Lacto Traditional Stout Beer | Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.
Malta
farsons.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 04-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
96
Avg:
2.79
pDev:
24.01%
 
 
Wants:
6
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2
For Trade:
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of Beginner2
2.6/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On the "1001" list and the sole beer representing Malta.

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Photo of DucksFan16
2.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours dark brown without much of a head.
S: the nose is not big – it offers up some molasses and dark fruit.
T: It has a big fruity, moderately palate with prune, plum, and faint dark malts. No harsh roast flavors, chocolate and coffee character is muted.
F: medium to a little above on the body, low to medium low carbonation.
O: A small beer that is easy to drink. Nott great but better than I expected.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaveMiller
2.67/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Oidmoe
2.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Redrover
2.4/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I only saw this beer at the stores in Malta. Poured from the freshness dated bottle into a Cisk glass, the beer is dark brown with a quickly collapsing tan head.

It has an aroma of toasted malts and something like cooked green beans.

The taste leads with overly sweet roasted malts but that vegetal taste hovers in the background throughout the beer and really distracts from it. It was well within the date code, so I’m not sure what is going on.

If I ever return to Malta, I would try it on tap just to see if that would improve the beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of KAF
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +43.4%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of soju6
2.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a black color with no head to speak of. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, and a bit of caramel sweetness. Taste of malt, some dark fruit, bit of caramel with a hint of chocolate. Very light bitterness and a pretty dry finish. Light body, smooth, but short on character. Decent beer but not what I look for in a Stout.

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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Bandi
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark brown (almost black) with minimal amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and cola brown highlights. The beer has almost no head when poured, just a very thin light tan film that quickly reduces to a very thin partial ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts and soy sauce.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of roasted dark malts with a bit of bitterness to them and it is followed by notes of soy sauce. There is a light to moderate metallic flavor, similar to copper (like when you get a cut inside your mouth).

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: I was really disappointed in the smell of this beer, I have an expectation of that sweetness in a milk stout and this beer completely lacks it. The beer lacks the sweetness that I have come to expect for a milk stout and a thin watery mouthfeel. Overall, this is not a very enjoyable brew and I would suggest avoiding it.

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Photo of metter98
2.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—slight traces of dark red are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a thin tan head that quickly died down and left a collar of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lactose and chocolate sauce are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some slight bits of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and thin on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but seems rather weak for a milk stout, particularly with its lactose aromas and flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.21/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing nearly black in the glass. Brief thin brown head dissipated to a thin ring around the glass that left wisps of lacing. Odd aroma of sweet dark malt, soy sauce and light molasses. Flavor is very light sweet toasted malt, light lactose with hints of chocolate. A light cardboard flavor as found in slightly overaged stouts (and who knows if this is because the bottle is old or a character of the beer). Light bodied. Actually not too bad tasting, but thin, like a good milk stout that has been watered down about 3 to 1. Not sure where the hate is coming from for this; it's not a world class milk stout, but does state that it's 3.8%, so the light flavor is expected. I enjoyed this well enough with my lunch. Not that great, but a drinkable very light milk stout. A relatively painless way to tick Malta and not a bad alternative to bland Euro light beers common in small countries.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +43.4%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Dapperticus
4.25/5  rDev +52.3%

Photo of draftpunk
3/5  rDev +7.5%

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Lacto Traditional Stout Beer from Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.
2.79 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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