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We are proud offer one of the few surviving examples of this traditional English style sweet stout. A bold, dark ale bursting with roasted barley dryness and mellowed by hints of chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
A: Pours a black stout with, as anticipated, no light coming through. single finger latte head dissipates over a minute or so leaving a scattered spotting of the same. S: A big spread of butter on the beer. Some anise, molasses, resin. Okay nose, nothing special. T: Oaty, creamy, dark fruit (plum/fig), some bing cherries in there as well. For a stout, this isn’t really doing it. It’s drinkable, but not particularly impressive. M: Medium body with high carbonation. Only slightly slicking, but then dries. O: Below average IMO. Serving type: bottle 04-05-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle split at Bruces Pad, from Wegmans Downington, 09/12/13. Light black with a moderate tan covering. Nose is light roast, lactic tang, dark fruits, touch of berry fruit, dark toffee fudge. Taste comprises dark toffee, light cocoa, lactic tang, fruit cake. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure with light roast notes. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
9th December 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Colin. Almost clear dark brown beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, airy and a little soft. Light airy malt, touch of roast. Dry lactose. Finishes airy and dry. Meh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7100) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a medium light tan head. The nose is milk chocolate, earth, toast, pine, ash and coffee grinds. The taste is toast, dark fruit, light tang, earth, lactose, coffee grinds, milk chocolate and a touch of cream cheese. Medium body and fine carbonation. A solid milk stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
FROM NOTES: October 21, ’13. A: Semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, nuts and coffee. A: Pours a nearly pitch black a two finger khaki shade head. T: Follows the nose, albeit slightly subdued. Roast grains lead the way with firm cocoa notes but they aren’t as decadent as the nose suggested. Some dark fruits, toasty, nutty and earthy hop notes also present. P: Medium body and a lot of carbonation for a stout. O: This is a good beer, not a great one, I was expecting a little more in the after-taste and a bigger mouth-feel and the somewhat sweet taste I have had in other milk stouts was not there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3172) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle cheers to Colin. Pours clear, dark brown with a small, beige head clinging around. Nose has loads of ash and lactose, bitter forward cacao nibs, rich biscuit and light aniseed. Taste is big and sweet focusing on the milk chocolate type notes, rich espresso bitterness, fairly ash driven and creamy. Solid stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11457) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan head. Lots of milk chocolate and brown bread in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with plenty of lacto character, more milk chocolate, some semi-dark fruits. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, very little bitterness, brown bread, faint lacto tang, milk chocolate. Fair.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agtorange8 (5) - - NOV 22, 2013 does not count

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (736) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours nearly black with a lacy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, grain. Flavor is caramel malt, chocolate, sweetness balanced by some coffee bitterness. Mouthfeel fairly substantial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - OCT 4, 2013
Pours very dark, some light seeps through the edges of the glass, with a large khaki colored head that leaves a lot of lacing. Smell is a bit under whelming however it taste very good. The balance between the roast bitterness and sweetness is very good, wish there was abit more sweetness.

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