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

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RATINGS: 302   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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3.2
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle at GBBF 2006. Black with thin dark beige head. Odd aroma with some sourness, some milkyness, some sweetness, odd dark malts. Some choc. Odd, but quite nice.

2.8
Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
Very dark brown. Nutty, sweet malt aroma, with light coffee. Light body. Vaguely nutty, sweetish and thin. After Jackson's praise, and armed with the knowledge of just how cool this could be to find a classic milk stout in Malta, I had this on my "most wanted list" for years. Disappointing, and a far cry from the Milk Stout I had from John Harvard's a few years back, which was a far better example of what can be done with the style.

2.8
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle, thx to larsga. It’s a dark, dark brown beer with a nice dark beige head. Sweetish, caramel notes with some roasted malts. Sweet, caramel flavor, roasted, almost sugary, with some roasted bitterness. Medium body. Sweet in the finish. A quite tasteful beer, but far too sweet. (090605)

2.2
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of dried grains, powdered milk and toasted chocolate malt. Light body. More like a dark lager than a stout.

3.2
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2010
250ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Italian Weeks 2010)
5 Very sweet sugary aroma, but loads of metal too.
4 Deep brown, lovely chocolate coloured head.
6 slightly irony taste, but that mellows to being just deep roast after a few sips. Clearly sweet, but that doesn’t jump out at you. Reasonable balance
4 sweet smoothness, but not sticky, carbonation crispens it up nicely. Finish sweet and burnt roastiness
13 I liked this. I think these guys could make a very good dry strong stout.

3.2
Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Sampled @ home shared with Martinus. Opaque pitch black color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, sweet malts, slightly some bitterness, some caramel. Could be worse.

3.2
bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Aroma is something of milk verging on souring with dark roasted malt. Very dark color with a dark tan head that laced a bit on its way to a ring. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. A slight bit lactic (aka sour) with some dark roasted malt and a light sweetness. Finish tends to flatten to mild sweet balanced by a very light dark malt burnt bitter. It’s quite pleasant, very drinkable, and fits, I think, a very old English style (say pre-war) which hangs on in strange places. Check out Younger of Alloa Sweetheart Stout.

2
gunnfryd (14877) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2009
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, sugar, malt, prunes. Flavour is sweet, sugar, malt, prunes, hop. Medium to thin body. Not my kind of beer.

2.2
Ratman197 (14837) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle poured a translucent brownish black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of chocolate milk, light roastinesslight vanilla and a hint of carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied, smooth and watery.Flavors of milk chocolate, light roast and light vanilla with a smooth clean finish. What a disappointment!

2.9
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks mom for bringing this from Malta! Black with a medium brown head. Aroma of milk-chocolate, some coffee, roast, light creamy notes and a bit of dark fruits. Sweet flavor with some fruits, chocolate, light acidic notes and a bit of yeast. Light to medium-bodied. Too thin. Aroma is promising but the flavor doesn’t deliver.


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