Tennent's Stout | Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Tennent's StoutTennent's Stout

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Tennent Caledonian Breweries
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Todd
4.94/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 33cl brown bottle with the infamous red "T" and a gold foil neck. There's also a cow on the label to imply its style.

Appearance: Black with deep, rich looking dark brown hues. Head is a chunky, foamy tan that relaxes into a sticky, bubbly lace.

Smell: Upfront metallic-like aroma with earth notes. Roasted malts and dark ripe fruits follow. Meld this with the alcoholic esters and you get a nice dark rum-like nose.

Taste: Smooth, creamy, semi-chewy with a fruity candy-like malt sweetness. Butterscotch hard candies come to mind as creamy, milky butterscotch/toffee flavours coat the palate. For a moment, there's a slight roasted astringency and hop bite. This is quelled by rip plum flavours, bitter chocolate and mild lacto notes. Finishes a touch roasted dry with some slickness.

Notes: One of the best Milk Stouts to date. Oh so enjoyable. Breakfast in a bottle, or a great dessert drink. 6%abv.

Purchased and reviewed in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rastaman
2.85/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Doesn't really taste like the guys at tennents put much effort into this, really messy and all over the place, and a bit on the sweet side,

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Photo of monkist
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I keep repeating that I'm not a fan of stouts but when I find something I like I really need to commemorate it with a few words.
Why I like this than an other stout? Because even it smells a bit roasted like it should, it isn't too dry and over-roasted like many other stouts feel. It has a slight coffee feel and a hint of dark chocolate to it, but altogether feels very natural and pleasant to drink. It is greatly different from a normal stout for having a distinctive taste and feels much more of a beer than a dripped roasted barley malt juice...
I recommend this to everyone who doesn't like stouts - this one is rich, exciting and so much different. It is worth giving a try!

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Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a ruby tinge, a finger of light brown foamy carbonation bubbling like taffy cooking over a stove.

Chocolate, molasses, malts, taffy, Guinness.

Brown paper bag, hint of cocoa, taffy, Halloween chews, coffee. Molasses and licorice in there as well.

Medium thick body, light foamy carbonation.

Found it at a corner shop in Nimenhamein, Chiang Mai. Very enjoyable. Being Scottish myself, I love the name and thistle emblems on the label. Drank May 17th, 2015.

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Photo of IsaacCraft
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very enjoyable beer with a sweet dark chocolate start followed by a wave of roasted coffee finishing with a touch of bitter hop. There are notes of caramel and toasted nut. Very good silky mouthfeel and the perfect amount of carbonation for a stout.

Enjoyable brew that I wouldn't hesitate to have again.

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Photo of magpieken
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of der_meister
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a small, capucino-like, tan head. It left soapy residue on the sides of the glass.

S - It smelled of rich chocolate malts, molasses, and caramel. Some floral notes, too.

T - It tasted very sweet with chocolate, caramel, toffee and some subtle bitter hop bites to off-set the sweetness.

M - It was soft, creamy and a little chewy. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good stout. Very easy drinking and delicious.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a very dark brown with some light coming in on the sides when held to light. Head was almost 3 fingers, foamy, and tan with pretty good retention.

S: Smells like roasted malts, slight smoky character, coffee, and a surprisingly clean finish.

T: A lot of roasted malts, a hint of smoke and maybe meat in there, licorice, nuts. Bittersweet chocolate in the finish.

F: Slight carbonation, goes down smooth.

Overall: A decent stout. Might pick this one up again

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Photo of Marco1963
4.92/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best stout can you drink

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Photo of Beerman1977
3.14/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stout is very acid, couldn´t enjoy this beer. Pours deep black with a brown foam head that doesn´t persist. Smell is right for the style but taste is definetely wrong, It might have been contaminated or oxidized from shipping and handling.

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Photo of EOC
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has an awesome label. The black and silver background with a big red T looks like something from the first days of bottled beer.

This stout pours a pure black with only minimal glints of sherry around the edges of the glass. The deep tan head is a chunky though rather small. Lacing is good but not glass draping like some other stouts (for one, the Guinness Foreign Export I also got from the Caribbean).

The aroma is of soft roasted barley with lots of chocolate malt and dark fruit sweetness. Theres also a bit of black malt bitterness and just a trace of hops. Coffee and chocolate mingle well with fruit (plums, prunes, damsons?).

The taste is bold with a sharp bitterness up front, more of a malt astringency than hops. Then a strong sweetish fruit flavor washes through with a spicey alcohol zing in tow. The alcohol is quite immodest for 6% ABV. the finish is pleasantly bitter with eucalyptus and a little metallic tinge. This beer is very strong on the roasted barley/black malt flavors, I was surprised. The mouthfeel is watery and a little thin. Carbonation is pretty sparse.

This is a great beer but it could use a little more body, some more malt 'thickness'. Still I recommend trying it. Its sweet, but not as sweet as I expected.

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Photo of Dougology
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Purchased in Pordenone Italy 4.7 ABV. Very dark color and tastes delicious.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.11/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

24 Sep 2015: From Carrefour. In Ikea's english pint glass. Watching Breaking Bad 5x02. Not good nor bad: doesnt taste to anything. Watery

24 Aug 2016: From Carrefour. In Ikea's pint glass. At lunch, with fideos soup + macaroni bolognesa. Different label. Now I find some taste here, chocolately, but a bit more sweet than desiderable. Still slightly watery

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Photo of JGGR
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Allegue04
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of insouciantx
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squacher
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Honeybourne
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of lehueve
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Galgari
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark color with fast disappearing head and minimal lacing. Smell offers caramel, roasted malts, and hints of something herbal. Taste goes on the same lines with the smell. Aftertaste is a bit bitterish and the carbonation is medium strong.

Just to note that I had Tennent's Export Stout.

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