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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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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."


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
erickok (3790) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 25, 2012
Brown body with ugly, flimsy tan head. Coffee, vegetables, rubber and sweetened rye bread. Reasibly full taste for the abv, but not necessarily a nice one. Especially the aspartame aftertaste. Ugh. Nasty stuff. (33cl can)

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2011
Thick, dark colour with a decent brown head. Aromas are predominantly sweet, and malty, slightly nutty and just a little bit smokey - very little alcohol presence. Taste is sweet, sweet, sweet, very little bitterness. Certainly a classic, though I prefer something a little punchier.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
NordicV (1222) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011
Ser fin ut. Mörk med beige skum. Doftar chokladmjölk. Sen är smaken så jäkla söt av mjölksockret. Tunn kropp. De rostade tonerna förmår inte att höja betyget speciellt mycket.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2011
Can from Sainsbury’s. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin tan head that dies away. Aroma is a little sweet with caramel, roasty malt and oatmeal. Similar flavours with caramel and Weetabix flavours. Not too bad and, although sweet, it doesn’t spoil this beer for me.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PaulW (100) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Always had a soft spot for this. Light in alcohol, but the beige head and creamy feel underpin a great old milk stout. Unusually sweet in an era of stouts and porters with high IBUs. This has an old fashioned feel, and was reputed to be offered to my mom when she was in hospital having given birth to me. A guilty pleasure, but I like it!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4887) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Mild dark roasted barley and a bit sweet aroma. Light coffee and medium caramel flavour, round and mild. My breakfast stout in Liverpool :-)

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
goozen (3064) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2011
Can 0,33ltr: Opaque black with an pretty sweet taste but just not annoying, and some milky feel way in the back. I like this low-alcohol Stout.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (3230) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 3, 2011
cans from supavalue supermarket Sweet caramel aroma with lactose and malted milk biscuits. brown-black in colour with medium carbonation and slight head.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
can, nice aroma, light caramel coffeeblack, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, very specific taste, sweet stout, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, good beer, refresable

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
I have a sweet tooth so I may be biased but this is lovely stuff. Metallic nose. No head. Slightly bitter taste with a very sweet chocolate and extremely mild coffee noted aftertaste. Yum yum.


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