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RATINGS: 2685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Pours a deep near-opaque brownish black with a thin tan head. Very stout-like aroma of roasted malt, black coffee, bittersweet chocolate and nuts that also carries over into the flavor. A bit more bitter than I expected for a sweet stout; nothing pronounced about the milk sugar ... maybe a slight mellowing of the palate and the flavors. Decent mouthfeel, good lacing. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1517) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Top notch aromas of chocolate and hazelnut. Great lacing from the dark and brown stout. Add coffee on the flavor and a malty sweet finish. A fairly light sweet stout on the palate, but still long on the finish. Not the finest in the style, but a nutty, good effort. Low alcohol, which is good, since I doubt the light textures could mask it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Deep translucent brown with a big frothy head. Strong roasting is present in the aroma. This is definatly sweet, with a creamy smooth body, and clean finish. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Pours nearly opaque brown/black. Nice nose of chocolate and dark coffee. The beer is sweetish but not over the top and certainly has enough austerity in the malt to balance out the milk sugars. That being said, this stout is unquestionably true to its name with overwhelming notes of chocolate icecream and sunday syrup. The finish is a bit sticky but ultimately the slightly coarse carbonation shortens its stay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
a sim rate: (on tap at Flying Saucer in Houston, TX) "It’s a fucking chocolate drink" - Paul Kukuk It’s like hot chocolate, but it’s cold. Coffee. Chocolate. Milky. It’s a milky latte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5428) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2006
12 oz bottle, via nolankowal. Pours a deep mahogany, almost black with a small brown head that faded to a thin film. Decent roasted and burnt malt nose with milk chocolate and lesser hints of oat and lactose. Flavor is more chocolate malt up front fading to a finish laced with black patant malt, lactose sweetness, and a lingering chalk flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. The texture is a little watery. An OK beer, but not worth alot of effort to seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3003) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle at Issac Newtons sampled with Stegosaurus, Pours dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, fruit, with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
Dark brown in colour with medium carbonation. Nice aromas of roasted malt, nuts, and a bit of chocolate. The roasted malt flavors are balanced out by some thick lactic character. Minor notes of coffee and caramel are also present. Not mind blowing beer, and although it doesn’t realy take any chances it is very well balanced and fits perfectly within the traditional confines of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 15, 2006
Guest tap @ the Smokehouse. Robust floral nose of coffee, slight spice & alcohol, and some left over caramel. The brew is black (a stout black, imagine that). The creamy beige head is mostly diminishing with light lace. The brew is very non-offensive, with a sharp and short finish. Translation: kinda small. Would be a great first stout to try for the newbie. The body is full and lively almost to the point of being fizzy. I like em softer, with more character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2006
Opaque black color with a thin foamy tan head. Nice roasted coffee and cocoa aroma. Sweet smooth malty flavor.

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