Nisse666 (4252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from local COOP consumed 2013-03-27 Uddingston
AR: heavy roasted malt, melas
AP: deep brown colored body, stouthy rocky sand brown head
F: salt licorice, roasted malt, smooth body, wee grainy, wee white sugar, soya
Jimthechap (1685) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Happiness is a big black pint. In this case it is only amplified by the fact it was a gift from Cantabrian (gratefully shakes the hand extended in friendship). This is a historical beer for my Yorkshire roots and one I’ve always heard about but never got around to trying. It appears jet black and has tawny notes in the dimple of the glass. A latte coloured head sat and sank into a thickish skim across the top of the beer. The aromas are firstly, and oddly to me, of blackberries, boysenberry icecream, jersey caramel, toffee brittle and creamy coffee. It is the most unusual and unexpectedly charming aroma. It suggests gentleness, and afternoon sessions in the pub watching sheets of rain soak passers by and of a moment to myself that my wife doesn’t know about. In the mouth it is unctuous and creamy with a touch of charry roastiness and filling mouthfeel. I find this beer to be enormously fulfilling, an ideal sessionable beer. One worth savouring and maybe replicating? Hmm, thinks I.
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Little foam head. Smells of milky cream and roasted malt. Sweet taste that gets better as the temperature increases. Excellent session beer.
Imaena (1855) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. This is a classic milk stout. Love it when you want the smooth stout taste but not so much alcohol.
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Cantabrian (848) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had been counting the days to try this historical beer, Thanks to Adam Goddard, who send 2 x 4packs to Germany while I visited. The historical value is priceless and so is the experience. As the first milk stout, this original does not disappoint at all.One alert before pouring though: please do not use any care when pouring. Do it deliberatley and rather sloppyish, so you will apreciate a great looking, creamy, chestnut head, over a dark brown, almost black, rather opaque body. The cushioned head will behave like a wonderful creamy, foamy cover of freshly milked milk, no wonder the label still bears a milk churn. The aroma is not overwhelming, but on the other hand it has no hints of dairy effluents either (as some good modern Milk Stouts sometime suggest). Chocolates, roasted malts and plums. Nothing wrong with that. Flavours do wander into the coffee world, but keep to milk chocolates, roasts, dried fruits and a nice, not too pungent hoppy bitterness. Like a Murphy’s, but, sweet, without the sourness. And with the full knowledge of the low alcohol content, the pleasant alcoholic tinge comes as a surprise. Now, isn’t that just perfection then? Certainly it is not full bodied. Medium to thin, still the palate is creamy, smooth, with a velvet feel. Milky! They still cannot re-instate the term "milk", forbidden since war times, but the palate does not lie. We gotta put this great beer into perspective. The low scores in this site are vastly unfair. Must be hopheads expecting the punch of an contemporary imperial stout. Had this Mackeson Stout been (wrongly) styled as a "low alcohol", this would be a "100"!
SarkyNorthener (2098) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Black stout large beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is sweet with chocolate and roast malt flavours. Texture is a little watery. I used to hate this stuff years ago, but now I can quite easily drink it.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can found at an ethnic supermarket in Stockwell. The pour’s deep brown with a massive tan head. The nose is roasted malt and light chocolate milk sweetness. A bit of ash. The taste is light dusty nuts, some milk chocolate. Smooth coffee. Pretty simple, subdued flavors. Light, watery body. Overall, fairly unremarkable. Not particularly flavorful, inoffensive.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Small and unremarkable much like the author of this. It’s a bit like having a stout shandy, which is not something I would ever seek out. Not unpleasant and will make a serviceable midweek snifter after a main event. Mr Gorman used to drink this. He always seemed a man of some taste. Evidently not. Move on.
wimpyjoe (4152) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Low alcohol stout with a nice roasted malt aroma, but not carried through too well into the taste, but it does maintain a decent texture.
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33l can. This one pours a deep brown - near black actually, body under a big and almost creamy chocolate-head. On the nose I get tones of sweet chocolate and thin roasted malts. A hint of something burned as well, but is’s all in all not a massive aroma bomb this. It’s quite sweet and watery in flavor, thin roastiness with a really present burned and almost ashy finish and aftertaste. A bit minerally and dry as well in the finish. Easy drinking, but not to impressive really. 02.08.2012