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Brewed by Simonds Farsons Cisk
Style: Sweet Stout
Mriehel, Malta

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Milk Stout with caramel color added.
First brewed in 1946. Abv changed from 3.4% to 3.8% in 2006. Lactose added after fermentation.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Pours black with ever so slight reddish hues at the corners, with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of murky dark crystal malt, tobacco, stale coffee, toffee, and dark bready notes. Taste is sweet, creamy, with notes of dark crystal and foamy, perhaps stale chocolate malt. Finishes with slight bitterness and lactose sweetness. Mouthfeel is mouthfeel bodied and slightly creamy with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhc21 (74) - Midlothian, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with a dirty brown head. Milky, Chocately and delicious. A sort of, refreshing stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of grainy malt with some milk. Flavor is malty with sugar, milk and a little chocolate.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours black with a thin light brown head. smell is pretty weak. It almost kind of smells like a skunky corona which i thought was just plain wierd and not good. The taste wasnt as bad as the smell. Pretty creamy with a dose of caramel and chocolate but still got some of that skunkiness that wasnt welcomed. Pretty sweet taste up front and in the aftertaste. Kind of watery for a stout. Not terrible, but really not that good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2007
12oz Bottle: Very dark pour, near black. Just a bit of light comes through. Tan head, creamy, not much lacing. The aroma is oatey and malty. Some crystal, cereal flakes, light hint of dark cocoa. The flavor is extremely mild. Light bodied, yet it has a creamy texture. Light metallic hints, mild pruney cocoa notes, some wood, lactic caramel sweetness, and a surprisingly clean, almost chocolate yogurt like finish, without the sharpness of yogurt. Decent qualities for such a low ABV. Somewhat simple, yet interesting and different stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3941) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
This is a blend of authenticity and artificiality. The appearance would count for a lot--such a rich, dark caramel head on an opaque black body--were it not for the front label that reveals "with artificial coloring". It is very drinkable but not impressive: a sweet, somewhat milk-powder sweet, with oily caramel but extremely muted, even when it warms considerably. In some, itís way too plain to win great praise, even as it is not a bad drinking beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Completely black with a tan head. Can definitely smell the milk sugar in this beer, and thatís about it. Almost a sour milk smell, very distinguisable, and not really pleasant. This beer tastes nothing like a stout, all I get is some caramel flavor and a watery palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (6821) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottled(330ml). -Deep black coloured, small dark brown head, milk chocolate nose. Light sweet roasted malty aroma with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, caramel and lactic sourness. Light dry bitter finish. It starts very sweet, then becomes bitter but also has mild milky aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
Black colour with a light brown head. Light roasted malty aroma with fruity and chocolate sweet notes. Dark fruit sweet flavor with a vague roasted note. Sweet, light dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2983) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours jet black in color, brownish colored thin head, decent lacing, weak retention. The aroma was grassy with some light roast, not easy to pick anything distinctive up. The flavor was grassy, metallic, roasted malts, licorice, some chocolate. Mouthfeel was light, acidic, a bit dry, came across lager-like, schwarzbier style-ish, imo. Not a stellar stout, but better than the usual pale lager required to pick up a new country. Malta? I didnít even know it existed or where it existed before drinking this and looking it up. Who says beer isnít educational? Why else would I have learned about Malta geography?


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