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


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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6970) - 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 (14435) - , 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 (1136) - 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 (1451) - 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 (3733) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed as fresh as we can get it in the U.S. Pours and dark and lightly translucent cola to mahogany color ("caramel color added....really?....thatís weak). A moderate, super-frothy, medium-brown head settles to a thin film with a clear-bubbled edge. Scattered splotches and spots of lacing mark the glass. The aroma is immediately off-putting, bordering on offensive, really. Umami is the foremost characteristic, suggesting such off-kilter aspects as tomato paste, mushrooms, souring milk, and even some raw beef....yuck! Underlying notes of dry malted chocolate milk balls and stale caramel just arenít on point. Awful nose. Flavors, while not as downright awful, certainly arenít good. Soured milk, stale grain, stale caramel....stale, stale, stale. You get the idea. Just not good at all. The palate is weak and sugary, with a strange tingle and a lingering, soured finish. Ugh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Tasted from a 11.2 oz bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Pours a deep black body with a medium brown/black head that dissipates pretty quickly. Incredibly wine-like and alcoholic in the head (even though itís rated at around 4% ABV). This is probably from the lactose. Creamy and milky mouthfeel. Dark malty flavor like a stout with a definitive milk-like character (again probably from the lactose). Quite thin and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9135) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2010
250ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Italian Weeks 2010)
5 Very sweet sugary aroma, but loads of metal too.
4 Deep brown, lovely chocolate coloured head.
6 slightly irony taste, but that mellows to being just deep roast after a few sips. Clearly sweet, but that doesnít jump out at you. Reasonable balance
4 sweet smoothness, but not sticky, carbonation crispens it up nicely. Finish sweet and burnt roastiness
13 I liked this. I think these guys could make a very good dry strong stout.

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