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RATINGS: 2584   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
draft into a pint glass from Redbone’s in Somerville... The aroma was chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. The first sip was smoky and smooth. It was so smooth that it led to a couple of involuntary gulps... yummers. The mouth feel was heavy, but the light carbonation and diverse flavors made it extremely drinkable. This was my first beer at redbone’s and my first left hand offering. This was a nice beer experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2048) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Black appearance, thick lasting brown head. Malts and chocolate in aroma. Sweet flavour, some sourness even, quite watery. Tastes like a sweet Guinness. Quite ok, as long as you don’t drink more than a few in a row, as it might get boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
eekonomist (4) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2007 does not count
Really had high hopes for this, especially after the aroma hinted at a thicker, more milky version of Sam Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. Unfortunately, the flavor was more Guinness Draught with added water. Hints of chocolate and milk, but the water just washed them away quickly. The texture is too thin, as is the carbonation. Overall, a disappointment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 on tap at the oasis in rockford. very balanced brew with a nice sweet finish. Just a beautiful, well balanced sweet stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4029) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2007
Dark color with a thin head. Creamy and sweet coffee taste. Nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deadlogic (8) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2007 does not count
pours dark brown with a creamy tan head with slight carbonation. scents of cream, chocolate, and coffee. medium thickness, and a nice smooth feel. coffee and baker’s chocolate with a touch of cream for smoothness define the flavor. a nice little stout all round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2007
Dark red/brown translucent body, with a large and persistent head. Excellent lacing. Malty aroma with vanilla, liqourice, sweet chocolate, and dark sugar. Taste was equally sweet and chocolaty, not much roastyness at all, like sweet mocha-coffee. Thick mouthfeel but not syrupy, plus very little carbonation. A nice simple sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5493) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2007
Dark clear brown color, short off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, roasted, some coffee and milkchocolat. Taste of coffee-milk, toffee, roasted malt, slight sweet. Decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4682) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2007
Aroma is of coffee malts, some chocolate and very fruity (raspberry), some lactic tones. Black coloured with a lasting brown head. Taste is sweet, coffee malty, moderate roasted, some chocolate, fruity (raspberry) with some lactic tones. Nicely balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8301) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle. Strong mocha coffee aroma. Dark brown-black with moderate head. Tastes like a mocha coffee with a few extra shots of espresso - creamy chocolate and burnt coffee. Finishes a bit light but overall a great tasting beer.

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