About the Sweet Stout

The Sweet Stout and Milk Stout originated in England in the early 20th century and were marketed as a tonic for invalids and nursing mothers. The Sweet Stout is very similar to the Milk Stout but its use of unfermentable sugars doesn’t include lactose. Like other stouts, its color ranges from dark brown to black and is either opaque or clear. Full body or nearly so with a creamy feel and low carbonation. Roasted grain combined with the sugars give the aroma and palate a coffee and cream or sweet espresso character. Chocolate and fruity esters may be present. Hops typically lend an earthy or floral flavor. The Milk Stout and Sweet Stouts are sweeter than other stouts with a milder roast character. Its balance is similar to that of an Oatmeal Stout.

Ivory Stout (White Stout) is an English-style Sweet Stout by Brew Link Brewing Company that looks pale with sweet flavors of chocolate and vanilla.

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Joe-Joe’s Cookie Stout is a Sweet Stout by Anchor Brewing that blends semisweet chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla with floral hops and booze.

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Hazelutely Choctabulous is a Sweet Stout by Rogue Ales that deliciously balances sweet notes of nut and chocolate with roast and hops.

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