Take a close look at the label to the right. "Brewed in Scotland" it says at the top of the label. Brewed in Scotland? The Fremlins brewery was in Maidstone, Kent. Which is quite a long way from Scotland.
Why were they getting their Milk Stout in Scotland? And who was brewing it? It just seems too bizarre for words, a brewery in the southeast of England getting their Milk Stout brewed in Scotland. Especially as Milk Stout originally came from Kent.
"Product of finest Scotch malt" made me smile. I've seen what Scottish beers were brewed from and quite often they contained not one grain of Scottish barley. I'd be very surprised if Fremlin's Milk Stout was brewed from all Scottish barley.
I may not know who brewed it, but I do have some idea of what Fremlin's Milk Stout was like,. Courtesy of the Whitbread Gravity Book. The entry for the 1935 version even says "Brewed in Scotland". Whitbread must have found it pretty weird, too.
Here are the analyses:
|Fremlin's Milk Stout 1931 - 1935|
|Whitbread Gravity book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/02/001|
Note the quite respectable gravity in the high 1040's.