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RATINGS: 2812   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Black colored, medium sized beige head. Strong roasted aroma with coffee and sweetness, even some smoky tones there. Medium bodied. Flavor is also dominated by sweet roastiness and coffee, also this mild smoke there. Good stout, maybe slightly too sweet. Aftertaste lasts with creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
Bottled. Ruby-black color with small head. Mellow and sweet aroma with firm maltiness, coffee and chocolade. Sweet flavor with chocolade, coffee, some fruitiness and mild bitterness. Creamy and soft palate. A bit too sweet but still very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisok (77) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Had this on tap at Old Chicago. Pours very dark with small head. Strong taste of chocolate. Aftertaste has a nice coffee flavor. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angolajones (17) - Angola, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Had this on draught from Shallo’s in Greenwood, Indiana. Very dark, hints of chocolate/coffee. Drank very smooth. Had to have another one. Give this one a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beedman (60) - Wonju, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 30, 2006
12 oz bottle thanks to Dave. Pours a near black with short lived off white foam. Aroma of dark bread and cheese. Taste is malty with very little hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. My first try of this style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Perfect beer. Chewy like a raisinette. The sweetness is evident but not overly so. Cloying but very repectful of company such as soft cheese. Aged chedar did not go well as the tangle ended up in a kind of rotten egg thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Dark, dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aroma of cocoa and cream, almost like a hot chocolate. Smooth, sweet taste as well, with some roasted malts and chocolate milk. Very close to a watery milkshake. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Bottle. Deep, dark brownish black color with black-and-tan like head. Evidence of chocolate milk, coffee grounds, and whipped cream like scent. Taste follows suit but adds an interesting roasted nut aftertaste. Solid and pleasurable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
On draught at McCray’s 6th St. Tavern in ATL. Pours a deep brown, opaque in glass, with low crown and medium retention with virtually little lacing. Aroma is full of roasty and toasty notes, malty sweetness, caramel, toffee, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Flavour is very sweet, full of malt and a little bit of coffee and chocolate. The finish is very smooth with no hop bite. Palate is very medium and I would have liked it to be a bit creamier, as the name implies. Overall a pretty decent beer and I don’t mind sipping on this all morning long while watching a football match on TV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2007 12oz bottled on 11/8/06. pours pitch black with 1/2 inch head. aroma is mainly coffee (with cream!), some mild sweet chocolate notes, and slight piney hop notes. very nice aroma. mouthfeel is medium, flavor is of soft and weak sweet milk chocolate, light coffee notes, and mild roastiness. beer also has mild hardly noticible hop bitterness. a solid beer for sure, but nothing special.

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