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

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
From tap. POurs dark brown to black, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Lingering rich malt flavoured, coffee and chocolate notes. Lingering bitterness swept through the rich malt base into a medium, yet slight sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
5th October 2015
Craft Pimlico. The Italian/Irish event. Keg. With Jackie and Simon. Clear dark amber - brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light with modest fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts. Little lactose sweetness. Mild dark chocolate. Light finish. Standard stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16640) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15174) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2016
Tap. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate caramel, lacto and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, lacto, medium sweet, hop, little liquorice and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14011) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at The Black Sheep, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out dry oats upfront - very dry and bitter. Flavour is quite rich and robust, with oats, dry cocoa and a light bitterness. Quite full-bodied and well-balanced. Very good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11505) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2016
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts and biscuit. Taste is more of the same. Creamy texture, decent finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Milk chocolate is topped with roastiness and mild vanilla in this intelligent Milk Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the blackness.
-This is not a vanilla mess, for once. A dessert Stout you can actually drink because it stills tastes like Stout AND the dosage of the adjuncts is just.
-Drinkability is high.
-Mouthfeel is expectedly rich despite the 4.5% abv, but the roastiness cuts into the sugar nicely.
-Dosage is perfect. Never got tired of the chocolate and lactose. Great pint of Stout.
-If they ever offer through on nitrogen, it’s going to make a killing, methinks...

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (7548) - 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


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