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RATINGS: 2504   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2238) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Shop, Cheadle Hulme [101114]
Pitch black, dense bubbly tan head, good lacing
Aroma of rich dark sweet chocolate, dark malts, dark toffee, very smooth roast, great aroma
Taste of rich smooth dark malts, lots of sweet plain dark chocolate, creamy soft coffee chocolate
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, very smooth, sweet, bit powdery cocoa. Finish as main flavour, sweet dark candy chocolate, some bitter roast
Overall - Lots of chocolate, good flavour initially, but didn’t like it as much with the drinking ... became a bit sickly, too much milk sugar. I’ll certainly try it again though

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (77) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
0,33 l bottle (BB 9/12/14). Clear dark-brown to black with thick, creamy, stable tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Not very intense though. Taste is the same with hints of licorice and hazelnut. Light sweetness. Medium to full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation. Finish is just slightly bitter. Pleasant and easy to drink. Could almost be a session beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1139) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
12 oz bottle (Nitro). Slightly roasty coffee on sweet milk chocolate aroma. Sweet milk cocoa flavor hinting at dark chocolate with a medium light body. Pretty nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATulloch (121) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a black with little to no head. Aromas of chocolate milkshake and slight vanilla. Taste is a thick similar with a slightly bitter coffee finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wvhoran (356) - Tasmania, - NOV 5, 2014
Draugh at the Salthouse, Galway. Pours dark brown with red tints, creamy tan head. Chocolate aroma. Sweet milky chocolate flavour. Little bitterness. Smooth stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (794) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
12 oz. bottle served outside temp cool at home, poured into an English 1/2 pint chalice. Big milk chocolate and vanilla aroma. Not often I give anything top marks but this black beauty retains it’s beige head and looks so appetising it scores big on appearance. Front of the mouth says vanilla chocolate and blackcurrant, then there’s some bitter liquorice.in the swallow. Silky mouth feel, nothing harsh about this beer. Aftertaste of a smooth cappuccino. Just lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (151) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle at home alone. Roasted malt. Coffee and milk chocolate flavour. Smooth. Pretty well balanced. Yay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (372) - - NOV 1, 2014
Had this one several years ago and it’s WAY better than I remembered. Very thin for a stout with a nice sweet milk chocolate flavor. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (831) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
bottled - typical stout. Nothing much to note. If you like a good stout then go for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (322) - - OCT 23, 2014
Good stuff. Not a style I’m familiar with although I love stouts. It has hints of the sweetness of condensed milk. Smooth with the chocolate and coffee notes of a traditional stout.

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