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RATINGS: 2438   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Smells sweet, lots of chocolate....very nice tan lace left on the glass. A thinner stout than many others, but falls into the sweet stout land nicely. I’m pleased with this brew and I’m glad I was the recipient of more than one. Tasty, particularly a it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Lots of milk chocolate inthe aroma.Pours black with a big tan head.Some chocolate in the flavor.Mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout.Slight chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thefederalist (279) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Very nice stout. Pours black with a lasting tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Flavor is rich chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick but it’s not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Draught pint at the Moan and Dove, Amherst MA. Inky-black pour with a decent dark creamy stable tan head, nicely lasting....superbly balanced aroma of dark and sweet chocolates, prunes, raisins and a touch of port mingling with just a hint of espresso, would be just delightful if it were a bit stronger....body is nicely done as well, with a mouthfeel that veers perilously close to the dull cardboardiness I find in a lot of lower-grav stouts but just escapes it; moderate amounts of bittersweet chocolate vie with light fresh coffee for dominance, subtle and sweet dried fruits keep their distance....overall a great pleasure and easy to drink, but a little more fullness of body and expression in the nose would have turned this into something special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 9, 2007
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 Bottle. Black and just barely translucent. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Tastes the same. Its sweetness is nicely balanced by the bittering hops. It dwells in the mouth, very creamy. Very refreshing and enjoyable stout. Perfect for cold weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Bottle. Black pour with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, and some chocolate. Flavor of some light fruits, coffee, chocolate, and roaste4d malt...perhaps a tinge of hazlenut. Light body for a stout, though this seems the norm for this brewer...nice carbonation though and finishes clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Black colored, medium sized beige head. Strong roasted aroma with coffee and sweetness, even some smoky tones there. Medium bodied. Flavor is also dominated by sweet roastiness and coffee, also this mild smoke there. Good stout, maybe slightly too sweet. Aftertaste lasts with creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
Bottled. Ruby-black color with small head. Mellow and sweet aroma with firm maltiness, coffee and chocolade. Sweet flavor with chocolade, coffee, some fruitiness and mild bitterness. Creamy and soft palate. A bit too sweet but still very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisok (77) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Had this on tap at Old Chicago. Pours very dark with small head. Strong taste of chocolate. Aftertaste has a nice coffee flavor. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angolajones (17) - Angola, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Had this on draught from Shallo’s in Greenwood, Indiana. Very dark, hints of chocolate/coffee. Drank very smooth. Had to have another one. Give this one a try.

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