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Brewed by Galway Bay Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Galway, Ireland

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg,regular
Also available bottled
Was 4.3%
Milk Chocolate Stout
Decadent and complex while remaining wholly refreshing and drinkable. This Stout is brewed with Milk Sugars and Chocolate to give rich flavours and body that goes down smooth.
Taste of Chocolate and smooth mouthfeel, due to the additions of Dark Chocolate and Milk Sugars (Lactose) respectively. While dark, rich and decadent this beer finds balance and subtlety in its lightness and drinkability. Great for matching with sweeter dishes and intense desserts.
Speciality Malts - Oats, Munich, Chocolate, Crystal, Roast Barley
Hops (32 IBU) - Magnum, Cascade

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16025) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2016
Tap. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate caramel, lacto and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, lacto, medium sweet, hop, little liquorice and a little bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrumpy369 (573) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle in ireland. Pitch black colour, medium brown head. Nose is cafe de leche. Taste is low sweetness, low bitterness. Hint of coffee. Sou sticky aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice, just dont like the sourness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sevefan (11) - IRELAND - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle from KWM Wines Kilkeel. Slightly on the watery side with a sweet smokey tobacco coffee mix. Good fizz on the pour with a toffee coloured head that quickly disappears. Easy to drink sweet tasting stout. If only it had a greasier mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1465) - SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2016
Pint on keg at The Salt House, Galway, Ireland (5):
This one was a very nice first beer from the Galway Bay Brewery & one that I was happy to have tracked down after much searching in the citys bars that day. The beer was a very well-balanced, smooth offering that started with quite a lot of chocolate flavours coming through & a decent amount of sweetness too; an excellent stout & one that Id be happy to go back to in the future.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9535) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Milk chocolate is topped with roastiness and mild vanilla in this intelligent Milk Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the blackness.
-This is not a vanilla mess, for once. A dessert Stout you can actually drink because it stills tastes like Stout AND the dosage of the adjuncts is just.
-Drinkability is high.
-Mouthfeel is expectedly rich despite the 4.5% abv, but the roastiness cuts into the sugar nicely.
-Dosage is perfect. Never got tired of the chocolate and lactose. Great pint of Stout.
-If they ever offer through on nitrogen, its going to make a killing, methinks...

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hansvf (787) - - JUL 2, 2016
Topzwart, prima schuim, heerlijke geur met veel chocola. Smaak is daarna wat minder, er zit er iets bij dat me niet zo smaakt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gazington (15) - Ennis, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2016
A nice chocolate stout, I found it to be mild in the aroma and a bit watery in body but you can get the hints of chocolate milk.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (818) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
The beer has a perfect stout appearance. The color is black to the eye and ruby red in the light. The beer is so dark, that I cant tell wether it is clear or cloudy. The beer pours a nice layer of soft foam, with the color of roasted almonds. The smell of the beer is mild. There is a little aroma of chocolate and roasted barley. There could be more roast and smoke. It is a little mild now. It misses some depth. The however compensates for the mild smell. There is a rich chocolate flavor, and lovely touches of roasted barley, coffee and some oakwood and smoke. The rich toasty bitterness with the sweet chocolate is make a lovely combination. The palate is nice. Milky and soft. A little more creaminess would have been nice. Beers like this make me remember how much I love stout. I wish more Dutch brewers would make beers like this. Beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBishop (56) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Keg at The Beer Market Dublin. Tan head. Instant hit of chocolate. A nice mouthful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41884) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
From tap. POurs dark brown to black, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Lingering rich malt flavoured, coffee and chocolate notes. Lingering bitterness swept through the rich malt base into a medium, yet slight sweet finish.


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