightest of lacings I have seen, quite possibly, ever. The smell at first was an assault of sweetness and after a few seconds the light booziness appeared and the distinct maltiness of a stout made itself know. Mouthfeel was as cream and thick as it pour with some light carbonation and the taste was a well blended mixture of sweet caramel, malts, and roasted coffee (but not strong nor overpowering.) This was something I had hoped it would be special, and in my book, it is.

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Photo of Buck89
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. A clear cola brown color on the pour, producing a dank brown color in the glass with a thick tan head that lingered. The aroma was bright for a milk stout with sweet lactose, vanilla, chocolate, and earthy notes. The hop presence on the palate was surprisingly strong. Not bad, but floral notes that distracted from the roasted grain and milky flavors. Feel was a tad thin but silky. Enjoyable but a bit too hoppy for the style IMO.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can, date stamped 11/20/19. Dark brown bodied ale with a foamy tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, grain, chocolate, lactose, and vanilla. Sweet flavors as expected with loads of caramel & lactose along with cocoa, mild roasted barley, toast, brown cane sugar, vanilla, and earthy hops that round out the flavors. Full body, sweet but not cloyingly, ample carbonation, modest peppery and earthy bitterness. This was good - I appreciate its uniqueness.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is coffee, chocolate and earthy dark malts. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, mild milk/lactose, dark malts and an acidic/slightly earthy finish.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 11/20/2019. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, raisin, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, peppercorn, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts, lactose, caramel, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, raisin, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, peppercorn, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery, roast, charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust, licorice, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, peppercorn, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, lactose, caramel, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great hop/char bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and sticky/chalky/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 8% after the finish. Overall this is an excellent flavored milk stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, lactose, caramel, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/charred/drying finish. Nicely soft, and not overly bitter/charred. Great balance of rich malt complexity, lactose, and caramel flavors; with great earthy hop presence/balance, and restrained fruity yeast. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected of the brewery. A bit too bitter than I expected, but not overwhelming.

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Photo of Roguer
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bit light, clear, and cola-like. Good head production and retention.

Wonderfully on-spot milk stout tones. Thick chewy caramel, toast, cream, dark fruit, espresso, and toffee.

Coffee, toast, caramel, banana, nuts lead the way on the palate, along with brown sugar, dark fruit, and cream. Quite roasty, but equally smooth. Drinks with a milk stout profile of a lower ABV brew, with a body to match, coming across quite lively and a touch slick.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 11/20/19; drank 12/7/19 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE tan head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Cream, milk chocolate, mild cinnamon, faint strawberry & faint clove notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Cream, mild chocolate & faint cinnamon flavors up front; faint clove bite on the finish. Mild strawberry notes emerged as this warmed.

Too thin, perhaps, but a nice brew.

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 21 ratings