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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (12792) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12593) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (12544) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thewolf (11930) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (11825) - Escondido, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (11740) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from the Supermarket in Sliema, Malta. It pours near black with a decent tan head. The nose is roasty, milk chocolate, coffee and chewy caramel. The taste is smooth, roasted malt, coffee grounds, toast, very light lactose, mild bitterness and a touch of acidity with a dry finish. Light+ body and moderate carbonation. Not a whole lot of depth to it, but the balance works pretty well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2003
very dark black colour, few foam, chocolate nose, slightly roasted, sweet and light-bodied, lactic, brief light bitter finish

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (11500) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks mom for bringing this from Malta! Black with a medium brown head. Aroma of milk-chocolate, some coffee, roast, light creamy notes and a bit of dark fruits. Sweet flavor with some fruits, chocolate, light acidic notes and a bit of yeast. Light to medium-bodied. Too thin. Aroma is promising but the flavor doesn’t deliver.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11004) - 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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