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Style: Sweet Stout
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A balance of speciality malts, including roasted chocolate barley malt, produces the rich malt flavours which are smoothed further with the traditional addition of lactose (milk sugar)


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co., 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet chocolate, milk chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120115]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2012
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Transparently black. Rich roasty coffee aroma. Mid sweet with soft mouthfeel and fairly light body. Coffee with cream with spicy hops atop. Flavourful, soothing and beautifully drinkable. Long bitter finish. A winner!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 10th January 2012
Cask in the craft. Deep red brown clear beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Sweet chocolate tones with a little tang. Underneath is pleasing red fruits that really round off the beer. Mild minerals. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Really nicely joined up and a pleasant surprise.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
A few pints on tap at CBC, London. Pours dark brown with a fine, off-white head. Chalky, roasted malt nose, some cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor, dry with chalky baking cocoa, some dark sugar, and moderate roast. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Superbly balanced and in great condition. Lightly dry finish, more cocoa, decent roast, light earth, dark sugar. Very solid beer overall. Highly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Black beer with a nice beige head. Milky chocolate aroma, cocoa, creamy notes, licorice and vanilla. Milkt chocolate flavor, licorice, soot, cocoa, salty. Rather on the malty side but still very drinkable. Smooth cream and chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Draft House, Tower Bridge, London. Black with cream head. Dark roasted malty, grainy body carrying a sweet , chocolatey flavour with hints of sweetish nut and a milky flavour. Lasting but a little glutinous on the tongue. I struggled a little.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012)
Lovely and dark - a chocolate colour, and a lovely spongy head to match. Doesn’t smell sweet like many milk stouts do. It’s a good rich roast, a touch of coffee if anything. Phil gets crab salad too, bizarrely. Creamy feel in the mouth, and you do get a slight sweetness, in particular in the early finish. Nice. Good mellow roast. Probably one of the best milk stouts we’ve ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Cask conditioned Handpump Cask & Kitchen London. A very dark brown coloured beer with an off-white bubbly head. A good bitter roasty stout. Definite chocolate notes but they don’t present as particularly sweet. There are mocha notes and a touch of fruit. This is really tasty. Score 4.1
Subsequent rating scored 3.9. Average becomes 4.0

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Served on cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green into an English Half pint jug (Jan ’12). Pours dark chestnut brown verging on off-black with a small white head that held up for 4 or 5 minutes then thinned to line the edges. Roasted malts on the nose and a bitter chocolate aroma dominating Plenty of this roasted malt flavour in the taste along with chocolate (again more bitter than sweet) a little caramel and a burnt sugar taste in the background. Maybe a hint of roasted coffee in the flavour as well? Quite full bodied for 4.5% but nowhere near the ’chewy’ category Plenty of lacing on the glass throughout drinking In the aftertaste I got the ’creamy’ aspect of this beer ! Remember - MILK chocolate stout! A creamy bittersweet roasted finish - most pleasant!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Cask, handpump at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London 6th Jan 2012 Black in colour with a slim head. Whilst this has a pleasant roastiness it is more than balanced out by a soft indulgent creaminess, strong maltiness throughout and yet there is a lingering bitterness, the finish is erring towards the dry. Decent chocolate stout, quite rich, creamy and enjoyable and not too sweet. [b> A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov13 3.5


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