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


on tap

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RATINGS: 296   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.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
dark brown color and "root beer red" at the edges. the head even has a ruddy tinge, although its mostly a burnt sienna color. thick foamy but goes quickly. aroma is sweet roasted malt and a little pumpernickel. flavor is weak and a bit watery, but roasted caramel malt and raw hazelnuts. tingly carbonatoin, and dryish finish. club soda and mild hop bitterness in the finish. crazy concept of having a stout below 4%!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Pours dark brown, but almost black with a slight reddish hue. Foamy tan head. Aroma was mildly sweet with chocolate and weak coffee. Thin mouthfeel. Chocolate, light caramel, milk, and nuts on the tongue. Boring finish. Not my favorite style, but its drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Pours an opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin, wispy coating of tan head. Sweet sugary aroma has some toasty milk chocolate notes and noble hoppiness. Body starts with some sweet molasses and unfermented sugars along with some fizzy carbonation toward a slightly more bitter and drier finish. An interesting brew, but too one-sided.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Many thanks to slob for this unexpected bonus. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of nuts, some roasted malt, sweet spices. Taste is of malt, some chocolate, soy sauce, earthy hops. Unusual and different. Thanks for the bonus!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 black with a medium sized creamy brown/orange head. very carbonated mouthfeel. aroma is actually kind of grainy with not too much roastyness. slightly metallic. flavor and aroma are weak. smooth but not really dark or roasty tasting. easy drinking but not flavorful. dry finish. not really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Dark black with a slight cherry hue. Small tan head. Light caramel aroma. Sweet creamy caramel flavor with some light fruit notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Very dark body, miniature tan head. Milky coffee scent. Very light palate, caramel sour milk flavour with some funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2006
What a wonderful looking pour. Volumes of tan to brown sea foam as a head. Just noticed that there maybe a recipe change as it is now listed as 3.8% verses all my other sources (including RB) indicating 3.4%. I proceed. A very thick dark brown verses black in color. Has a sweet grain to near wort-like aroma. Hints of herbal hops. Smooth on the palate, that nearly makes it boring. Sweet malt flavors with just a hint of the lactose in the linger. Very drinkable and on the verge of - again being boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Woo hoo, a new country! Deep ruby-brown with a small, dark tan head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is odd - slightly herbal and candyish with some sour tinges. Flavour of a creamy chocolate malted, with some mild roasted/nutty notes in the finish. Pretty decent stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle (GBBF 2006): Liquorice with very sweet lollies. Very sugary with a milky feel. Black with a short tan head. I really dont like lacto stouts.

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