Americas Sweetness Stout

Formerly brewed at Americas Brewpub
Style: Sweet Stout
Aurora, Illinois USA


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 173   ABV: 5.78%
Walter's nickname, Sweetness! A milk stout brewed with un-fermentable lactose, black and chocolate malts, and a little raw wheat for texture. Smooth and creamy.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2007
Draft sampler at Walter Paytons Roundhouse. May be sweet, but first smell is a little soured. Pours black with ruby highlights. After sampling the Chocolate Beer, I still get impressions of cocoa, but also a nice black cherry note. Carries a surprising alcohol burn. No astringency here. Lacks the specific sugary taste of most milk stouts, but that makes it a nice, unique variation on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12783) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a nearly opaque dark brown-black color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Strings and spots of lacing. Roasty chocolate and malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and flavors of roasted malt, mild coffee and chocolate. The finish is toasted malt with a chocolate aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Draught. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin creamy light tan head that leaves waves of lacing. Aroma is semi-sweet, roasty. Flavor is quite sweet and chocolatey with a creamy lactic character. Finishes dry, roasty, with a creamy feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (8550) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Tried this one out on tap while up judging the Drunk Monk Challenge but didnt have time for good notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Draft at Americas. Pours a dark, slightly translucent brown with a tan head. Nose is werthers original, chocolate. Tons of diacetyl/butterscotch. This renders the beer virtually undrinkable. Huge Diacetyl character and sweet, cloyingly so. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4232) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
On tap at the Roundhouse. Pint served a black/brown color with a quickly diminishing, off white head, and sparse lacing. The aroma gave off roasty notes, coffee, malt and sweetness. The flavor supported these with an even hop bitterness, and a medium dry finish. The wheat didnt seem to help the head retention, but appeared to give the body some fullness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/20/07: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel malt. Body starts a little thin for the style with some malt sugars, light soapiness and some lingering roasted bitterness toward the finish. An average stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/20/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black with ruby edges, wispy beige head, streaks of lace, light roasted aroma, sweet chocolate and roasted flavor, lots of milky swetness that goes great with the rich chocolate,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2007
(Tap) Pours a inky black color with not much in the way of head. Sweet, roasted aroma. Flavor is relatively smooth, with coffee and burnt grain notes. Mouthfeel is not particularly strong, with a distinct lactose ending. Body is a little bit too thin for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Big cocoa nose...almost to the point of artificiality. The pour was a flat looking dark brown with a thin residue of a dishwater-type head, The flavor and texture were flat and boring. Cocoa again...artificial tasting and forced, with some nutts, roated grain, and coffee. The texture was very, very watery and insubstantial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2007
On tap pours a dark brown with a tan ring of a head. Bakers chocolate in the aroma and flavor. Finishes with chocolate. Thats about it. Not too bad but nothing special.

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