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RATINGS: 2522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - DEC 30, 2007
Pours a dark brown/black with a quickly disappearing light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is pretty sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. The overall flavor is good but it doesn’t really stand out at all. Leaves a slighly burnt lightly milky aftertaste. Mouthfeel was a little dissapointing, pretty thin - but it redeems itself with a silky smoothness. Overall, it’s solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14069) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle. (RBNAG 07) Pours a clear, dark brown body, under a beige head. Roasted nose with cocoa, nice. It almost feels dry and dusty, not as sweetish as expected. Roasted flavor with some fruityness, dryish, yet quite sweet. Quite dusty mouthfeel for a milk stout, medium to full body. Really nice, lovely balance between the sweetness and roastyness. Thx for bringing this one, Sigmund. (071103)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2007
coffe brown beer with a brown head who looks like espresso-foam smells of caramel or even butter-toffee and perhaps a little chocolate hint tasts of buttertoffee aftertaste is buttertoffee and milkc-coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiquidLotus (12) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Nice Stout. Sweet aroma, sweet coffee/cream flavor. Great appearance, when I bring home a sixer, I’m lucky to get 2 before my roommates pound them all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - DEC 28, 2007
Sweet, smooth. Tastes of coffee. Good looking and decent mouthfeel. Not really dry. Good but not exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Draft at Flying Saucer. Tan head, sweet aroma and taste. Nice lacing on glass. tastes of roast and coffee/choco. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottled. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head that settles into a film. Aroma is all sweet, milk chocolate. Awesome flavour with sweetened coffee and chocolate. Very nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12/28/2007: Left Hand Milk Stout has a clear, dark brown color with a foamy brown head. This beer smells like black coffee with a heavy dose of creamer in it. There is also a note of smei-sweet or dark chocolate in the back. The flavor is pretty sweet and has lots of milk and semi-sweet chocolate characteristics, roasted malts, lactose, and creamed coffee. It finishes great with lots of smooth, rich chocolate with a hint of espresso at the very end. The body of this beer is medium and it too is quite smooth on the palate and goes down nice and quick. There is some stickiness on the lips. Another solid beer from Left Hand and a pretty flavorful and good Milk Stout overall. This beer probably has a wider appeal than the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/left-hand-black- Hand Black Jack Porter due to its sweetness and distinct chocolate flavors.

12 fl. oz. bottle (Bottled on 07 12 06) from West Side Liquors and Wine Shop in West Harrison, Ohio. Rating #684 for this beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours a chocolate brown color with a small tan head that quickly turns to nothing. Nose is roasted malt, coffee, milk?, and chocolate. Taste is much the same and feels smooth and a bit watery. Not the best beer, but decent because this is one of the few sweet stout that does not over do the sweetness. Mouth feel is medium, semi acidic and finish is short.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle from utobeer via cgarvieuk. Aroma is sweet choclate malt. Taste is similarly sweet choclate malt, hints of floural hop, but very choclaty and good carbonation.

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