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RATINGS: 2504   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
On draught at McCray’s 6th St. Tavern in ATL. Pours a deep brown, opaque in glass, with low crown and medium retention with virtually little lacing. Aroma is full of roasty and toasty notes, malty sweetness, caramel, toffee, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Flavour is very sweet, full of malt and a little bit of coffee and chocolate. The finish is very smooth with no hop bite. Palate is very medium and I would have liked it to be a bit creamier, as the name implies. Overall a pretty decent beer and I don’t mind sipping on this all morning long while watching a football match on TV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2007 12oz bottled on 11/8/06. pours pitch black with 1/2 inch head. aroma is mainly coffee (with cream!), some mild sweet chocolate notes, and slight piney hop notes. very nice aroma. mouthfeel is medium, flavor is of soft and weak sweet milk chocolate, light coffee notes, and mild roastiness. beer also has mild hardly noticible hop bitterness. a solid beer for sure, but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3509) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007

Update. 12 oz. bottle on 7/2/2007. Pours opaque deep brown/black with a moderate tan head. Aroma same as previous rating, A bit more flavorful this time than my previous rating with notes of milk chocolate and lightly toasted malt. Very light sweetness and perhaps a tad thin.

12 oz. bottle courtesy of Secret Santa. Pours a very deep opaque brown/black with a thin lhead. The head is not creamy as is typical in most stouts and there are plenty of effervescent bubbles breaking the surface of the head. Very nice aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor was not as strong as the aroma with the chocolate much less pronounced in the flavor. Not at all sweet. Mouthfeel was a bit light. 8,3,7,3,13=3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 The aroma has chocolate milk, coffee, burnt malt, and oatmeal. The appearance is dark red/brown with a relatively average head. The flavor is sweet and toasty with all the elements from the aroma. The palate is OK it’s about average for a stout but I would like for it to be thicker. The finish is bitter. Overall it’s a nice easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutloveril (21) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with quickly fading head. Aroma is roasted malt and sweet coffee. Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate milk. Finish is smooth and not bitter. A tad on the thin side but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2007 Attractive dark brown pour with chestnut highlights. The head is thin and off white, not quite tan. Dissipates quickly and there is virtually no lacing. The aroma is average. Faint coffee, slight roasted malt but mostly sweet. The flavor starts off sweet and sugary and transitions nicely into roasted malt. Pleasant mouthfeel and aftertaste. Kinda like a "Stout Light".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4112) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Re-rate, original was from 2006....19 years old. This was from the nitro bottle. Nice pour, clean and opaque black with some garnet hints around the edges. One solid finger of dense creamy mocha tan head. Nose shows a clean roast with hints of grain husk and fresh ground coffee. Bittersweet chocolate and burnt sugar in the flavor. A light black coffee acidity and notes of fruit skin show on the finish. Full bodied with a round velvety palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zachh (23) - USA - DEC 17, 2006
Definitely an interesting beer. As my first milk stout, I didn’t quite know what to expect. When first sipped, the taste takes a second to hit. After it does, the milk and stout arrive at the same time. It makes for a different but interesting taste. This is a good, well ballanced beer that makes me want to try other milk stouts. This would make a good beer for a clam night of drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1019) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Poured from bottle. Finally, my 1st try at a Left Hand brew. Coffee/toffee/smoky aroma with hop/herbal background. Head doesnt stick around too long - cola-like appearance. I noticed the creamy feel first before the flavor. Then, I noticed the malt - nutty, with a hint of cocoa. Aftertaste then kicks in - some hops with roasted vegetable (okra?). I dont really taste the sugar so much. A thoroughly enjoyable milk stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Deep dark colors with a full body. Coffee aroma abound. Warm, thick and creamy. Roasted chocolate with a silky finish, that has a very slight bitter finish. It’d be nice if they made an imperial with this recipe.

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