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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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Milk Stouts, or Sweet Stouts, were originally brewed in England and sold to nursing mothers for their nutritional qualities. These beers were often fortified with lactose (milk sugars). The lactose gives the beer a full creamy body to balance the roasted flavors of the stout. Not for lactose intolerant customers


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Thin brown red, full tan head. Aroma is light roast, oily chocolate, coffee. Milky oat chocolate taste, light roast finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Draft at Hillsboro. Clear reddish brown pour with no head. Alcohol burning on the nose. Lots of alcohol warming on the finish. Flavors are reminiscent of a sweet stout, but I dont really pick up any lactose. Medium body and almost flat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
on tap-pours no head and deep ruby red color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-nutty/lactose. Taste is sweet medium malt-nutty/lactose, roasty, secondary earthy/spice hops. Dry. Stout?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2007
OG 1.068, IBU 30. The aroma was roasty with some light estery chocolate and some light espresso character. A bit of sweet caramel was notable. The beer arrived brownish heading to black, but extremely translucent with ZERO head. The flavor contained a nice roast with chocolate and espresso coffee coupled to a nice caramel character. The finish was dry with lasting light chocolate into the aftertaste. The body was medium of just a bit bigger with an extremely low level of carbonation and no creaminess. An ok beer, no head, and no carbonation. Glass at Boscos Nashville.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2007
On tap, Nashville brewpub. Smitty is right: this isnít sweet or milky enough to fit the style; itís like a dry stout mixed with a brown ale. I have a feeling that each of those hypothetical component beers would have been pretty good, too, as this has a lot going on: nice, stiff body; spicy, horseradish-ish bitterness in a dusty finish; some fruit-cake sweetness in the middle; nutty aftertaste. Unfortunately, they donít work so well together. You can tell from the smell: lactose is obvious, but doesnít impart a milky quality, and the horseradish is also in there to prickle the nose. This is muddled, but still not bad for all that.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2007
At tap at the brewpub. A jet black pour wiht no head and good frilly lace. A nose of malt chocolate and a hint of coffee. A very pornounced flavor of chocolate which is very close to rich chocolate milk that slides to a very pleasant bitter. Mouthfeel is a little fizzy but aside from that the palate is full. A very good offering. The carbonation took a little away for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Draft at Nashville. Pours a deep brown with a creamy beige head. Medium light bodied with a thin texture. Aroma of brown sugar, nuts, and roast. Initial flavor of caramel, nuts, and cheap chocolate. Mid palate has notes of lactose and subtle dark roast, joined by a sharp spicy bitterness. Finish is dry. Not bad, but this lacks the characteristics of a good milk stout. Some of the flavors do not seem to be cohesive either. This tastes more like a dry stout blended with a brown ale. This is not milky or sweet enough in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Way too sweet for my tastes. Overly milky for what I prefer but will try again with more open mind.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
creamy stout, but not much acidity compared to other milk stouts. smooth milk chocolate, carmel, honey, brown sugar and oak. very smooth and creamy. i enjoyed this one a lot.


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