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RATINGS: 2805   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This English style of beer, also known as Sweet Stout or Cream Stout, first appeared in London in the late 1800’s. The early brewers touted the health benefits of the milk sugar in this beer which today relates mainly to the increased amount of calories(no real health benefits…sorry). The milk sugar adds a well rounded sweetness to this dark beer and makes it an outstanding, year ‘round stout.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma: hint of chocolate, roasted malts. Flavor: tastes of chocolate and sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Now this is what I had expected out of Bell’s DCS, a very creamy and tasty stout indeed. Coffee and cream dominate the nose and mouth, and very thick feeling in the mouth. Up there with Moloko plus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1131) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Pours dark brown so basically black. Thin tannish head. Heavy cofee and cream aroma. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and cream.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Very deep brown, just barely translucent beer with a very thin head that dissipated within several seconds. The first thing I noticed was the aroma. A deeply roasted aroma that smelled strongly of coffee and perhaps dark chocolate. The beer filled my mouth in the best possible way, and wasn’t unpleasantly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a two finger head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is very sweet and chocolate. Very smooth on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Black pour with brownish head. Aroma of coffee and hint of chocolate. Surprised by the flavor which was dominated by chocolate, and strong, not typical of a milk stout. Smooth finish, perfect beer with dessert.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Dark brown-black pour with a tan head. Light aroma. Sweet light flavor. Smooth roasted flavor. Medium to heavy body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Mini growler from Half-Time. Pours a deep brown to black with hints of crimson at the edges. Hefty tan head which drops to half volume fairly quickly. Piles of roasty malt with a hint of smoke and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit sweet. Finishes with a bit of roast, though a little more subtle than I’d like.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2009
This Milk stout is roasty, with a great body. It isn’t too chewey though. It’s too sweet, which might need more hops to balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a nice tan head. The aroma is sweet, roasted malt with some chocolate. Sweet, roasted flavour with notes of cocoa and coffee. Medium-bodied, long roasted aftertaste and quite smooth mouthfeel. Very tasty stout.


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