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RATINGS: 2454   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 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 (929) - 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 (4947) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beedman (60) - Wonju, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 30, 2006
12 oz bottle thanks to Dave. Pours a near black with short lived off white foam. Aroma of dark bread and cheese. Taste is malty with very little hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. My first try of this style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Perfect beer. Chewy like a raisinette. The sweetness is evident but not overly so. Cloying but very repectful of company such as soft cheese. Aged chedar did not go well as the tangle ended up in a kind of rotten egg thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Dark, dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aroma of cocoa and cream, almost like a hot chocolate. Smooth, sweet taste as well, with some roasted malts and chocolate milk. Very close to a watery milkshake. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Bottle. Deep, dark brownish black color with black-and-tan like head. Evidence of chocolate milk, coffee grounds, and whipped cream like scent. Taste follows suit but adds an interesting roasted nut aftertaste. Solid and pleasurable.

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