Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 170   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (4122) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2012
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 isís all in all not a massive aroma bomb this. Itís 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (10201) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle @ Rasmus House. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, light medic note. Flavor is roasted malt, licorice, coffee, lightly sour. Thin body, soft carbonation. 020812

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. Lacks bitterness. Watery. 020812

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Can. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Very dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. No roast. Short light bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16771) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Can. Nice head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, water, ash, chocolate and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Can, 3%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, butter and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, little watery and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1824) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Can. 2.8%. Jet black with a large bubbly tan head with okay retention. Aroma is roasty, fruity like a normal stout, but with lactose/milk. I also note the presence of the caramel. This has been artificially blackened up with colourant. Also, not sure if this is from the can or from roasted barley, but very irony. Definitely black malt in there. Kola nut. Sorta bittersweet. Dry finish. Palate is a bit watery. Kinda oily. Restorative, like all stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours jet black, tan head for a bit. The nose is chocolate milkshake, no discernible hops. Across the tongue it is thin and oily, condensed milk sweetness on the way out. To sweet for me, not enough body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2012
330ml Can. Jet black, canít pick up any hints of colour here. steady tan head. Loads of smells coming from this. Creamy milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roast coffee. In the mouth, very mild. Creamy milk chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Surprisingly light, with a tinge of bitter. Thereís a metallic taste knocking around in this and everything just feels a bit too thin. After the firts mouthful, it completely kills that initial scent too. Quite disappointing and the aftertaste isnít one Iíll be savouring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Can - Dark brown/black and a light red tint with a thick lasting tan head, Smells of roasted malt, sweet smell of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel malt. Medium thin light watery body with soft carbonation. Sweet taste of butter caramel milk chocolate malt with a watery thin milky middle light roast without a strong bitter coffee roast. Very thin, weak, little metallic (maybe from the can) and light acidity. A little too watery for my taste and slightly artificial.

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