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RATINGS: 2781   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5327) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Had this stout tons of times. Can’t believe I haven’t rate it yet. It’s a little creamy, has some heft to it. Certainly known as their flagship, I believe, but nothing absolutely wonderful to me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Nice sweet stout. Really dark red with a beige head. Smells roasty with some sweet chocolate. Tastes sweet but not too sweet with nice chocolate lightness. Really tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2008
A 0.355 L bottle. Mild chocolate in the nose. Pale brown head. Dark reddish brown colour. Soft taste with hints of coffee and chocolate. At the end mild hoppiness. Soft and malty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Dark brown pour into thick, creamy tan head that slowly dissipates into lingering lacings. Carbonated bubbles rise up from the bottom of the glass into a creamy malty pool that hangs around after each drink. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, and sweet chocolate. Initial flavor of sweet chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Full-bodied finish of roasted malts fading into hoppy bitterness with a lingering creamy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a black body with a creamy white head. Sweet lactose aroma, milk sugars, maltose, lactose, and caramel. Sweet and simple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pours a clear dark brown with mahogany hints coming through the edges. The head is small and lingers as a ring leaving no lacing. The aroma is very sweet with chocolate and hints of lactose. There are subtle roasted dark malt whiffs in the background to balance the sweetness. The taste also starts with the big milky, chocolaty sweetness which dominates the dark malt base. The finish has a slight hop bitterness that lasts through the finish. The mouthfeel is good, if not slighly thin for the style. Its creamy with lots of carbonation and goes down easy. This is a very sessionable stout that is only held back on drinkability by the dominance of the sweetness. Still, a very good stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (997) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Very smooth. Pours dark with white/ lite brown head. Sweet taste for a stout but it is a sweet stout. Impressed with this brew, always have been impressed with left hand Brewing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Its dark. Its malty. Its another sweet stout. Likeable, yet uninspired. Much like this review.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2920) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2008
Flaske. En fuldkommen straight of the mill sweet stout. Udmærket bitterhed på en mørkebrun øl. Brændt og en smule sød men ikke for meget. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle to glass at home. Pours a dark opaque, with not much head. The head that did develop is a toasted marshmallow tan. Very little lacing. The aroma is malty, caramelly, sweetened malted milk like, with cereal and grain notes. The taste is very much the same. Roasted malts, with cereal flavor on the back end. Can definitely taste the caramel and again the sweetened milk. Palate is not as think as other stouts, neither good nor bad. I will certainly drink this beer again. At least 5 more times.


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