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Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Sweet Stout
Ilkley, England

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Keg and bottle.
Cranberry Milk Stout. Originally brewed in collaboration with the Craft Beer Co.. There is sharp fresh cranberry to balance the sweetness of the milk


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (1478) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2014
Light beige head, clear copper body, low foam and modest lacings. Sweet slightly roasted chocolate malts and small fruit-flowers to the nose. Sweet chocolate malts to the tongue, followed by a shy hop and a barbecued prune. Easy to drink, ok body and smooth carb. Some cocoa-toffee and dark chocolate in the finish, and the hop is less shy. (Btl 500ml@Kjeller5 TromsÝ)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (365) - - APR 20, 2014
Quite drinkable but a bit nondescript. Very mild aroma. Dark brown almost black. Quite malty tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
0.5l bottle as Holy Cow. This is a clear warm deep dark amber almost bronze looking thing with a medium sized bubbly and light lacing cream white top. Initially not very inviting on the nose. Old and locked up earthy aromas with old coffee and old vegetables. After a while it gets a bit more interesting, sweet caramel and malty but not something I would have identifies as a stout in any format what so ever. It luckily tastes much better. Mild roasted all the way, and itís definitely not to sweet. Lots of burned grains and coffee here and it has a mild metallic touch to the strong bitterness. Feels light oily in the mouth and it has a below average carbonation level. Did not start off all that good, but it grows in you. Old chocolate hints in the nutty bitter finish and aftertaste. 20.12.2013

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1117) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Clear, dark copper body with a rather small, off-white head that leaves some lacing. Roasted, moderate aroma with mild coffee, acidic fruits/berries and spices, with dark dried fruits and chocolate in the back. Very nice! The moderate flavour is less roasted, what dominates are fruits (rather acidic ones) and herbs in the fairly long-lasting moderate bitter and light acidic finish. Also fainter notes of dark dried fruits, coffee and chocolate. Moderate sweet initial taste. Mid-bodied, oily texture and too flat carbonation. A decent brew.
[50 cl bottle as Holy Cow, enjoyed 7 months before BB date, from Meny Oslo City, Oslo]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1627) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
Keg @ Brewery Tap, Leeds as Holy Cow. A fair amount of roasted bitterness for a milk stout and canít pick out any cranberry. Canít help feeling confused drinking this but still, quite a nice beer. Would like to try from a bottle to get a better idea of this.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonTja (261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
Pours see through black, no real head. Aroma is of toasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, with some chocolate malts very easy going and sadly a bit watery, cranberry seems to be missing completely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Craft Beer Co, Brixton, London in Oct 2012 - Reddish Brown in colour. Very malty; roasty malts, milky chocolate, caramel. Fruity; subtle hints of berry fruits, cranberries. Hoppy; slight balancing hop bitterness. Sweet malty fruity throughout. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1507) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle as Holy Cow. Amber color with a medium thin creamy head. Aroma of caramel, berries and cream. Dry taste with some initial sweetness. Medium bitter finish.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [270214]
Dark caramel brown, clear, thin frothy off white head, looks like a dark brown bitter rather than a stout
Aroma - Soft fruity caramel malts, touch of toasted malt, slight alcohol, slight plastic, dull
Taste - Caramel malts, soft fruits, bit yeasty, dab of roasted malt, no cranberry at all, nothing like a milk stout, more a roasted bitter.
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, very oily texture, quite sweet. Finish as main flavour, soft fruity malts, some bitter twiggy hops. Finish as main flavour, toasted malt, slight roasted chocolate tail, over oily finish
Overall - itís not a milk stout at all, doesnít look, taste or have the nose of one. I wanted a cranberry milk stout and got a fruity, twiggy, over oily, fairly strong brown bitter. Iím marking this down heavily as the beer is so far from the description. The Siberia bottle I got a month ago was clear with no rhubarb, inferior and unlike the original beer. What is going on with this brewery?

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HULK777 (360) - - FEB 25, 2014
Red berries and chocolate aroma. Taste of chocolate and of course loads of cranberry, with aftertaste of the latter. Light finish. A very fresh stout.


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