The contract brewed US version of a classic brewed under license from Whitbread from England. This is one of the great beers I have never gotten around to trying.
A sweet or even milk stout if lactose, milk sugar, was actually added by the good brewers of Ohio - a practice which may well be outlawed in the UK. A deep espresso foam head resolves quickly to a rim with some foamy patches fed from the active deep brown brew below. It is not as thick or heavy a stout as I might have expected but rather a mid-weight smooth creamy brew. I'd say it was like bubbly chocolate milk if it were not for the secret rule of beer reviewing that you are never supposed to say "bubbly chocolate milk". Rather, it is more like milk chocolate, plus a bit of dark coffee and a tiny bit of herby hop and maybe licorice at the end just to place a stop to it all.
It is quite pleasant, subtle and easy without being at all flabby or simplistic - and, working from memory, well flattered by the Lancaster Milk Stout I had last summer but never really reviewed. One review is quite unhappy though most BAers approve some heartily.