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Brewed by Galway Bay Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Galway, Ireland

bottled
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg,regular
Also available bottled
Was 4.3%
Milk Chocolate Stout
Decadent and complex while remaining wholly refreshing and drinkable. This Stout is brewed with Milk Sugars and Chocolate to give rich flavours and body that goes down smooth.
Taste of Chocolate and smooth mouthfeel, due to the additions of Dark Chocolate and Milk Sugars (Lactose) respectively. While dark, rich and decadent this beer finds balance and subtlety in its lightness and drinkability. Great for matching with sweeter dishes and intense desserts.
Speciality Malts - Oats, Munich, Chocolate, Crystal, Roast Barley
Hops (32 IBU) - Magnum, Cascade


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2727) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Keg in the Brew Dock, Dublin. Pours deep mahogany with a good beige head. Lovely sweet cocoa aroma. The taste starts with light spice and cola before rich chocolate pudding. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2668) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, smallish bubbly head, very dark brown to black color, aroma of cocoa, pencil sharpnings, dark chocolate and a hint of mud, flavor of carob, mud, toasted almost charred bread, light bodied and a tad bland, but still nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Black. Good aroma of milk chocolate, some roast, and a fruity hint. Sweet flavor with milk chocolate and some roast. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1231) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
(50 cl bottle from Fine Wines, Galway; BBD: June 12th 2016; L0116) Poured into hotel glass at 18 degrees reveals a pitch black body with two-finger toffee head - big bubbles that seems to recede somewhat quickly leaving film and lace. Aroma is nicely roasted toffee with coffe notes. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium body and a well balanced finish that is more sweet than dry or bitter but the roasting complements it nicely. Flavour is dark and roasted but the lactose balances it well. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (954) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Taste of Kirsty’s at Alfie Byrne’s in Dublin. Very dark. Almost coffee coloured head, which was large to start with.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (572) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Draft at BeerMarket Dublin - De couleur noir avec une fine mousse beige qui disparaît assez vite - Au nez des arômes de chocolat, café, malt rôti, mélasse, une pointe de sauce soja - En bouche du chocolat, mélasse, malt rôti, sirop d’érable et café - Corp moyen, amertume légère, bonne carbonation, douce et soyeuse, final douce et chocolat - excellente sweat stout crémeuse un peu sucrée vraiment parfait

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padchenko (221) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 22, 2015
Pours black with a small brown head that disappears quickly. Roasted hoppy flavour with some chocolate and coffee. Full of flavour, very drinkable, bitter with some sweetness in the mouth. Medium carbonation. Lovely beer. More please!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Draft at the source with the family. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is sharp with some alcohol ufront and notes of roast, cocoa and malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15534) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Keg at Brew Dock, Dublin, 28/06/15. Pitch black with a solid dirty tan head that dissipates but retains, good lacingensues. Let this jjuan site nearly 15 minutes before I raked it and it still looked bo shizzl - solid 5 appearance being offered. Nose is roast malt, Chocolate, toffee fudge, light coffee, spice trace. Taste carries light coffee grinds, sweet chocolate fondue, light charr, toffee fudge, trace molasses, dark fruit tickle. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light roast. Solid sweet stout, top draw for style, great balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of nice chocolate, coffee, roast, molasses, lactose, some caramel. Taste was a mix of sweet chocolate, vanilla, lactose, slight roast, coffee, hints of spice, finishing slightly sweet.


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