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


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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.
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PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2007
12oz Bottle: Very dark pour, near black. Just a bit of light comes through. Tan head, creamy, not much lacing. The aroma is oatey and malty. Some crystal, cereal flakes, light hint of dark cocoa. The flavor is extremely mild. Light bodied, yet it has a creamy texture. Light metallic hints, mild pruney cocoa notes, some wood, lactic caramel sweetness, and a surprisingly clean, almost chocolate yogurt like finish, without the sharpness of yogurt. Decent qualities for such a low ABV. Somewhat simple, yet interesting and different stout.

Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
This is a blend of authenticity and artificiality. The appearance would count for a lot--such a rich, dark caramel head on an opaque black body--were it not for the front label that reveals "with artificial coloring". It is very drinkable but not impressive: a sweet, somewhat milk-powder sweet, with oily caramel but extremely muted, even when it warms considerably. In some, it’s way too plain to win great praise, even as it is not a bad drinking beer.

BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Completely black with a tan head. Can definitely smell the milk sugar in this beer, and that’s about it. Almost a sour milk smell, very distinguisable, and not really pleasant. This beer tastes nothing like a stout, all I get is some caramel flavor and a watery palate.

ogivlado (7955) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottled(330ml). -Deep black coloured, small dark brown head, milk chocolate nose. Light sweet roasted malty aroma with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, caramel and lactic sourness. Light dry bitter finish. It starts very sweet, then becomes bitter but also has mild milky aftertaste.

ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
Black colour with a light brown head. Light roasted malty aroma with fruity and chocolate sweet notes. Dark fruit sweet flavor with a vague roasted note. Sweet, light dry finish.

User37895 (3042) - - FEB 14, 2007
Pours jet black in color, brownish colored thin head, decent lacing, weak retention. The aroma was grassy with some light roast, not easy to pick anything distinctive up. The flavor was grassy, metallic, roasted malts, licorice, some chocolate. Mouthfeel was light, acidic, a bit dry, came across lager-like, schwarzbier style-ish, imo. Not a stellar stout, but better than the usual pale lager required to pick up a new country. Malta? I didn’t even know it existed or where it existed before drinking this and looking it up. Who says beer isn’t educational? Why else would I have learned about Malta geography?

Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
I’m not sure I’ve ever had a Maltese beer. This presented as a textbook stout ... milky black with a nice foamy tan head. The aroma, however, was more reminiscent of a pale lager or European pilsner ... starchy and grainy (weird!). Likewise on the tongue ... if you blind-folded me and asked me to taste this, I’d tag it as a lager ... like a dark golden variety ... not a stout. While it tastes good, it’s not at all what I expected from a sweet stout. (#2685, 2/4/2007)

joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Pours deep brown with red edges. There’s some sweet malt aroma at first, but it gets overshadowed by a vegital weirdness. Flavor is a little off from what I was expecting and tastes like a bad eastern European beer. Very little carbonation, and a weird skunky character give this a bad score.

Holdwine (1237) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Maybe I got an old bottle, but this stuff was bad. Undrinkable after taking the madatory tasting sample. Watery and medicinal. Small amounts of roasted malt made an appearance and then were gone from taste. I seem to remember drinking at least drinkable beer when I was in Malta. Yuck.

sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Bottle: Black with a tan head. Aroma was kinda grassy, some roasted malts, but was certainly milky, the lactose was a bit much. Flavor, thin and milky, some mild roasted malts, grassy hops, but really just pretty bland. Honestly about what I expected.

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