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RATINGS: 2483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Inky black pour with a fantastic tan head that sat around for awhile. Sweet thick flavor with clean crisp finish. Fantastic carbonation. Love milk stouts Probably my new favorite. This is a good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermeashiner (9) - USA - OCT 26, 2007 does not count
I found it very unique and quite delicious. It really is creamy but not to the point that it compromises the carbonation. Definitely enjoyed the appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2257) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2007
the palate is quite adequate and i suppose could rate a 4 as so many have already done. the contrast between moderate creaminess and a real genuine beer carbonation is SURPRISING-as it is done quite well. maybe takes some getting used to! my overall score reflects this to the tune of 2 extra points. good flavors and a nice brown cap. good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bp (802) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle: dark black with a thin tan head, chocolate, hoppy, coffee aroma, strong coffee flavor and malty, creamy moutfeel with a note of hops in the finish. Pretty nice sweet stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2007
Aroma: a scent of delicious chocolate milk & hops enters my nose as the beer plunges into the glass. Indeed a nice fragrance. Very american, vague notes of coffee but mainly chocolate. A slightly sourish tone in the background as well.
Appearance: reddish brown towards black. Clear but near opaque. Dirty-linen-coloured head leaves thick floaty lacing. It’s beautiful.
Flavour: sweet, fudgelike, milky with nutty malts & malt bitterness. Very mild & appetizing. Especially good for being so mild. Slightly sourish cocoa- and hop-aftertaste. Roasted.
Palate: very soft & fluffy. Good carbonation. Light & smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours a dark, black-ruby body with a tan, creamy head that hangs around for a while before digressing to a thin rim. The smell is strong coffee, chocolate, and a touch of oak. The flavor is a nice array of coffee, chocolate malt, and sweet milk sugar. The mouthfeel is the creamiest I’ve had in stout--like whole milk going down. Very little bittering leaves the sweetness to ring out finishing soft and sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Draft Mag gave this a high rating. Thought I’d try. Not really creamy and not as sweet as expected. Lasting roast finish on the tongue. Average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Fresh bottle, finally, after the nightmare 2 year old bottle I had a while back. Good to see this brewery back in Tampa. Pours a very dark brown to black body with a creamy, 2 finger sized mocha colored head. Very nice lasting power, takes a while to calm down and finally leaves a ring of foam. That looks much better! Sheets of lacing cascade down the side of the glass. Very nice nose on this one - coffee or espresso beans, milk and dark chocolate, sweet cream, dark roasted malts and a touch of fruit sweetness. Creamy lactose sweetness on the fore, medium astringency. Heavy doses of cream, chocolate and coffee round out the flavor profile. Creamy palate, medium bodied with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Finish is medium length, roasty and then fades into a wonderful sweetness. Great stuff, very unique, this will be a fridge staple of mine!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Beautiful black pour with an off-white head, which lasted longer than usual for this style. Incredibly strong coffee notes with a subtle hint of chocolate as well. Creamy mouthfeel with strong coffee flavor. It’s funny - I don’t drink coffee and never find myself wanting to hit the local Starbucks, but I love the cream stout style. This is a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Poured an attractive dark color with off-white head that hung around for a while. Aroma was of coffee and chocolate. Flavor was also of chocolate, coffee and maybe a bit of caramel. Mouthfeel was nice. Drinkability is good on this one. Maybe not the most complex, but very enjoyable.


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