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RATINGS: 2545   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (919) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Black body with a brown head, Aromas of milk chocolate and some vanilla. Taste of milk chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruits, sweet coconut and sweet aftertaste. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickReallyBrew (37) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
No complaints. But I do prefer a wee but heavier Stout, like an imperial stout. Everything is great with this brew but I just like my stouts a bit chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopwine (431) - Bend, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2014
This one had been really hyped for me as I hadn’t had a nitro stout in a bottle before. I was actually pretty disappointed... Completely typical and forgettable milk stout aside from being on nitro in a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zekada (322) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Ship in a Bottle. Aroma contains roasted malts, vanilla, coffee and some fruit. Pours black with a small beige head. Taste is more dry than sweet, though with a nuttiness, coffee and roasted malts. Palate is disappointingly thin for a stout. Overall an okay beer, though a bit to tasteless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (893) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
12OZ bottle labelled as Nitro Stout. Appearance: Allmost black, brown with a small pillowy tanned head. Head has a good retention for it’s small size. Aroma: caramel, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of caramel, The finish is a typical coffee and burned malt biterreness but with some sweetness of the start still there. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with soft carbonation for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (580) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Had this a bunch of times, in bottle and on tap. I don’t like this style of beer normally, but this one is just delicious. The balance between the sweetness and dark roast is perfect. Some tang at the end. Definitely a dessert beer or the last one of the day/night as the sweetness hangs in my mouth longer than I’d like. Great beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz’s poured into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is beautiful - mocha colored and a finger high, with a stunningly soft texture. Its retention is excellent, and the lacing left behind is plentiful. Nitro’d stouts always look fantastic, this being no exception. S: Not as bland as I feared it would be. The primary notes are espresso coffee, roasted malts, lactose, and chocolate. The nitro really didn’t kill the aroma much, and thank cripes for that. T: A strong surge of coffee beans, cream, and chocolate opens the palate - fuck, this drinks just like coffee. Dark chocolate lingers right into the finish and onto the aftertaste. Not much complexity, then again this only needs great chocolate, coffee, and lactose notes to succeed. Which it pulls off admirably. M: This is practically the perfect stout feel: rich enough (and just enough, I might add), yet very dry on the back end. Refreshing, too! An espresso flavor keeps the finish nice and long. Carbonation isn’t needed that much due to how dry it is. O: Here it is. Now that Left Hand is in MD, I think I’ve found the perfect Guinness substitute for St. Patrick’s Day, and not a moment too soon. Make that the perfect Guinness substitute 365 days a year - this is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheSkiz (4) - - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
As the bottle notes, this is a "super smooth" brew, good for cold nights in the mountains with a super smooth brother-in-law. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bastarda (134) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2014
shared by bartlebier, thank you! roast and chocolate nose, same in taste, light in flavour, almost a bit watery, but with a nice sweetness to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndunlop1980 (9) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
This is delicious. My wife embarrassingly enjoys Younger of Alloa's Sweetheart Stout which is basically a 2% abv cola. I've been trying to find a milk stout to satisfy her sweet tooth, and this has done the trick. It's delicious - did I already say that??

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