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

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
The head is ok, the body black. It smells roasty, coffee, chocolate, intensive. The taste is chocolate, a bit milky, roasty, coffee, interesting. Intensive, interesting and tasty. 12/12/12/11/-/12

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2777) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 On tap at Oslo. Appearance: pitch black, tan head. Aroma: lots of rich milk chocolate, coffee, a little leather and toast. Flavour: Lovely milk chocolate, quite roasty, nice milky mouthfeel with a decent leather, wood and coffee finish. Their best beer by far.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2428) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (2396) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
BBE Mar/05/2015, LOT 059
The beer starts smooth and creamy. Roasted chocolate in the mainpart, slightly toffee-sweet. The aftertaste is smooth, chocolate with hints of espresso, nicely smooth roasted. In the last end there is a nice bitterness, that harmonises ideal with the rest of the roasted chocolate-flavour.
Very nice Sweet Stout! --> 13/13/14/14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2144) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2062) - 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, i’m 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 - I’d prefer this on cask as the fizz loses the underlying smoothness. Did like this one

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1537) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1140) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 4, 2014
Was expecting something to the effect of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, but this isn’t so ineffectual. This has a lovely serious bite to it. Thick pour into the pint glass, HUGE tan head that took awhile to dissipate, little to no lacing on the glass. Big chocolate and coffee aroma, some bitter hop resin. Bitter on the tongue like burnt coffee, then the sweetness of the chocolate and the smoothness of the milk sugars come through and add to the finish to make a fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (797) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 1, 2013
On draught @ against the grain. Deep brown with a huge tan head, looks great. Lovely milk chocolate nose with some dusty roast malt. Taste is balanced between sweet chocolate malt and a hint of hop bitterness. Quite thin bodied, though that’s not a complaint, carries the robust flavour well. More milk chocolate in the finish. Very nice.


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