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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14660) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle at Papsø - Thanks. Black - offwhite edges. Lactose dryness, milkey, ok burned, bitterness, bitter burned, ok acid, berries, dryness herbal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12957) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12500) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a black (opaque) body with an average light brown head. Aroma of lactic, roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavor of milkiness, coffee, roasted malt, and some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11792) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Black pour in glass. Very smooth and sweet taste. Milky and creamy. Rated 4/15/03

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
clear dark brown, small light brown head. mild aroma, malty. flavor is roasted malts, chocolate milk, dark caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
A dark reddish brown stout wit a thin brown head. In aroma, light sweet chocolate malt with light coffee grains notes. In mouth, a smooth and delicious milkey chocolate with light coffee notes, vanilla, very nice. On tap at Harrisburg location, April 10th, 2011.

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