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InBev UK
Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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."


SarkyNorthener's rating

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3032) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - NOV 12, 2012
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fellebag (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
Can 33cl. Light brown sticky medium head. Very dark color. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, licorice, malt, syrup. Dry sweet taste of licorice, malt, coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rusos (101) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Black with brown head. Aroma roasted, some nuts, candies. Taste roasted, candies, quite sweet. Empty body. 

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fajry (1112) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Plechovka. Čierna farba, hnedá pena, hneď spadla. Vôňa sladká, kakaová. V chuti prázdne telo, chuť teplého kakaa, sladkosť. Dochuť ... skoro žiadna.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (3029) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Can from Seoul Plaza. Very dark colour, beige head. Dry roasty simple stout, similar to continental draught Guinness. Actually quite palatable, easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (5988) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Can, kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Caramel, malt in aroma. Sweet caramel malt, light coffee in taste.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (15918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
From notes. Bottle at the Heineken brewery in St. Lucia. It’s a long story. Dark brown color,huge tan head that settles quickly. Aroma of milk chocolate, nuts, light ash. Taste is sweet cocoa. Light body. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3264) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a brown ring. Coffee and milk chocolate aroma, thin, mild bitterness and diluted coffee taste. Light body, soft fizz and a long stale coffee finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, stale coffee with milk, and a bit of cardboard. Sweet flavor with stale coffee with milk, and a roasty finish. Light-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt, burnt veg. Pours pitch black with thin tan head. Slight lacing. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, clean and smooth, near to flat. Mildly bitter roast malt flavour with weak sweet/creamy coffee notes. Lightly sweet, mildly dry, roast malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (503) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
330ml can into glass. Pours pitch black with large coffee coloured head. Smells like milk chocolate and coffee. Tastes like iced coffee. Mouthfeel is medium and milky. With your eyes closed this IS iced coffee. Nice but weird.


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