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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1347) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Bottle. Bottled on 6/22/04. Pours a DEEP mahogany with thin light tan head. Aroma is of roasty malts, cocoa, vanilla and milk chocolate. Taste begins with sweet malts and sugars and finishes with a roasty bitterness. Carbonation is high but this still manages to be smooth throughout. Not as full and flavorful as other milk stouts I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2005
On tap. Dark brown color, thin off-white head. Aroma of fruit, mild floral hops, roast tobacco. Sweet, but not as much as others in the milk stout field. Medium body for the style, some hints of chocolate, tobacco, berries. A pleasant slightly above average stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Just did not go down well for me. Color is a little weird, too. Like a dark brown smudge. Perhaps I was looking for something else with this beer, found it quite sour and technically lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2005
58F. Slow to mount CO2 froth that never really humps the galss all that well. Looks a little thin, but gets a bonus for the logo. I smell dry currants and elderberries, and fresh millk. Those blackened malts rough up the palate, then smooth it out with minerally ash and lighter roasted barley flour. With a dropper squeeze a few drops of black cherry juice in grain alcohol on your tongue. This manages to be smooth, not exactly creamy, more like 2% milk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2005
poured black with little to no head. Very little carbonation.. Creamy mouthfeel. Little roasty taste with a bit of chocolate. Not much flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 25, 2005
Pours a cola color with no real head to mention. Sweet chocolatey aroma. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Creamy, light chocolate taste. Watery. Average stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Near black but not opaque. Small tan head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor is sweet coffee and cola. Slightly tart with a little fizzy tingle on the tongue, but not distracting. Not especially complex but the flavor is good and the body is decent. Pretty good. I bought a six and I doubt they will last long.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2005
From a winter sampler pack. Kind of a heavy, satisfying brew. When I just started to really enjoy the beer, it was gone. Will purchase again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Not fully opaque but very dark with a little tan head. Roasted malt and a malt sweetness in the aroma. Nice full body, sweet and smooth with a chocolatey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2005
pop the cap and an aroma of chocolate milk escapes, strange.Pours dark with a thin head.Flavor is sorta sweet like chocolate with a thinning mouthfeel.Finish is sweet.

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