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RATINGS: 2833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This English style of beer, also known as Sweet Stout or Cream Stout, first appeared in London in the late 1800s. The early brewers touted the health benefits of the milk sugar in this beer which today relates mainly to the increased amount of calories(no real health benefitssorry). The milk sugar adds a well rounded sweetness to this dark beer and makes it an outstanding, year round stout.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5327) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Another brew that amazed me with my lack of a previous rating. Almost perfectly black with a hint of garnet at the edges. The long lasting head was a medium khaki color. Smells of milk chocolate and Grape Nuts cereal dominate the nose. There is also some peanut. The taste is lightly roasted coffee with some hints of dark chocolate. There is also some plum. Actually, this is a pleasant and lightly roasted brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4418) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2011 Tasted of nuts and carmel; good if you like that sort of thing. That means you have to admit to liking nuts. 3.6
RE-RATE 3/23/10 Tap at G man. Dark dark brown color; silky tan head. Looks to be nitrous. Nutty aroma, roasted malts and bitter sweetness. Taste has toasted notes, toffee, some chewy chocolate. Fairly easy finish. 3.4
RE-RATE Bottle from World Market. This beer pours a very dark brown color that turns to ruby highlights when held to the light. It was a little difficult to work up a head on this guy which was slightly odd. Usually stouts are billowing with head but this one was a bit lazy. What head did appear was a nice beige color.

Roasted malts, dark chocolate and a bit of milky sweetness fill the aroma. Not sure where my previous nutty comment came from but I guess the roastyness could qualify for that.

Creamy mouthfeel, with a sweet cocoa flavor. A bit of roasty notes fill the flavor as well. The finish has the tingle of a higher ABV beer, but at 5.3% this is only bitterness. Definitely has a milk chocolate kind of flavor that makes this one fairly nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Pours light brown head that fades to a ring and leaves a good lace. Black color. Nose is coffe/caramel. Strong coffee flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokephibroke (313) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2009
This is a rather interesting and unique beer, I do not like it. The after taste is milk. But the up frontness is unremarkable. A little sourness is quickly replaced by lactose or whatever it is. This won a GABF gold, but you either love it or leave it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2009
One of the more Un WOWing beers Ive had lately.Has a good aroma of chocolate prunes and burnt malt, pouring black as coal with a fizzy head. at first the flavor was ok, but as it warms it goes in the tank. notes of roasted malt, lactose and chocolate,but other than than its almost too creamy. Lacks substance. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 Probably one of the most average beers I have ever had. Nothing stands out, nothing really even offers taste, the only thing you get is a smooth artificial sugary taste. There are better stouts for the price. (2/28/2009) Very roasty and slightly acidic at first, like yogurt. the more you get into it, the sweeter and more creamy/ fruity it tastes. really quite remarkable. (rerated on 07/11/2010)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a lasting brown head. Sweet coffee aroma, toffee, chocolate. Roasted, malty body, semi-sweet chocolate, and a tiny hint of lactic sourness. Good dessert beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at Chumleys Poured a brown/black with creamy tan head. The aroma is decent, with notes of coffee, milk, and perhaps some bitter chocolate. The flavor is pretty good, sweet malts, chocolate, a bit of coffee, and lactose come through. The mouthfeel is good, sticky, creamy, milky. Overall, its pretty good, but I tired of it more quickly than Id prefer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma: hint of chocolate, roasted malts. Flavor: tastes of chocolate and sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Now this is what I had expected out of Bells DCS, a very creamy and tasty stout indeed. Coffee and cream dominate the nose and mouth, and very thick feeling in the mouth. Up there with Moloko plus.


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