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


on tap


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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 Bottle. An attractive pour: Dark brown, caramel highlights, with a brown head. Very faint aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is thin, some light coffee. Body is light to medium, fizzy. Very little action in the finish, almost no aftertaste. Just lackluster on pretty much all fronts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
Very dark brown. Nutty, sweet malt aroma, with light coffee. Light body. Vaguely nutty, sweetish and thin. After Jackson's praise, and armed with the knowledge of just how cool this could be to find a classic milk stout in Malta, I had this on my "most wanted list" for years. Disappointing, and a far cry from the Milk Stout I had from John Harvard's a few years back, which was a far better example of what can be done with the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (12946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2009
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, sugar, malt, prunes. Flavour is sweet, sugar, malt, prunes, hop. Medium to thin body. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12749) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Aroma is something of milk verging on souring with dark roasted malt. Very dark color with a dark tan head that laced a bit on its way to a ring. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. A slight bit lactic (aka sour) with some dark roasted malt and a light sweetness. Finish tends to flatten to mild sweet balanced by a very light dark malt burnt bitter. It’s quite pleasant, very drinkable, and fits, I think, a very old English style (say pre-war) which hangs on in strange places. Check out Younger of Alloa Sweetheart Stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12433) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2007
(33cl bottle) Large brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, some roast. Taste is medium sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, some raisin, lactic sourness. Watery/creamy light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12353) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of yoghurt, caramel, and toasted malt (lightly charred). Flavor of sweet malt, milk, and cocoa with a somwhat metallic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12216) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle from River’s Bend. Pours a dark black with large brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma was sweet chocolate milk. Medium body with a smooth texture. Flavor medium sweet and the finish was medium malty sweet . Finish was smooth and light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (11662) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, filtered, 285ml, many thanks Nige. Dark brown with tan head. I spent 2 weeks on Malta and never found this, a friend bought it back from the airport!. Thin and sweet dark beer, with some roasted notes, toffee, butterscotch in the background, not much else really. Probably the best of the Farsons beers though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle. [thank you, yespr, shared @ Plan B]
Pours a very dark brown with a great creamy beige-brown head that disappears quickly. A very nice-looking beer. Aroma is light chocolate, but with a background of metal. Watery palate. Flavour is mostly metallic and rather poor, some light roasted and chocolate notes peep through – but this is sure a case of good looks, no substance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ratman197 (11508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle poured a translucent brownish black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of chocolate milk, light roastinesslight vanilla and a hint of carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied, smooth and watery.Flavors of milk chocolate, light roast and light vanilla with a smooth clean finish. What a disappointment!

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