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


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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16314) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle, thx to larsga. It’s a dark, dark brown beer with a nice dark beige head. Sweetish, caramel notes with some roasted malts. Sweet, caramel flavor, roasted, almost sugary, with some roasted bitterness. Medium body. Sweet in the finish. A quite tasteful beer, but far too sweet. (090605)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (15946) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle @ holiday resort in Malta. Almost black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, caramel and light buttery. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 151015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (14841) - 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 (13850) - 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 (13611) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (13266) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of dried grains, powdered milk and toasted chocolate malt. Light body. More like a dark lager than a stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13068) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12856) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12763) - 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 doesn’t 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (12676) - 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.

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