Sweet stouts

Sometimes 'milk stout' or 'cream stout', this is a dark, sweetened, full-bodied version of a stout with characteristic roasted malt flavours that can suggest coffee, chocolate, or sweetened espresso.

Most contain lactose (which is where we get 'milk stout' from) to add sweetness and body however examples exist that contain vegan-friendly alternatives.

Quite an old style, it's a throwback to an era when stouts were considered 'nutritious' and was originally marketed to invalids and nursing mothers.