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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
12oz bottle-pours a big, rich light brown head. Color is black. Aroma is coffee, roasty malt. Taste is coffee, milky, smoke, roasty malt. Thick in the mouth. Nice, but not my style.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/17/1998
Mode: Bottle
Source: Chevy Chase, DC

black, whispy tan head, rich sweet roasted malt aroma, rich body, lots of roasted malt flavor but otherwise one dimensional
-------- /> Date: 03/29/2006
Source: trade
Score: ii to i

black, wispy tan head that can be roused into a thick brown mass, roasted malt aroma with a slight tartness like soured milk, sweet and sour malt flavor, light roasted character, bad sample?

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: 4

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Dark brown/black pour with an ephemeral tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee. Maybe a little nutty. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is smooth burnt toast, hints of fruit, and coffee. Finish is relatively dry and coffee. Not getting much in the way of chocolate. However, I am enjoying it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
clear dark brown, small light brown head. mild aroma, malty. flavor is roasted malts, chocolate milk, dark caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10600) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color with a thin layer of tan foam. S: The nose is not very pleasing at all. There is some roasted malt, hints of chocolate, and a slight sweetness. However, there is also something a bit "off" about the aroma that I can’t quite pin point (maybe a touch sour?). T: The flavor is a slight improvement over the nose with some decent roasted malt and cream flavors with a touch of sweetness. I can’t say that it’s especially good though. M: The body and carbonation are about standard, with the body being a touch thin. D: The pedestrian flavors and rather unpleasant nose really put me off of this beer. I think I would pass on this one if offered it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10466) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10124) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
Courtesy of Linus_stick. It’s a pitch black beer with a light brown, huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and a light sourness. The flavour has a light sweetness, roasted malt, licorice, coffee and a light sourness, but not nearly as much as in the Keegan Milk Stout. It’s really nice, and the sourness is merely a becoming hint... 2356

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2004
Bottled: Black/brown coloured. Brownish lasting head. Coffee, roastyness and malt in the aroma. Cocoa,sweetness ,coffe and a light roastyness in the flavour. Is light bitter with a nice coffeeish touch in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2004
Black with a lasting brownish head. A very nice aroma frommilk chocolate and cocoa.Flavor brings cocoa, chocolate, touches of smoke and roasted notes. This is good...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle. Completely black, large brown head with great retention. Aroma of powdered milk chocolate and subtle brandy. Taste is dark fruits, primarily prunes, dark milk chocolate, raisins. Medium body. Nice example of the style.


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