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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Deep dark color with a dense lasting tan head. Aroma is creamy and roasted. The flavor really brings a fresh roasted malt taste, a lot like eating raosted barley. Lactic acid is present but not overpowering: a good thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Sweet chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel is only slightly creamy. Very little roasted/coffee notes which I really enjoyed for a change. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
r464 (2091) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2004
A dark, creamy, fantastic sweet stout. There a cool and sweet hints of chocoalate in there, not too strong in the coffee hints, however. Delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2004
Pours deep mahogony/black. Medium sized tan fluffy head with decent lasting lace. Roasted with coffee and hop perfume in the front. Later on more of a lighter hop nose as it warms. Peppery body. Sweet and roasty. Earth. Berry tart. Smooth and nutty. Short lived moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1565) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
On tap at the ODBF ’04. Deep black color with a tan head. Nice oatmeal aroma. Chocolaty, with some roasted coffee as well. Nice flavor. Mocha like. Roated flavor with a hint of cream in the aftertaste. A very decent stout. Can’t wait for it to hit Washington!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, mild chocolate notes. Slightly bitter towards the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 29, 2004
100% opaque black with slight hues of mahogany. Thick head is comprised of light brown colored, medium-small sized, bubbles. Smells lightly of mocha, milk, maple syrup, and caramel. Milky smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied. Tastes of burnt espresso flavored with chocolate milk, carbonated water and a full amount of alcohol. Aftertaste is roasted/bitter hops. Purchased at Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits in the "most powerful city on earth," Washington, DC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2004
From the very first sip, it was chocolate milk mixed with black coffee; sweet milky body, roasty edges. Ended dry-er than I expected. Dark dark brown body, silky lacing. Very very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5658) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 I always think that I am going to like this one more than I do. Fresh it is fairly pleasing but this one really ages horribly. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a relatively thick black color with a medium sized creamy brown head that left great lacing. The aroma is malty, and roasty with notes of coffee and vanilla. The flavor is surprisingly dry for a milk stout. There is a strong roasty and malty flavor with a definite dry coffee element and notes of vanilla and cream. There is an off flavor of lactose. The finish is long with roasty malts, a touch of floral hops and vanilla. Moderately full bodied. Better on draft than in the bottle in my experience. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Roasted malt/lactose aroma. Nice sweet coffee and chocolate tastes come through. A very dark pour, small tan head. Great beer.

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