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Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Sweet Stout
Ilkley, England

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cranberry Milk Stout. Originally brewed in collaboration with the Craft Beer Co.. There is sharp fresh cranberry to balance the sweetness of the milk


Leighton's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10510) - London, Greater London, - OCT 12, 2012
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, dark gold with a fine, beige cream head. Aroma holds some modest lactic sugars, modest roast, some leather, dirt and wet wood. Medium sweet flavor with mellow chocolate, dirt, background dark fruits, mild earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with a bit more bitterness, plenty of dirt, earth and burnt leaves, along with toasty malts, milk chocolate and fruit skins. Quite a nice sweet stout.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thmsboyd (13) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Beer dated 10/14. Yeasty/bready aroma, with red berries and chocolate milk. Deep mahogany appearance with a small, rocky tan head. Sweetness to taste with an abrupt finish. Slight slick, creamy mouthful, but fairly light-bodied for a stout. Typically low carbonation

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (2873) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer-Ritz, Leeds. Pours clear amber brown, not that dark for the style. Thin off-white head. Aromas of light roast and berries. Taste is the same. Thin, not to exiting. Expected a bit more to be honest.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. A clear, dark brown beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma is quite neutral, with caramel and some roasted notes. It’s full- to medium-bodied, with a nice carbonation level, semi-dry on the palate. Roasted malts, some chocolate and a nice bitterness in the flavor. Lasting roasted finish with a decent bitterness. A tasteful one, easy drinkable too, but i’m not impressed in any way. 140503

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (151) - - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours very dark. Cranberry flavour gives it a nice sweetness. Easy drinking for a stout

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7245) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Hostel room - Anker Hostel, Oslo
Pours clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and hint of chocolate finish. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1002) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
klar mahognyfarget med beige skum. kakao og karamellukt. Søt og humlebitter smak. den bitre smaken sitter lenge, lett

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (1230) - Tromsø, 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 Tromsø)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (300) - - 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 (3237) - 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 it’s 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 (1031) - 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]


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