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


on tap


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RATINGS: 285   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10892) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: black, fine light brown head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma with a touch of dark chocolate
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, milky sweetness, touch of roasted, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (10850) - , 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10784) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, bubbly, dark brown head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted grain, caramel), light hops (grass), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of soured, sweaty socks, milk, and plastic. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness and bitterness, moderate acidity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (10513) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours a very dark reddish black with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet malts and raisin with a rotten vegetable note and which initially had an odd bologna like meaty note that fortunately dissipated. Taste is very thin with roasted malts, light dark fruits and a metallic note. Thin bodied. This one is not so hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2003
very dark black colour, few foam, chocolate nose, slightly roasted, sweet and light-bodied, lactic, brief light bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle, thanks yespr. Pours a nice deep dark red-brown colour. Sweet caramel grainy aroma. The flavour is quite sweet with some roasted malt, grains and some chocolate. Sweet roastish grainy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (10100) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Sampled @ home shared with Martinus. Opaque pitch black color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, sweet malts, slightly some bitterness, some caramel. Could be worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10089) - 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 it’s 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized borwn head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and light caramel. Tastes of roasted / burnt malts, chocolate, caramel, and had a coffee bitter finish. With the name, I was expecting more of a Lacto presence.

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