Brewed by Brouwerij de Prael
Style: Sweet Stout
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Brewed for the 25th anniversary of Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman, Amsterdam as De Melkman, after that (from may 2011) known as Zwarte Riek (not to be mistaken for de Zwarte Riek Schwarzbier, 5.4%)

MarcoDL's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (1995) - - DEC 4, 2013
Flat stout that is a little too sweet for my taste. Could use some more depth and spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2526) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Pitch black color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Blue cheese, harsh roast in aroma. Sweet, milky, medium roast, faint but fresh hops in taste. Sweet milky aftertaste. Sweet mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taboada (262) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 29, 2014
Tap tasted on 28/06/2014. Milk stout black colour with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and dark roasts. Taste is milky,light and smooth with a little of chocolate. Light body and carbonation. Very easy to drink, without strong. Next one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at t’Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Black with tan head. The beer has a dry bitterness but quite grainy in character even a touch on the sourish side. Lasting on the palate, dry roasted nuts, tarry. Not quite there for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Almost black coloured hue with a brownish and short foamy head. Mildly roasted malty aroma with hints of milk sugar and a touch of chocolate, leather and liquorice. Sweet and delicately roasty bitter flavour, light bodied but not watery mouthfeel with a modest carbonation. Slightly sugary and roasty dark malt character with notes of caramel, chocolate and shy traces of mocha; finishes less sweet than expected with a mildly roasty bitter touch and notes of chocolate in the aftertaste. Not an overly enhanced but quite likeable Milk Stout. 22.V.14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle 330ml
Thanks bierkoning! Dark opaque brown color, steady small brownish head. Caramel, licorice, cough syrup and light tartness in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Flavor is very similar to aroma: lightly toasted but dominated by caramel and cough syrup. No lactose, more like light tartness. Simple - probably was better fresh on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2048) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
Black with small light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is slightly coffee, some roast. Tastes coffee and some chocolate notes. Good beer, not too heavy. (Amsterdam 201404)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (1939) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. 4.9%. Best before 05.14. Pours a dark brown with a frothy, but settling tan head. No lacing. Malty aroma, a bit roasted, and with a dark fruit note. Spicy/sweet liquorice-like note as it warms. Feels a bit dusty. Flavour is sweet, malty and roasted with a spicy note. Iron overtone. Sweet finish, malty and with the same spicy/sweet liquorice-like note like in the aroma. Lingering grassy note. A bit too much carbonation. Overall so-so; not bad, but nothing special either. 11.04.14.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
bottle at a bar. poured a dark brown colour with a nice off white head. bit of smoked malts, roasted notes, caramel, some vanilla, bit of chocolate, dry aftertaste. boring beer,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomekk1978 (408) - POLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa, niemal natychmiast zanikająca, wysycenie minimalne. Aromat: ciemne słody, kwaskowość, laktoza, spieczone ciasto. Smak: kwaśny, wytrawny, spieczone ciasto, paloność. Zdecydowanie czego innego oczekuję po milk stoucie, który powinien zawierać słodycz. Tutaj mamy wersję wręcz wytrawną. Kolejne piwo z De Prael nie zachwyca.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bleki (50) - Gliwice, POLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Appearance: black, with nice tan foam. Aroma: caramel, coffee, milky taste, some bread. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter. Light body, thin texture and medium carbonation.

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