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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle: Small off-white head, no lacing. Ruby molassses color. Nose of chocolate oatmeal, caramel, no dark roast, no patent, dusty chocolate. Similar to the porter, only a smidge different. The flavor is lightly smoky with a bit of raspberry and coffee. The tail is smoky and light. Watery thin body. eh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2005
heard this was the best of the left-hands, having not had any others, it is my favorite so far...haha..but rea;;y the beer is quite tasty, flavor abounds with lactose, mailt, coffee, and chocolate roastiness. a medium body with a dark brown color and little to no head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1441) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Bottle: Dark brown with a light brown head. When held up to light, it has a lovely red brown color. I liked the sweetness balanced with charcoal. Aromas of sweet chocolate waft out of the glass into the nasal cavity offering the drinker a pleasant multi-sensory experience! Having had other Left Hand brews at this tasting, the feel was similar to the Left Hand porter. Thanks Indiana_Red for the share.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Black. Bubbly, light tan head. Malt, lactose, chocoffee aroma. Same flavor. Medium/full body. Smooth and roasty milk stout. Refreshing. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Bottle. Pours onyx black with an abundant head that clings nicely to the glass. Aroma is straight coffee and roasted malt, with emphasis on the coffee. Flavor is coffee, with a hint of roasted malt/nut. Palate is thin and a bit too watery. Overall, a pleasant java flavor that improves as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Bottle. Pours with huge frothy light brown head. Clear body that is dark almost black but shows red and clear in strong light. Aroma is average malt. Molasses, caramel, chocolate, roasted, and nutty. Light hops, light yeast. Some brown sugar in there as well. Body is medium and a bit thin with soft carbonation and chalky finish. Flavor is average in duration, moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. This stuff is like chocolate milk. Easy drinking, well balanced, and not too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gong (3) - USA - JUL 16, 2005 does not count
Dark brown color with very little head. Very nice aroma of chocolate. Overall an average stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Very dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Light chocolate aroma with some caramel. Nice body. Decent cocoa/roast flavor with noticable milkiness. Clean and creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Not exactly a top tier stout, but still not a bad beer. The deep reddish brown is black at its heart and the lively khaki head fades relatively quickly. The aroma is chocolatey and lightly roasty. The lactose sweetness melds nice to mellow out the roast and bitterness and make a pretty smooth and well-rounded package, although the thin body leaves a little to be desired. There’s also this slight aspect of bourbon that’s lurking around underneath that might have something to do with the alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 Original rating, July 4, 2005.Bottle, beer 4 of 31 for American Beer Month. Nice, sweet smell resolves to a cola-colored pour under a briefly fizzy head. Taste includes impressions of mocha java, black malts, and a bit of sourness. And maybe it’s just impression from the name of the style, but I also get something of a milk aftertaste. Alcohol makes itself known, too. Rating 7-4-6-4-15. I think I can stand by this rating after the bottled Nitro version.


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