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RATINGS: 2646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8716) - GERMANY - NOV 1, 2007
(35.5cl bottle) Dark mahogany colour with a medium-sized beige foamy head. Slightly sweet, moderately roasted grainy malt aroma with dark and milk-chocolate and an aromatic, herbal, slightly woody hops presence. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Moderately roasted malty taste with chocolate and hints of coffee/mocha; smooth and almost lingering sweet-bitter finish with light hoppy accents and notes of chocolate and coffee in the aftertaste. Quaffable, unfortunately hard-to-get Stout (at least in Central Europe).

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jbuzz (770) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2007
My 100th rating. I wish I could have it be a better beer. Aroma of sour milk and soy sauce. Thin white head and great DARK color. On the bitter side for taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2007
On tap at Quenchers Chicago. Opaque black with the smallest tan head. Aroma is pretty roasty and sweet. Flavor is really sweet that is very lactosey, very light roasted malt also help contribute to this very drinkable but sweet/milk stout. Medium body and creamy. Not bad, but very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Inky black pour with a fantastic tan head that sat around for awhile. Sweet thick flavor with clean crisp finish. Fantastic carbonation. Love milk stouts Probably my new favorite. This is a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermeashiner (9) - USA - OCT 26, 2007 does not count
I found it very unique and quite delicious. It really is creamy but not to the point that it compromises the carbonation. Definitely enjoyed the appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2379) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2007
the palate is quite adequate and i suppose could rate a 4 as so many have already done. the contrast between moderate creaminess and a real genuine beer carbonation is SURPRISING-as it is done quite well. maybe takes some getting used to! my overall score reflects this to the tune of 2 extra points. good flavors and a nice brown cap. good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bp (823) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle: dark black with a thin tan head, chocolate, hoppy, coffee aroma, strong coffee flavor and malty, creamy moutfeel with a note of hops in the finish. Pretty nice sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2007
Aroma: a scent of delicious chocolate milk & hops enters my nose as the beer plunges into the glass. Indeed a nice fragrance. Very american, vague notes of coffee but mainly chocolate. A slightly sourish tone in the background as well.
Appearance: reddish brown towards black. Clear but near opaque. Dirty-linen-coloured head leaves thick floaty lacing. It’s beautiful.
Flavour: sweet, fudgelike, milky with nutty malts & malt bitterness. Very mild & appetizing. Especially good for being so mild. Slightly sourish cocoa- and hop-aftertaste. Roasted.
Palate: very soft & fluffy. Good carbonation. Light & smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours a dark, black-ruby body with a tan, creamy head that hangs around for a while before digressing to a thin rim. The smell is strong coffee, chocolate, and a touch of oak. The flavor is a nice array of coffee, chocolate malt, and sweet milk sugar. The mouthfeel is the creamiest I’ve had in stout--like whole milk going down. Very little bittering leaves the sweetness to ring out finishing soft and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Draft Mag gave this a high rating. Thought I’d try. Not really creamy and not as sweet as expected. Lasting roast finish on the tongue. Average.

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