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RATINGS: 2564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Coffee nose with a black pour and thick foamy head. Similar to the Real Ale Coffee Porter


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3021) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal feb-15: etter Humlehelvete var denne just what the doctor ordered - rund, myk, balansert og helt uten skarpe kanter. Brunsvart med beige skum, rik og cremet munnfylde. Sjokolade og mild kaffe. Fløyelsaktig avslutning.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1406) - NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Nitro-edition from bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.02.15. Almost black. Pale, brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Good drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venettafields (10) - - FEB 21, 2015
Nitro. From a bottle with Enjoy by date 05/03/15. Appearance is the attraction here, with cascading head from the nitrogen. Mostly black, but not viscous. Aroma is just roasty, not very sweet like I would expect from other milk stouts. Maybe hidden by the thick, creamy head. Taste follows nose, just roasted malts, and not sweet at all. There’s a chalky taste that dries the mouth. Generally underwhelmed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3116) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
35,5cl bottle at Parkteatret, Oslo. Pours very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Moderate roasty aroma with notes of milk chocolate, caramel and hints of hops. Medium sweet with mild roasty flavours and a fairly balanced bitterness. Tasty and enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davegram (14) - - FEB 19, 2015
This is, hands down, my favorite milk stout. Perfect sweetness from the milk sugars, well balanced and rich. Poured with a head, it's almost too pretty to drink.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malvrich (53) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
12 oz nitro bottle bottomed up into Sam Smith imp pint glass A: Black brown color. Nitro show lasts 10-20 seconds. Head retains well and even hangs onto the neck of the bottle. Laces like a blanket. S: Bitter chocolate and toasted dark bread. Subtle. T: So silky smooth as almost seems someone slipped me a chocolate soda. Bitter but smooth and sweetish now is the chocolate malt. A hint of hop also now noticed towards the middle. This is a rare stout that I can drink 2-3 of. Very good! M: Watery or rather milky texture belies the 6%abv. Warming swallow though. Carbonation is very present but silky smooth and not at all unpleasant. Finishes wet but clean. O: Probably my favorite stout to date. I will have to sample a non-nitro bottle and compare textures. Well done and highly recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2631) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle: Dense, black as night; deep tan colored head, thick & creamy. Lasts for a bit but leaves no lacing behind. Aroma is full of sweet milky chocolates & light toasted malt. Huge mouth feel, super creamy & thick. Like Vitamin D milk. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate milk, hints of coffee, & a touch of roast. No noticeable hops, really, just an onslaught of dark malts & milk sugar sweetness. Low carbonation. The nitro versions have a cooler appearance with the fine bubbled head, as well as a more lazy, yet silkier mouth feel. Aroma & taste are identical, though. Overall, solid milk stout. A bit too far on the sweet side to be a regular drinker for me, but still tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (76) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Nitro bottle. This thing could not be smoother. Black pour with thin creamy brown top. Aromas of so much roasted. Flavor is quite sweet. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjc51478 (427) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
16 oz draught. Appearance is dark brown/black color with light, beige head. Aroma is coffee, lactose, and slight herbal/citrus character. Taste is similar with the coffe and chocolate present but not dominant. Nice lactose sweetness balances out any bitterness from the roasted grains and hops. Palate is medium-bodied, creamy texture, light to non-existent carbonation, and a sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (155) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
12oz bottle from MItsuya’s in Asagaya, Tokyo. Poured into an English tulip pint. Ink black with a modest tan head. Carbonation is very fine. Toasted malts, chocolate, cream, toasted marshmallow aroma present. Creamy mouthfeel with thin body. Malt, chocolate, spearmint, coffee and milk are all present flavors as it settles at room temperature. Thin body, dry finish.


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