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RATINGS: 2612   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GJF (1351) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Really nice stout. A rich roastiness that almost explodes. Coffee and dark chocolate and sweet malt flavors with a tinge of sourness in the finish. Nicely balanced and quite drinkable. Think I’ll open another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Tasted 2007-12-27. Fresh bottle. Pours clear, red/black with light brown head. Aroma: Coffee!!! Flavours: Coffee and smoke!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2008
General66 shared a bottle of this; thanks! Poured almost black with a dark brown edge. Aroma of brown sugar, coffee, and some bitter chocolate. Chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Mouthfeel was medium-light. Not as sweet as other sweet stouts, but definitely unique and worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9079) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2008
355ml bottle purchased at Systembolaget. Very dark pour with ruby highlights. Thin, tan head. Shades of smooth cocoa in aroma, while the taste is more dominated by roasted grain, chocolate along with a lactose touch. Creamy and soft palate. Nice as a nightcap (enjoyed on a Saturday night at Scandic Hotel, Linköping 27.01.2008).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2008
12 ounce bottle shared with Illini08. Pours a dark brown color with a half finger width light brown head. At first, this beer smelled like milk but as it warmed I sensed some chocolate and coffee hints. The taste was about the same as the smell. Tasted like milk with a lingering chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Had the mouthfeel of milk. I did not know what to expect from this one, but I came away pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rustbucket0873 (295) - Krikville, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with a thin light brown head. Potent roasted coffee aroma as well as chocolate and some sweetness. Flavours are sweet, but at the same time with good roast. Well-balanced. and delicious. Favorate stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CP (124) - USA - JAN 28, 2008
HOLY COW this beer is good. The taste of milk is there from the beginning and becomes more apparent as you let it sit on the palate. Tastes of coffee are also in the mix. Very good beer. Left hand really hit this one off the farm (get it?)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarliTruebeard (17) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2008
This beer poured almost black. While it isn’t thick by any means, this beer is as dark as they come. This beer pours with a rich thick head that actually went slightly over the top of my glass when poured. The foam lingered on the side of the glass as it settled and left just a small tiny bead. Immediately you could smell a rich roasty, coffee and chocolate like aroma with a slightly different hop smell. This beer had a very rich malty taste with a true roastiness to it. After a few seconds I noticed just an ever so slight creamy aftertaste that stayed on the middle of my tongue. Nice, and not chalky but borderline so. If you love coffee, you’ll love this beer. Even I enjoyed this beer while not being a coffee drinker. I love the smell of good coffee but prefer not to drink that bean. But this beer is very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1844) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2008
April 2006 - Beer poured dark, dark brown with ruby highlights and nice one finger tan head (I love the dark colored heads). Aroma was milky and roasty. The flavor profile was dominated by coffee and the milky lactic flavor. Flavors blended much better as it warmed as the mouthfeel got even creamier and silkier. This beer wanted to be great, but something was missing, maybe a little chocolate or something to add a touch more sweetness to combat the lacticness. It was good, but not outstanding...comparable to Lancaster Milk Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjuf1853 (1262) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2008
12 oz. bottle (dated 8/15/07). Pours a very dark brownish black. Nice thick head that quickly fades but lingers on the side of the glass. Strong aroma of coffee and dark chocolate that reminds me of sweet pipe tobacco. Good flavor and an aftertaste that really stays with you.

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