MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Very milky and creamy. Sweet and delicious. Good creamy head. Gorgeous dark colour. Very drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Very dark colour. Bottle pour didn’t form much head. Gorgeous aroma. Full of roasty, earthy chocolate, light molasses. Exceptionally smooth body with a rich soft molasses, silky milk chocolate. Excellent flavours and mouthfeel, two things I want the most from my milk stout. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
Cask Handpump at the outside bar of the Black Horse, Darwen 27/05/2006
Sweet aroma. Black smooth on the palate and sweet with a crisp slightly dry burnt roast finish. zacgillbanks (5174) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. A black beer with ruby red highlights that pours with a thin disappearing tan head. It has strong liquorice, chocolate and blackcurrant flavours followed by a sweet and roasted finish. mt_hall (201) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottled. Jet black with a small, light brown head. Coffee, toffee, and a hint of leather on the nose. Creamy smooth with a touch of acidity, quite a bit of sweetness, and a long finish of coffee and chocolate. Only improvement would be a bit more body. Excellent.
Cantabrian (1130) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2014
Lovely appearance, black with a creamy cream head, aroma of dark chocolates and red currants, with a touch of burnt toast. Flavour is sweet (that dark chocolate), berryish and a touch bitter from roast malts. The fruitiness disappears in the finish. No nonsense coffee flavours in this good sweet stout. Nice chalky palate. This is a classic. I love a milk stout, and the Brits know how to make a good one. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
An old bottle, from Ken, many thanks my friend.
Poured into my Toccalmatto glass to celebrate ’International Stout Day 2015!’. I nearly forgot about this so thanks to Tree House Jay for reminding me.
It pours a lovely thick and full creamy beige lacing which is long-lasting and very prominent. It’s opaque. Chocolate malt colour.
Aroma is pure lactose, sticky toffee pudding, fresh dough, ciabatta, some panetone cake, leather, blackcurrants and velvet.
Taste is panetone cake, leather, blackcurrants, good use of Challenger, nice robust roasting, gentle, not ott, nicely done, raw Venezuelan chocolate compliments the light Swiss milk chocolate. Some obvious but very good usage of lactose, I say this is on par with or just as good as Left Hand Brewing’s Milk Stout. I think they could improve this by nitro but it’s a really excellent beer and one which I would love to drink on cask. Really good work. a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Dark brown, almost black; medium creamy white head; aroma of dried dark fruit and malt; taste is smooth, lactic, surprisingly fruity (dark fruits, berries), milk chocolate; slight bitter tingle on the long fruity finish; roast malts become more prominent towards the end; very good stuff. Davros (3178) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours black with a small light tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, cocoa, milk chocolate. Appetising.
Flavours follow along the same lines: dry roasted malt, cocoa and a little underlying sweetness from the lactose. Very easy-drinking stuff.
Body feels a little watery. cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2009 ... black ... thin chocolate roast malt ... soft and easy chocolate roast ... little toffee ... nice. and rich 3.8
Bottle at Home as part of my 12 stouts of Christmas tasting 2011 ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... soft mellow chocolate ... quite malty nose ... big chocolate front ... definite mily milky ... soft toffee chocolate ... hint of wheatabix ??? ... soft soft mellow chocolate ... very nice 4.0
Bottle at Home 12 Stouts of Christmas 2012 ... Deep black ... dark soft chocolate roast ... light milk suger nose ... deep dark roast ... big chocolate ... dark roast ... little more fizzy than id like ... but stunning ... stick at 4.0