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RATINGS: 2709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2008
Tap. Dark mohagany color, no head. Roastiness coffe vanilla aroma. Creamy mouth som hops, milky and sugary flavor. Missing something, nothing special but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (593) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown/mahogany, diminishing beige head. Smooth, rich coffee flavor; sweet with some offsetting roastiness. Creamy mouth feel. Cafe au lait? If Starbucks sold beer, this would be it. Tried as Nitro: It’s not the same beer. Nitrogen softens the palate, but takes away a certain bite. Irish stouts are have a roastier bite to them, and CO2 would exacerbate that bitterness. For a sweeter stout, I think the CO2 would be better. As is, this needs an edge. It appears they sell it both ways, so why does RB force them to be rated together?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with 2 cm of foamy tan head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is sweet malt and smoke. Initial flavor is is chocolate and cream. Flavor ends more malty. After taste lingers for a short time. Light lacing, next to no carbonation, light to medium body, and alcohol didn’t really make its presence known. Very drinkable beer that pretty much follows what I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2008
Enough burnt malt to perfectly balance the lactose sweetness. Draught at Circa 4/3/08.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2008
poured a beautiful black with a huge head. Aromas of malt and coffee. Taste of milk chocolate, malt, coffee, and milk. Outstanding effort from th is brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2008
12 oz bottle that pours a typical dark brown color of a stout. Aroma was sharp and very sweet with no discernable hops. Taste was kind of pungent and exceedingly sweet, almost like a syrup. Palate was somewhat watery but moderately smooth. Overall not my favorite milk/sweet stout but not a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoe’s. Hazy, dark brown colour with a nice little head. Aroma of malt, caramel, coffee, and some roastedness. Flavour of roastedness, coffee, and milk chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle pours a black with a little light passing through. Thick tan head laces the glass as you drink it. Has a heavy milky mouthfeel. Tastes like I am drinking a chocolate milk in beer form. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Draft @ Taco Mac Pours dark with a head like a great cup of espresso. The aroma is muted, the tasted is lactic... not sure if its psychologic because of the name. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle. Bought it NBD in NYC. Yummy beer. Pours nice dark with a creamy head. Texture is medium bodied, and very creamy. Is like drinking a milk shake stout. Taste of smoke, roasty and ashes. Very easy to drink. Enjoy!

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