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


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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
330mL. Pour is very strange- a deep caramel coffee pour with half and half real head and half just large, worthless bubbles. Dissipates quickly to a medley of soapy bubbles. No real head formation and no lace. Looks like opaque in the glass. Nose is strange- like sweet seedy strawberry along with volatile notes of seaweed and iodine. As it warms, characters of rotted vegetables and asparagus. Taste is watery and metallic- almost superlative metal taste like straight rusted metal and blood iron. Turns out to be colored artificially which is nasty. Very poor. Actively gross.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16719) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sweetish lactic aroma with hints of chocoalte. Sweetish malty milky caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel milky finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Chuckaduck (645) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Pours a dark brown with a bubbly red-brown head. Aroma is some caramel notes, not much else. Taste is a touch bitter, creamy, sweet; also a bit coppery but I suspect that has more to do with the bottling/handling than the brewing. Itís not great tasting but it goes down smooth. Not one I would recommend.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
11.2 oz brown bottle. It pours a deep blackish brown with a thick and creamy tan head that recedes with a bit of nice lacing. The smell is interesting, a bit of permanent marker, chocolate, and sugar. The flavor is light and sweet, there is a lot of metallic flavor, mostly milky milk chocolate, it is a bit buttery. It is okay, easy to pound and get over with. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-12-2010 03:26:01

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
23rd February 2009
Milk stout with caramel added. Opaque very dark brown beer. Surprisingly flavoursome - light lactose sweetness over some unsubtle caramel malt. Just a trace of roasty malt flavour. Semi dry finish with more lactose sweetness. Okay - a bit clunky!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2011
how does this get a 39 rating?!? really? seriously? this was delicious, one of the easiest beers to drink ive ever had. what, just because a beer isnt in double digits abv, it cant be good? this was absolutely enjoyable and i cant wait to have another one. maybe the new definition of a winter session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
21-Feb-10 (11.2-oz bottle: Purchased 30-Dec-09 for $2.49 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Having to artificially color a stout doesnít instill much confidence in the quality, but at least itís black and opaque except for some translucent brown at the very edge. The beer smells sweet and caramely, with dark bread, molasses, anise and some earthiness. Similar flavors of sugar, molasses, cola, ash, chocolate milk, prunes, and a touch of sourness. Light-medium in body with the sugar giving the beer some additional weight, and carbonation is on the low side. The half-inch tall, dark-tan head recedes to a filmy layer and leaves a few rings of lace on the glass as the beer is consumed. Overall, this isnít a very good milk stout; it seems a bit flimsy and lacks depth and richness, but itís still enjoyable enough to want to finish the bottle. Not a repeat purchase though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Aroma is chocolate, and heavy caramel sweetness-nearly like candy, not really beer like. Taste is fake caramel, sweetness, some chocolate. Palate is thin and watery. Very much like cola. Not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Narnad (1462) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Pours deep black with a milk shake like creamy head. Aroma has a sweetness that combines with a modest roasted note. Flavor has a watered down raisin flavor with some very mild chocolate, light caramel and a sweet lacto finish. Body has a modest density but it has a slightly watery texture. Overall not bad but not good. You can feel the lactose in the brew as it doesnít feel like what a typical heavy feel dose, kinda a false heaviness. The sweetness imparted from the lactose and the flavors of the beer meld to form a kind of eclectic grouping of flavors that donít work the best in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Beautiful near black pour with quick fading light brown head. As a sweet stout, this is definitely off the mark. But if you look at it as a stout mixed with a flanders red, then this is quite creative. Lightly tart and acidic, roasty sweet backbone.

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