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


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RATINGS: 276   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2011
A pretty good stout. Poured a dark black with a tan head that dissapated quickly. Smelled like milk and a little bit of cocoa. Drank this out of a shaker

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reggiedunlop (3218) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours deep brown/black with a medium mocha head...decent lacing. Smells faintly of dark fruit...fig...hints at cocoa...smells a bit like cardboard. Flavor has hints of caramel and chocolate but is very bland. Mouthfeel is slightly watery with a roasty coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (3555) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Blanchard’s, Allston 11.2oz ($3): Pours a darkish color with a quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma of sugar and stuff like that. Taste is a little on the thin side and so is the body. Mildly sweet and buttery. Not a horrible beer, but it is its own kind of thing and is worth trying.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GT2 (8741) - 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 (17520) - Malmö, 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 (669) - 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. It’s 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 (7895) - 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 (16111) - , 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 (3035) - 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 doesn’t instill much confidence in the quality, but at least it’s 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 isn’t a very good milk stout; it seems a bit flimsy and lacks depth and richness, but it’s still enjoyable enough to want to finish the bottle. Not a repeat purchase though.

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