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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 26, 2013
Pours deep black. Not much head. Light smoke, chocolate nose. Chocolate, smoky, coffee liquorice taste. Medium carbonation. Not that sweet and rounded with a nice bitterness. Bit too light bodied but nice enough stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (137) - Killarney, IRELAND - OCT 13, 2013
Keg at Salt House, Galway. Poured dark with thin tan head - which fizzled out quickly. Chocolate and coffee notes. Very good overall

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [131213]
Pitch black, big frothy dark tan head, some lacing. Aroma of soft dark malts, some sweet dark chocolate, soft roast. Taste of roasted malts, yeasty, quite rich dark malts, dab of coffee, some soft bitter hop in there, slightly earthy. Medium carb (maybe a bit over carbonated) and body, smooth. Finish - getting more chocolate here, like dry cocoa, dark malts. Overall - Moreish stuff, drank the bottle in no time. I prefer this to the keg beer. 3.6 > 3.7

Keg @ Brew Dock, Dublin [200913] 7/4/7/3/15
Very dark brown, tan bubbly head, good lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, slightly smoky, touch burnt, soft dark malts
Taste of dark roasted malts, very soft burnt notes, some dark soft palin chocolate, milk sugars, dark sugars, im getting into this, good stuff
Palate - Medium carb, medium thin body, too fizzy for a stout, sweet dark malts with slight burnt toasted notes. Finish as mian flavour, soft bitter, dark powedery chocolate, not keen on the fizz but a swirl helps sort it out
Overall - Id prefer this on cask as the fizz loses the underlying smoothness. Did like this one

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2013
Draught. Black with a tan short lived head, good lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate. Flavour is coffee and chocolate on a velvet light bitter base. Burnt dry palate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
navarromd (2) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
Beautiful design, chocolate color, deep coffee aroma, Good foam, perfect body and chocolate, smoked taste, yet light enough to drink. Amazing beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bren_Beer (18) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Tap @ Brew Dock. Chocolate and coffee - two of the greatest things on earth join forces in this super stout. I hear they will soon be bottling it too, which is great news too. Highly recommended! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Edit 25/8/13 now available in 500ml bottles. 4.5% abv. Same great taste. Carbonation a little on the flat side.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dreamflower (576) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Wow! This was one of my favourite beers of all time. Dark sweet milk chocolate. Lots of flavour. This was absolutely incredible. Would love to be able to have this on a more regular basis.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
Tap at Brew Dock, Dublin. Dark brown, off white head, lacing. Coffee roast flavour and sweet milk cocoa. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1608) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
Tap @ The Black Sheep, Dublin. Pours black with light brown head. Aromas, as well as tastes, of milk chocolate, coffee, licorice and soy. Although sweet, there is a nice and well balanced bitterness. A great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2979) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 15, 2013
Keg at against the grain.
Fully opaque dark brown with ruby highlights and narrow tan head. Red berries nose, full bodied, at first dry then plenty of chocolate and lactose sweetness leading to a long malty finish. V impressed.


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