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RATINGS: 2598   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 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 (5595) - 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 (4749) - 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 (8582) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Slightly milky, green olive nose. Pour is nice enough, dark black with a persistent cap. Dry and husky with a nice milk balance, and very drinkable. Definitely the best milk stout I’ve had yet, and the first that manages to use the milk sugar as a compliment to the beer rather than something that makes it disgusting and spoiled tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1703) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a lighter black body with thin head. Aroma is of coffee and cream, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is sweet, creamy, light chocolate, light sugar. Smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeSammy (552) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Smells like mocha cofee. Thick, light brown head. I am not a big dark beer fan, no light can be seen through this beer. But this one is decent.. would definetly try it in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Rated 11/17/06: Nice stout, lean but decent nonetheless. Roasted aroma with a kick of sweetness, sugary and appealing. Poured a semi-transparent dark brown, medium head that quickly dwindled and no lacing. Thin for a stout but he smoothness helps alleviate this. Flavor is good, creamy and sweet which really counters the roasted bitterness. Not blown away but it’s a very drinkable tasty stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Deep dark ruby brown. Soda like fizzy head. Sweetened coffee nose. Pleasant flavors, coffee, chocolate, faint licorice, subtle smoke, milky sweet. Somewhat thin body ruins this one in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (4444) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Ok, I’ve had enough milk stouts now to know it is one of my more favored styles. Pop the lid on this 12 oz brown bottle and you get than old musty aroma. In the background you can smell some roast hints in there. Rootbeery and choclatey is hiding in the background olfactory. The pour is dark and opaque, very nice representation of a dark beer. Tan off-white head is a girdle around the top of the brew against the inside of the glass. The taste is perhaps a bit more bitter than I prefer for this sweet style. Mild medium burnt bitter appears to attract the back of my throat. You can taste the influence of milk in there. Enjoyable as a dark beer but perhaps to intense to be repeatable as a session. Some milk stouts I have tasted are mild enough to be thought of as a session. Cannot measure up to sammy smiths oatmeal or Mackeson xxx. Even tho Bell’s Cherry stout is not considered a fruit beer, this is slightly better than that. Overall, OK for a sweet stout but could be a little more mannered, the +5% alky shows thru too much. Expected something a little bit different than this, do they make a Baltic stout?

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