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style
Brewed by Simonds Farsons Cisk
Style: Sweet Stout
Mriehel, Malta

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unknown

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Milk Stout with caramel color added.
First brewed in 1946. Abv changed from 3.4% to 3.8% in 2006. Lactose added after fermentation.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews.

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Beese (3305) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Pours a very dark brown, almost black with only a small ammount of of light brown head that dissapears. An aroma of coffee and malt. The taste has hints of very bitter chocolate, some burnt malt and an sweeter finish. I really liked it.

3.4
johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
Dark rather strange red appearance. No carbonation with a bitterness that develops and lingers. Different and quite pleasant.

2.9
mabel (10003) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
[385-20070630] 11.2floz. Some sweetness and malt in the aroma, not much else. Black body with red hues, pours a finger of bubbly medium-lasting brown head. Tastes of malted caramel with a hint of coffee and has a sweet milk aftertaste. Full body. Weird milky quality is very sweet and unnerving.

2.8
BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Pours a gorgeous black body with a frothy burnt caramel head. Dusty malt ball aroma. Interesting malt flavor that becomes tinny/metallic on the aftertaste.

2.8
jercraigs (11095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle @ Winking Lizard in Cleveland. Black body, small foamy brown head. Strange muddle aroma, lactose, sweet malt. Sweet flavour of malt, lactose, and obvious caramel. Average palate seems to have added body from the lactose. Meh, not awful but I would not rush to have a second one.

2.8
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Brown/black, nearly opaque, with a large, light brown head. Interesting nose, with grassy noble hops, some sweetness, and roasted malt, a little sour. Flavor is so-so. Seems maybe a bit skunked. Kind of thin. Not so much sweetness as I’d expect, but there is some carob and roasty notes in there. Oddly tangy.

2.7
Lowe1983 (1657) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma is light of roasted malts, chocolate, not really much coffee but it’s there, dark fruits, and yeast. Flavor starts of sweet with subtle roasted malt tones underneath. Not much carbonation either, which wouldn’t be too bad if there was more flavor but there isn’t. Has a funk on the finish and is pretty watered down. Dissapointed in this brew.

2.4
ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Appearance: Pours a black-brown body with a thin, beige head. Looks very cola-like, which is appropriate as the label states they added caramel coloring. Smell: Bizarre aroma of light roasted malts and raisins. and after that, as AndoBrew says, its all used coins. Taste: The flavor is sweetish with hints of generic cola, raisins, and powdered milk. Filter it through a CoinStar machine and that’s the taste in a nutshell. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and endlessly metallic. Watery. Drinkability: A very dispiriting beer experience and a far cry from virtually any other milk stout I’ve ever had.

2.8
Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2007
330ml bottle. Aroma of dry, roasty, grainy malt and dark toffee, along with some faintly detectable cocoa sweetness. Thoroughly black in color, opaque, with a tan head which completely subsided. Flavor is bittersweet and roasty, with apparent lactose and coffee, combined with touches of grainy bitterness, light cellar must and a certain vaguely fruity tartness. Watery, thin and lightly acidic on the palate with a slight body. I didn’t find this nearly as offensive as some apparently have.

3.5
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
Chicago Trip. Saturday 01:00. Bottle from Sam’s. Consumed at the motel. Light caramel coloured head on dark brown. Malty, beery, dusty aroma. Body is bit thin. Caramel, milk and oatmeal with a soft spice. A mid day sessional with a sugary finish.


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