Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Available filtered and pasteurised in cans. Previously 3.0%.
Originally brewed by Mackeson of Hythe in Kent in 1910. This was the first beer to use milk sugar to produce a Milk Stout. The Mackeson brewery was eventually acquired by Whitbread, which in turn was taken over by Interbrew (now AB InBev) who initially produced the beer at their Magor brewery in Wales. Subsequently has been contract brewed by Youngs and latterly by Hydes.
"The Original & Genuine."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2008
Tin from Tesco. Never had this before as it was always overpriced but they’ve dropped the price so here goes. Wow this is great. Fantastic roasted toffee malt aroma with a roasted sweet body and a fairly bitter sweet finish. Lovely

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
can at the Avon Combined Services Club, Clifton Bristol. Black with a slight, but tight tan head. Very easy drinking with sweet aromas of chocolate, milk and dark fruit. The flavour was much of the same with plenty of sweetness and some coffee roastiness. Not bad for such a weak ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2008
Near black colored with brown hints. Medium sized beige head. Sweet and caramelly roasted aroma with some burned brown sugar. Thin to medium bodied, still not watery palate even only 3% ABV. Flavor is also sweet with caramel in start, roastiness also here. Aftertaste turns to somehow lactic and sour with still roastiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
33cl can from Sainsbury’s on offer. Black with tan head. Heavily roasted malt aroma, but I detect some burnt cane sugar. Cigarette smoke on the aroma too. Hey, it’s a 3% stout. I think it’s fairly dirnkable. Not too sweet, some residual sugar in mouth. Fine

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Can. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are sweet coffee with sweetened warm milk. Flavours are coffee with two sugars and caramel. Some milkiness and chocolate. Never been a fan of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2008
Dark brown with medium head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, coffee, liquerice and bitter chocolate. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee and liquerice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2008
Can. Clear dark brown coloured with a fast disappering off white ehad. Swet and light´roasted aroma of caramel and butterscotsch. Light roasted flavour of caramel and syrup. Light roasted finish. Quite good for a 3 % ABV beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2008
(Can 33 cl) Pours completely opaque black with a rough, beige head. Light aroma of butter with hard roasted malts. Light in body, a little low in carbonation with hard roasted malt accents - and again a little butter. Subdued bitterness. 140308

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 33 cL can. Pours dark brown with a fully diminished light brown head. Butterish aroma. Light roasted malt and light liqourice note too. Roasted malt flavour with a mild chocolate smoothness. Roasted malt finish, light acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2008
275ml bofttle @ the brewery tap in wim village. very very creamy for a bottled stout, lovery coffe notes both in aroma and flavour. liked it a lot

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