Farsons Lacto Traditional Stout Beer

Farsons Lacto Traditional Stout Beer

Rated 3.107 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Simonds Farsons Cisk Ltd.

Mriehel, Malta

Style:  Milk Stout

3.4% Alcohol by Volume

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According to the Original Recipe. Lacto is a traditional dark beer popularly known in Malta as "Milk Stout" becuase it is primed with Lactose.

ID: 15047 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank33053
Overall Percentile38.2
Style Rank301 of 345
Style Percentile12.8
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.136
Weighted Score3.107
Standard Deviation0.543

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  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 2.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Pours a crimson brown with a nice size head that disapates fairly quickly. Has a little aroma when the bottle is first opened but begins to smell no more than water after a bit. Taste is heavily metallic and nothing else. Overall pretty bad. Might try a fresher bottle if i can find one.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a dark-brown and black with a 1/2 inch thick light-tan head and lightly copious lacing. An aroma of roasted malts, coffee, hops, chocolate, oranges, dates, milk, and vanilla and other spices. The mouthfeel is smooth and quite rich. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee, milk, chocolate, hops, orange, dates, light molasses, and vanilla and spices. Solid and enjoyable.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Malta, hmmm .. . Pours a dark cola, with light sticky head .. . sharp chocolate and vegemite .. . definitely grows on you .. . i bet on tap it would be great! .. . Oh, I remember one time my father came home from a night on the town, which of course had turned into a week, and my mother said, "John, is there anything you won't drink?" and my father shot back, "Poison! I'm saving it for you!" ..

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 2.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Sampled on 7/20/2010. This sweet stout pours a dark black color from a 33cl bottle. Small sized tan foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A light bodied sweet stout. The malts are chocolate and caramel, kind of sweet. The hops are earthy. Slight touch of chocolate, with some dark fruit flavors as well. Not a lot of carbonation. Very thin tasting, even for a 3.8% beer. Except for a thin body there is nothing wrong with this beer, but I can’t find much else to say about it. It is my first beer from Malta. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • BIGRED00 326 reviews
    rated 4.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no freshness date on the bottle. Appearance: The body has a nice dark chocolaty brown color with a light brown, chocolate milk shake like head on top. The head has very good retention makes tons of thick light brown lacing on the glass. Smell: Its aroma has a mix of leafy hops, minerals and smoky roasted grain. Taste/Mouth Feel: The flavor has hints of coffee with cream, some smoke, sweet roasted gain, leafy hops and a light dusting of dark coco powder. It has a nice medium body with a silky smooth texture and soft carbonation. It is slick but not overly thick or cloying at all. Notes: There is a lot of flavor packed into this little beer that has only 3.8%abv. This could be a nice dark session beer.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This poured a sparkling yet impenetrable dark brown, almost black colour. It was virtually headless, and almost devoid of any aroma as well. I could barely detect anything (chocolate milk, maybe?). The taste was quite mild, rather un-stoutish with that underlying chocolate milk thing again. Mouthfeel was not so bad.

  • YUMBEER 275 reviews
    rated 2.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    As i poured this black colored beer into a pint glass I immediately smelled the sweetness of the malts. This was a bit unusually sweet for a stout which was followed by an unusual smell that did not deter me from drinking it. I cannot explain the aroma because it was not skunky but it sure wasn't pleasant. The taste was roasted somewhat burnt but definitely sweet yet not cloying. A rather thin bodied which I believe left me wondering if I should wait some time before trying another.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Pours a rich, opaque sable with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is smoky with a hint of molasses. Flavor is a little thin, but nicely "stouty" - strongly of burnt or well-roasted coffee, with a fair malty undertone. It seems thinner than other stouts I have tried, but is still worth a try.

  • YOG 151 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Given this by a friend who raves about it. Poured nicely, good carbonation and nice looking cappucino head. Jet black beer, looked great unfortunately did not live up to expectation. Mouthfeel was thin despite lactose in brew. Not a classic stout but ok. BTW the island of Malta won the highest civil award for bravery during WW2 - that is the whole island.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 2.8 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Pours jet black in color, brownish colored thin head, decent lacing, weak retention. The aroma was grassy with some light roast, not easy to pick anything distinctive up. The flavor was grassy, metallic, roasted malts, licorice, some chocolate. Mouthfeel was light, acidic, a bit dry, came across lager-like, schwarzbier style-ish, imo. Not a stellar stout, but better than the usual pale lager required to pick up a new country. Malta? I didn't even know it existed or where it existed before drinking this and looking it up. Who says beer isn't educational? Why else would I have learned about Malta geography?

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