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Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in cans. Previously 3.0%.
Originally brewed by Mackeson of Hythe in Kent in 1910. This is 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."


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2005
From a can.Almost black in colour,no head,smells like burnt milk and coffee,quite sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2004
Having heard many good things about this beer (it used to be my mothers main beer in England, and we have similar tastes), I was looking forward to trying it. I’m still not sure what I thought of it, on one hand it was quite a bit too sweet, although it didn’t cloy too much, yet on the other it was drinkable if one got over that. It looked really nice, a deep rich mahogany (when held to the light), or jet black when not, with a rocky tan head a top. I guess I could get used to it, but I don’t have any great desire to right now.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Black stout colour, thin tan head. Caramel and coffee aroma. Full-bodied, sweet, coffee and chocolate flavour. Chocolatey finish. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (3856) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2004
I was surprised by the complexity of this considering its low strength. Dark with a coffee taste dominating and with plenty of depth. Very suppable and an all round pleasant beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2004
Canned from Sainsburys. Black, with moderate sized brown head. Aroma is coffee, with a sweet malty flavour. Thin bodied. Weak but interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2004
Canned. Black opaque coloured with thin beige/brown head. Coffeeish aroma, sweet malty and chocolate flavour. Interesting but too thin and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2004
Very milky and sweet. Similar too a coffee. Very thick and quite nicely put together. Very unique which is great and interesting to enjoy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Liberty (52) - Stompwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2004
Tasted from a 330-ml can: roasted malt, sweetness, some chocolate and coffee notes, dark fruit, not very bitter and a bit creamy. Very drinkable, as it’s only 3% in alcohol. I didn’t expect much from this interbrew beer, but I was surprised. It is a pleasant beer, not bad at all.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Dark Color. Chocolate and Coffee Smell/Taste. An average Stout. Easy enough to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (3700) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2004
Can, from Global Wines, Bearwood. Enormous head, from a small can. Opaque. Smells creamy, but going off slightly. Very light, sweet and smooth. Some blackcurrant maybe and chocolate - Hershey style! pleasant enough, but weak.


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