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InBev UK
Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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 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."


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11628) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2009
Black with a lasting, light brown head. Caramel aroma with a touch of buttermilk. Caramel and toffee flavour

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlondeGrim (22) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2009
330 ml can, ASDA. Surprisingly tastefull for a 3% beer. First impression is lactose, sweetened milk. Light body but full taste on tongue. Hard to define the last sip: one can’s enough. Pleasantly surprised though.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (22099) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Canned. Dark ambery brown colour with small brown head. Aroma is mash an very sweet sugaru and syrrupy. mild roast. Flavour is quite much the same with some slight bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2009 330 ml can. From the UK. Black colour with creamy sand head. Sweet lactose aroma with roasted malt and hints of liquorice. Very nice dry roasted malty flavour with milky (lactose) sweetness and liquorice. Some bitterness and hints coffee. Excellent stout for 3%.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1532) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 This is a real old-man beer. Epitomises that old geezer, wolly sweather,pipe and sliper vibe. This 27 year old picked up a 4 pack just for a laugh. Flavours,ok flavours .Sweet and cloying.Cold coffee ,molasses and rasins.Like Sam Smiths Oatmeal ’light’.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2008
I didn’t expect much when I picked up a 4-pack of these fairly cheap. I poured one in a glass and took a good sip. It was surprisingly very good! It’s like Guinness with more flavor. It’s nice and dark yet very smooth. It’s sweet and tastes of coffee with a slight bitterness. My wife’s not a big-time beer drinker but definitely liked this one. It’s a stout that I’ll certainly buy again.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Borresteijn (5247) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2008
Can @ home. Nice black colour, creamy head. Sweet nose, roasted malts. Taste is initially of roasted malts, coffee and some bitterness, but gets really sweet in the end. The sweetness stays. Soft and full mouthfeel, but this is too sweet for my liking.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle. Poured black with a thick tan head. Slight aroma of malt. Sweetish malt taste, thin body, thinnish finish. A rather ordinary stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1578) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Tan, shortlived head. Aroma: Coffee and dark malt. Burnt. Taste: Smooth and sweet. Coffee and dark malt. Too sweet? Info: 330ml can, 19/2-2008, 174/300, 187/500

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Pours a thick tar-coffee like beer with tan ale. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate. Flavor is malts and chocolate. Body is super light for this style but it’s still decent. Carbonation is medium.


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