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RATINGS: 2781   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Poured a dark red with a light tan head that settled quickly. Aroma consisted mainly of chocolate and espresso. Flavor was predominately coffee with a hint of chocolate, with a long roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 9, 2007
Bottled. A black beer with some reddish reflections, with a big and persistent light brown head. Excellent aroma of milk chocolate and roasted malt; I liked it very much. Also the flavour is really nice with strong notes of milk chocolate again and some roasty, coffeish and sugary notes. The body is quite light and the aftertaste is sweet. A very nice beer from Left Hand brewery. Maybe a more stouty palate and a longer aftertaste and this beer would become perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6354) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Bottle (35 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark brown with no head. Creamy milk chocolate aroma with some hops. Medium bodied and smooth, and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2067) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle: Deep red colour,thin head. Aroma of tar,smoky,raisin,toffee,and dark chocolate. Flavor has salt lakris,and almost the same as the aroma nose. Thin to medium body.Thin to medium sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted notes, coffee, earth notes, and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is a smooth milky chocolate with some bitter roasted notes in the finish. Other than the bitter roasted notes the beer is sweet in the delivery of its other flavors. Very solid malt body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5233) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2007
12 oz bottle. Probably one of my favorite easily obtainable Stouts. Pours a deep dark brown/light black with some red hues around the edges with an average size very light tan head. Aroma mainly of chocolate milk but hidden underneath are some coffee and slight tar notes. Palate is a little thin and has a little to much carbonation but I still like this stuff. Flavor shines when it’s cold and doesn’t quite have that "wow" taste this one warm that I’m used to. Flavor is still very nice of mild chocolate and slight coffee. If this was fall I could easily throw a six pack back while sitting outside listening to music.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39114) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a dark red hue, creamy milk chocolate head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Soft malty flavoured containing roasted malt and chocolate malt. Nice mellow finish with no hops. Very enjoyable.7-4-7-4-15=3.7

From bottle, 5A Papsoes New Zealand vs US blind tasting. Pours amber/brown with a lacing tan white head. Smooth chocolate malt aroma. Mild coffee and chocolate malt flavour. Solid acidic note. Light fruity note. Ends with a lingering coffee and roasted malt flavour but still with a smooth chocolate note.7-4-7-4-15=3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
draft into a pint glass from Redbone’s in Somerville... The aroma was chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. The first sip was smoky and smooth. It was so smooth that it led to a couple of involuntary gulps... yummers. The mouth feel was heavy, but the light carbonation and diverse flavors made it extremely drinkable. This was my first beer at redbone’s and my first left hand offering. This was a nice beer experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2151) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Black appearance, thick lasting brown head. Malts and chocolate in aroma. Sweet flavour, some sourness even, quite watery. Tastes like a sweet Guinness. Quite ok, as long as you don’t drink more than a few in a row, as it might get boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
eekonomist (4) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2007 does not count
Really had high hopes for this, especially after the aroma hinted at a thicker, more milky version of Sam Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. Unfortunately, the flavor was more Guinness Draught with added water. Hints of chocolate and milk, but the water just washed them away quickly. The texture is too thin, as is the carbonation. Overall, a disappointment.

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