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RATINGS: 2448   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Malty-sweet aroma almost more befitting of a porter than a stout; aroma punctuated by tones of sour milk. Slight sour note unfortunately carried into the flavor and knocked its desireability down a couple notches. Almost too sweet even for a milk stout and not enough roasty flavors. Sufficiently dark in the glass but with little head or carbonation. A pleasant enough concoction but not a great example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Wow, what a great beer. I really enjoyed the roast flavors while maintaining that creamy feeling. Aromas are fully espresso and dark chocolate. Very roasty flavor and aftertaste. None of the extra fruity/savory feelings of an Imperial Stout, but that’s a good thing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2383) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle Pours a clear medium dark brown with a modest light brown head that quickly dissipated laving chunky, spotty lacing. A mild roasted, porter like flavor. Smokey and roasted. Feel I thought was pretty thin but nice enough.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Waht a beauty ... big cascade of bubbles built a big poofy head. Big milk-coffee aroma, too. Very sugary impression to start, with a java background and a milky tinge, too. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2005
This beer is ok. Good aroma but very strong aftertaste. I drank it but I doubt I will drink too many more

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Indiana_Red via trade. Aroma is evenly balanced between chocolate and roasted grain. Pours a dark brown with a tan head that lasts a minute or so. Red hilights when held to the light. Very malty with lots of chocolate throughout but stronger up front. Definitely sweet and creamy. Roasted grain and coffee in the finish. Coffee lingers shortly into the aftertaste and then fades only leaving the chocolate. A hint of fruitiness hides in teh background. Very creamy mouthfeel. A very good stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (871) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Nice roasty coffee aroma. A little fruity too. Light tan head that dies rather quickly. This is actually better than I expected. If you like Big roasty flavors and not much else then is your beer. A tad one dimensional but nevertheless, it tastes good to me. Palate could stand to be creamier though. Maybe half & half or heavy cream would work better? Hahaha! Don’t know if this enters into the regular rotation though. I generally like my stouts thicker & BIGGER. I might drink a single every now and then. My overall rating will be skewed higher due to the aroma rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2005
12 oz bottle received in a trade with Indiana_Red - Thanks Ken! - Pours very deep brown with a short tan head that settles into a film and laces decently. Aroma is roasted toasted almost burnt malt. A touch of coffee and just a bit of vanilla. Flavor is coffee, milk chocolate, and again just a bit of vanilla finds its way through. On the palate this is medium bodied, quite creamy. A touch of carbonation but not overdone. A fair session stout. Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2005
This poured from my bottle with an overall lack of head, though some made its way out, and a dark chestnut brown color. The aroma was muted, though as it warmed it released a lot more in the roasted coffee dimension with some vanilla. The flavor was generously coffee with a lot of cream in it and a gentle roasted bitterness, plus some natural cane sugar, all of which reminded me of having coffee in England. Rather thin, though for much of the bottle a slight tingle of carbonation prevented it from descending into limpness. Still, not very well held up by either carbonation or body. Drinkable and reasonably interesting, but not at all impressive given its palate difficulties.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Bottle: Dark black with small white head that went away quickly. You could tell it was smoother and creamier than most stouts but it wasn’t as sweet as I would’ve liked it. Overal great milk chocolatey flavor that wasn’t too bitter.


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