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

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RATINGS: 273   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.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no freshness date on the bottle. Appearance: The body has a nice dark chocolaty brown color with a light brown, chocolate milk shake like head on top. The head has very good retention makes tons of thick light brown lacing on the glass. Smell: Its aroma has a mix of leafy hops, minerals and smoky roasted grain. Taste/Mouth Feel: The flavor has hints of coffee with cream, some smoke, sweet roasted gain, leafy hops and a light dusting of dark coco powder. It has a nice medium body with a silky smooth texture and soft carbonation. It is slick but not overly thick or cloying at all. Notes: There is a lot of flavor packed into this little beer that has only 3.8%abv. This could be a nice dark session beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1837) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Pours a very dark brown, almost black with only a small ammount of of light brown head that dissapears. An aroma of coffee and malt. The taste has hints of very bitter chocolate, some burnt malt and an sweeter finish. I really liked it.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
The body has a nice dark chocolaty brown color with a light brown, chocolate milk shake like head on top. The head has very good retention makes tons of thick light brown lacing on the glass. Its aroma has a mix of leafy hops, minerals and smoky roasted grain. The flavor has hints of coffee with cream, some smoke, sweet roasted gain, leafy hops and a light dusting of dark coco powder. It has a nice medium body with a silky smooth texture and soft carbonation. It is slick but not overly thick or cloying at all.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhc21 (74) - Midlothian, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with a dirty brown head. Milky, Chocately and delicious. A sort of, refreshing stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2007
Sweet and very full bodied for the ABV and a good crossing between milk chocolate and stout. Page 164 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 193 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Farsons Lacto is a solid black beer with a dense, splotchy brown head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a sweet roasted aroma that somehow smells warm, like a freshly baked cake. It’s medium bodied and a bit sharp with a quick finish. It’s sweet, cola-like and a little buttery. It’s like drinking a cake. It’s a little bit like a Baltic Porter, I suppose. I enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
satanda (428) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2010
Poměrně pitelný stout, skoro až začínám uvažovat o nějaké dovolené na Maltě :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3749) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2008
33 cl. Opaque, jet black with a 3 finger head that lasts and leaves some icing on the glass. Milk chocolate, butterscotch, slight char, and a twinge of buttermilk in the nose. Flavor is coffee, caramel, apples, sour cream, some dark roasted barley, and finally some English hops. Finish is fruity, piquant and dryish. Medium body is pretty smooth, with some slight acidic tingle; finishes a bit dry and astringent. A tasty and unique, chuggable stout. If I were in Malta, this might be my beer of choice, as I suspect the majority may be pale lagers.

3.7
   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


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