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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.7
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - 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.

3.7
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Yum. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Pours a heavy oily black with substantial tan head. Chocolatey, almost burnt taste that is smooth on the palate. A good balance of hops and malts; overall, a delicious stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20935) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2004
Bottled. Very black with creamy off white head. A nose full of chocolate and café au lait. Sweet with soft, filling, malty but clean mouthfeel, and a salty bitter finish with some pleasant grassy hops. Well balanced and really enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 20, 2004
Opaque black color wtih a medium light brown head. Roasted coffee, malt, chocolate and sweet cream aroma. Extremely sour lactose flavor, with some wood, roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Creamy feel with crisp carbonation. An interesting experience!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 20, 2004
Deep dark black with a medium tan head. The aroma was full of roasted marshmallow, ashes, coffee, and dark chocolate. The flavor was interesting...burnt wood, roasted coffee, and a huge sour lactic tone (almost overpowering) with a definite cardboard aftertaste. The feel was quite crisp on the tongue...not too thin in my opinion...semi-dry finish. Thanks to BBB63 for this unexpected brew!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2004
Thick tan head atop a nice black body. Aroma is sweet, mocha, some nutty, light vanilla. Taste is mild up top, before strong roasty coffee hits midbody. Medium body lacks the creaminess the name suggests.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2004
Rich, creamy, cafe au lait colored head that lingers a little, then goes quickly and leaves a nice lace on the glass. Opaque brown/black color. Fascinating aroma that really does smell a little milky and a little chocolatey -- mildly sweet and cocoa. Pleasant and interesting flavor that has some roastiness in it, a little coffee. It's full and rich without being too sweet or too roasty. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2004
Deep brown and black, tan creamy head. Notes of chocolate covered coffee beans, cream, nuts, and a touch of fruit. Some roasted coffee, berry, cream, milk chocolate in the flavors. Soft carbonation, very smooth, easy drinking. Good for a sweet stout session.


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