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RATINGS: 2485   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2007
On tap at the Oasis. Sweetness of milk sugar with roasted maltiness, chocolate and coffee. Very nice beer with an addictive flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2007
First had on tap at the Flying Saucer in cordova TN.since have had in the bottle.caramel, chocolate, roasty, coffee, vanilla, black, clear, aminimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, This was my first really great beer.I love this beer!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Bottled on 8-8-06, notes from a 3-31-07 rating. Big coffee notes that lingers. Very sweet and slightly sour, a very thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Guerde] Pours dark brown with a very small light tan head. Aroma was of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and brown sugar. Taste was mainly roasted malt and coffee. Medium body. Taste lingered nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1175) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Poured a dark red with a light tan head that settled quickly. Aroma consisted mainly of chocolate and espresso. Flavor was predominately coffee with a hint of chocolate, with a long roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 9, 2007
Bottled. A black beer with some reddish reflections, with a big and persistent light brown head. Excellent aroma of milk chocolate and roasted malt; I liked it very much. Also the flavour is really nice with strong notes of milk chocolate again and some roasty, coffeish and sugary notes. The body is quite light and the aftertaste is sweet. A very nice beer from Left Hand brewery. Maybe a more stouty palate and a longer aftertaste and this beer would become perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5484) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Bottle (35 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark brown with no head. Creamy milk chocolate aroma with some hops. Medium bodied and smooth, and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (1962) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle: Deep red colour,thin head. Aroma of tar,smoky,raisin,toffee,and dark chocolate. Flavor has salt lakris,and almost the same as the aroma nose. Thin to medium body.Thin to medium sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted notes, coffee, earth notes, and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is a smooth milky chocolate with some bitter roasted notes in the finish. Other than the bitter roasted notes the beer is sweet in the delivery of its other flavors. Very solid malt body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2007
12 oz bottle. Probably one of my favorite easily obtainable Stouts. Pours a deep dark brown/light black with some red hues around the edges with an average size very light tan head. Aroma mainly of chocolate milk but hidden underneath are some coffee and slight tar notes. Palate is a little thin and has a little to much carbonation but I still like this stuff. Flavor shines when it’s cold and doesn’t quite have that "wow" taste this one warm that I’m used to. Flavor is still very nice of mild chocolate and slight coffee. If this was fall I could easily throw a six pack back while sitting outside listening to music.

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