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Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1899) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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 itís only 3% in alcohol. I didnít expect much from this interbrew beer, but I was surprised. It is a pleasant beer, not bad at all.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (3923) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2004
Bottle. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Smooth and seductive. As comforting as a warm milk drink before bed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (10648) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2004
Bottled, pasteurised. Black with red hue. The good old milk stout that our Grandma's used to drink. There is definitely a place for this sweet grainy beer, but not in my cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4293) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2004
Plain stout appearance with little head, the aroma is milky with a dry finish, and the flavour is milky with a bitter tinge with quite an off-centre feel about it. Overall an ok sweetish stout with a slight dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Milk stout, non? Or is that a word no longer used as it may induce small children to partake in this evil elixir? Can't separate this from old friend that was mainly a wine drinker - she knew I love beer and must have asked me at every party we ever attended together whether or not I tried this. "I sell it" I would tell her. Really quite a bit TOO sweet for my taste. Beyond that, or underneath the sweetness or on top of it - whatever- seemed like a pretty decent stout.

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