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RATINGS: 2438   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Creamy roasted coffee aromawith some metallic hints. Dark ruby body and a small beige head. Taste is extremely roasty and burnt with a coffe finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Sweetness for me is a bit out of hand, but this beer is still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Black color with no head. Aroma is strong with coffee. Slightly sour taste that still has lingering coffee. Decent malt base that’s a little sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Pour Dark brown with hints of amber. Quick dissapating brownish bead. Aroma is of burnt chocolate. Taste I got when cold is an oaky burnt taste with a long lasting chocolate aftertaste. After this brew warms however, it taste’s just like chocolate milk...Tasty!!! It is very smooth and easy to drink.

People in the Pgh area must have caught on quick because I can’t find this here at the store I go too anymore. I picked up two in the past 3 weeks, sadly they are gone. This brew is certainly a treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4445) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled labeled 6/22/04. When held up to the light pours a dark brown with a hint of a deep amber. Small tan head. Aroma is lactose, milk chocolate with slight coffee. Flavor is lactose and milk chocolate up front. This one is very sweet. Would go nicely with a brownie sundae or something. Went down smooth not a whole lot of carbonation. I think the year and half aging may have mellowed it out a bit. Not one of my top styles. But still a nice version of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Subtle roastiness and some sweetness in the nose. Good flavors follow but almost no finish. Beware of this trait in other Left Hand Brews--they don’t finish well. Light body for the style--smooth and creamy without much "umph."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Draught at the Federal in Durham, NC. Probably sat near the previous rater. Black as night with light brown head. Not much nose. Mild carbonation. Nice milk chocolate flavor and sweetness. Easy on the palate. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2005
On draft at the Federal in Durham, NC. Oily black appearance with a fairly nice off-white head. You can smell the sweetness complimenting other aromas such as a light coffee, chocolate, and a bit of hops. Very sweet coffee and chocolate flavor with apparent lactose sugar in it. Sort of oily feeling in the mouth when cold, thins out a lot as it warms up. It’s good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2737) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2008 on draught. Pours black with a good tan head. As I drank this one, the excellent lacing became apparent. The aroma was a little strange, a rich sweet smell with a slight sourness beneath, but pretty appealing. The flavor was more enjoyable with a tasty lactose sweetness and a rather nutty aftertaste. A little hop taste was there too, unlike another milk stout I’ve had. Good stuff, this.
[October 7, 2008]
bottle born on some unreadable month, but I can at least tell it’s from this year. The pour is fairly black with a decent head. I get a faint lactic sourness in the aroma along with nuts, Whopper malt balls, and faint coffee. The flavor is fairly beefy, semi sweet, with a chewy finish. The chocolate and malted sweetness is dessert like without being overbearing. The timid sourness keeps things from being one dimensional. This is a nice treat. Good to see it in my local grocery store.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Strong aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Too thin to start, but seemed to pick up some umph as it warmed. Flavor followed aroma: roasted malts, coffee and an undertoe of sweetness, hinting at roasted coffee and cream with a teaspoon of sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Heavy aroma of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate. The body is fresh coffee with a fair amount of lactose sweetening things. Dry finish that makes my tongue almost sandpapery. Good, not great.

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