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RATINGS: 2649   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Enjoyed on tap in a shaker glass. The beer pours an opaque black color, with a dense light to medium tan head. The nose shows notes of dark chocolate and caramel. The palate shows a touch of roasted character initially, before revealing a pleasant amalgam of caramel, toffee, residual lactose-based sweetness, and a balancing bitterness. Carbonation is relatively low and the mouthfeel full, allowing the beer to be substantial, and yet remain eminently drinkable. The finish is long and quite sweet. Overall, a very enjoyable experience, and a very nice example of an all-too-rare style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3926) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway. Pitch black color, good foam (hard pour). Medium aroma intensity; roasted, lighter licorice and malt and coffee with milk in the end notes. Medium body & complexity. A little on the sweet side. Enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3228) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2015
Another American classic I had yet to taste, some kind of hybrid between classic oatmeal stout and classic milk stout, from Colorado. Loose and irregular yet creamy, deep yellowish beige head, retaining well around the edges and leaving a tan veil over the beer; colour is a very dark mahogany brown, approaching black but still translucid around the edges. Aroma has notable smokiness at first, smoked herring even and reminding me more of a smoked porter than a milk stout; this smoky accent fades away in warming up, when the bouquet becomes notably sweeter, via impressions of walnuts, wet leather, black peppercorns, coffee grounds, cigar ashes, to a lot of dark chocolate gaining strength, dried leaves, caramel candy, dried stonefruit, raisins and candied dates. Dryish and actually fairly neutral onset, some restrained dried fruit sweetness, mineral accents, soft carbo as expected and creamy mouthfeel due to the lactose but still a relatively thin body for a 6% ABV stout; umami flavours more prevalent after the first sip, very light sourish touch; rounded, nutty and toasted maltiness and more chocolatey roasted bitterness in the end, but everything remains gentle and soft. The smoky accent from the aroma, where it seems to fade away after a while, returns retronasally but only faintly so. Finish is juicy and malty, with the dark chocolate bitterness lingering on the root of the tongue, along with a touch of leafy hops, resulting in a bittersweet ending. This is a fine stout, but I must admit I expected more creaminess and a thicker lactose flavour. Glad I tasted this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarauderSky (18) - - JUL 30, 2015
Very creamy. I’m not usually a big fan of stouts, but this wasn’t too bad. Even after it sat for a while and got a little warm, it was still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1322) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle @ BA Sundbyberg. Pitch black body with a low head. Roasted malt, cocoa, lactose. Nice blend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KamGoPro (157) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Black pour, rich toasted malt aroma, sweet sugary start that lingers. Has a bitterness in the middle that disappeared quickly. Nice dessert

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joejames (361) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours black. Thin khaki head, light lacing, no retention. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is sweet. Medium body, light carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes sweet, just slightly bitter. Tasting notes of chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar, grass and toffee. Nice light, easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2881) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2015
Old rating rerated 21.07.2015, 0,35l bottle (as Milk Stout Nitro) @ home:
Small light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is dry roasted, dark malts, roasted grain, hay, coffee, grass, chocolate, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly dry and burnt, roasted grain, hay, lactose, burnt caramel, roasted coffee, grass, chocolate, ashtray. Medium bitterness, slightly watery mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & cocoa; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, milk chocolate, coffee, and some hops; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (233) - - JUL 15, 2015
Tap @ Oliver Twist Stockholm. Dark with a head like that on espresso. Milk and chocolate with burnt malt. Very smooth and velvety with a limited mouth feel. Quickly passing after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1152) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
Bottled as Nitro. Black with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma of Coffee, Chocolate and Vanilla. Sweet taste, light bitter with a soft roasted and coffee end.

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