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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Aroma was of sweet and coco malts. Black body and small cocolate head. Flavor was creamy sweet and was rich. Was smooth on the palate. An enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2005
This beer poured well with a thin, but enduring head. The mouthfeel was creamy and full and the flavoir was sweet and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (792) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Nearly black but thin; a short-lasting, brown head. Heavy on the roast in the aroma, along with coffee and cigarette ashes (ew). Flavor starts out very sweet with a sugary, fruity taste; more of the cigarette ash. The finish is the most promising part; that’s where we see the coffee and some nice vanilla. Thickens as it warms up; needs to settle after opening to get some of the carbonation out. Starts out too harsh and with carbonation that is too bitey; let it settle and warm up and it starts to approach average. I feel a bit let down with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2005
12 oz bottle (dated 12.28.04). Non-existent head. What little aroma there was smelled a bit of coffee and roasted malt. Taste was similarly bland. I’m not impressed; sorry!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Bottled on 12/28/2004. Dark brown body, with light magenta tinges on the edges. Clear, highly filtered. Head is gone very quickly, though some of it clings to the edges. Smells earthy, roasty, some sweet caramel and hints of lactose. Maybe some chocolate twizzlers. Flavor tastes of sweet caramel, light roast. Finishes with a light sugary-cream flavor. Very simple flavor profile. Just mainly sweet caramel. With the forced carbonation, I get hints of cola. Though after 5 months, the carbonation is tolerable. Not particularly impressive body, thanks to the heavy filtration. Good basic maltiness with a touch of hops flavor in the background. Ends with a bit of dark chocolate and light roast. I think I’ve now mentioned caramel and light roast about 10 times in this review. Left hand needs to get with the program and stop filtering the hell out of their beers. I havent had a substantial one yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Pours almost black. Sweet cocoa, coffee, and spicy raisin tastes. Silky smooth around the mouth, ending with a pefect touch of fizz. If coffee milk were a beer, it would be this. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Very dark mahogany, thicker/darker in the center. Finger high head of sandy brown sits with a lightly bumpy frothyness to it. Slips away quickly to a thin skim and collaring. Lace coats the glass in moderate webby sheeting. Aroma is clean, quick, and tangy. It seems to go from distant to fronting, it doesn’t quite keep the same from wiff to wiff. But when it peaks its quite nice. Sweet barley flakes and tangy oats and a very mild milk chocolate is what makes up most of its keep. Taste is just as quick if not quicker. It swooshes right down with a creamy ease that Is, alot like milk. No wonder the name. That said, it tends to be quite milky(or milk-like) with partial chocolateyness that mildly lays low and finely/delicately places itself across the palate. Finish gets a bit more things a happenin’. Slight roast, slight nuttyness, subdued barley sweetness, and a chocolate cake fluff all reside at the end making for a nice display. The chocolate sticks around awhile like I just dipped a chocolate chip cookie in milk. Feel is a slick creamy milken body thats super fun to behold. Its not as stouty as it should be, its milky through and through with a refined chocolateyness thats actually fairly nice and begins to intice another glass full. Its seemingly light but moderately carbonated and bold within its creamy, somewhat fluffy texture. I could handle a couple of these no prob. Drinkability is slippery and then some. A pretty darn nice Milk Stout in my book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2005
black with a thin creamy quickly diminishing head off white head. aroma is coffee, malt and slightly sweet chocolate. mouth feel is thin, dry and bitter. not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2005
Pours a clear dark reddish-brown, small light tan head that doesn’t last long, not much lacing either, aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied with a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Smokey coffee and chocolate flavors, finishes a bit sweet, a pretty drinkable stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4350) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
Black with almost no head. I could smell coffee before I poured the beer. Some chocolate in the aroma as well as toast. Flavor is coffee and chocolate, sweet, then a mildly bitter aftertaste. Excellent palate. Very smooth, but also a substantial beer. I could drink a lot of this.

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