Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Available filtered and pasteurised in cans. Previously 3.0%.
Originally brewed by Mackeson of Hythe in Kent in 1910. This was the first beer to use milk sugar to produce a Milk Stout. The Mackeson brewery was eventually acquired by Whitbread, which in turn was taken over by Interbrew (now AB InBev) who initially produced the beer at their Magor brewery in Wales. Subsequently has been contract brewed by Youngs and latterly by Hydes.
"The Original & Genuine."

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1931) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 This is a real old-man beer. Epitomises that old geezer, wolly sweather,pipe and sliper vibe. This 27 year old picked up a 4 pack just for a laugh. Flavours,ok flavours .Sweet and cloying.Cold coffee ,molasses and rasins.Like Sam Smiths Oatmeal light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2008
I didn’t expect much when I picked up a 4-pack of these fairly cheap. I poured one in a glass and took a good sip. It was surprisingly very good! It’s like Guinness with more flavor. It’s nice and dark yet very smooth. It’s sweet and tastes of coffee with a slight bitterness. My wife’s not a big-time beer drinker but definitely liked this one. It’s a stout that I’ll certainly buy again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Borresteijn (6628) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2008
Can @ home. Nice black colour, creamy head. Sweet nose, roasted malts. Taste is initially of roasted malts, coffee and some bitterness, but gets really sweet in the end. The sweetness stays. Soft and full mouthfeel, but this is too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
troopie (2301) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle. Poured black with a thick tan head. Slight aroma of malt. Sweetish malt taste, thin body, thinnish finish. A rather ordinary stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2066) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Tan, shortlived head. Aroma: Coffee and dark malt. Burnt. Taste: Smooth and sweet. Coffee and dark malt. Too sweet? Info: 330ml can, 19/2-2008, 174/300, 187/500

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Pours a thick tar-coffee like beer with tan ale. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate. Flavor is malts and chocolate. Body is super light for this style but its still decent. Carbonation is medium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewC (370) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2008
Tin from Tesco. Never had this before as it was always overpriced but theyve dropped the price so here goes. Wow this is great. Fantastic roasted toffee malt aroma with a roasted sweet body and a fairly bitter sweet finish. Lovely

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (8189) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
can at the Avon Combined Services Club, Clifton Bristol. Black with a slight, but tight tan head. Very easy drinking with sweet aromas of chocolate, milk and dark fruit. The flavour was much of the same with plenty of sweetness and some coffee roastiness. Not bad for such a weak ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2008
Near black colored with brown hints. Medium sized beige head. Sweet and caramelly roasted aroma with some burned brown sugar. Thin to medium bodied, still not watery palate even only 3% ABV. Flavor is also sweet with caramel in start, roastiness also here. Aftertaste turns to somehow lactic and sour with still roastiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17571) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
33cl can from Sainsburys on offer. Black with tan head. Heavily roasted malt aroma, but I detect some burnt cane sugar. Cigarette smoke on the aroma too. Hey, its a 3% stout. I think its fairly dirnkable. Not too sweet, some residual sugar in mouth. Fine

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