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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This is our version of a milk stout, originally named Fresh Powder Milk Stout. A milk stout is simply a stout brewed with an addition of Lactose, a non-fermentable milk sugar, used to create sweetness and a fuller body and mouthfeel in the beer. This is the sweetest stout that we brew, not only because of the addition of lactose, but because of the low hop bitterness, and higher residual sugar content. It is very full bodied beer, often perceived as thick and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Dark in both color and taste. Heavy malts dominate the palate. Itís a little fizzy on the tongue, but quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gamin (88) - - JAN 2, 2014
A roasty aroma gives way to a strange lack of roastiness in the flavor. This is an easy drinking stout and that isnít a bad thing. No way Iíd mind having a bottle of this handed to me on a cool day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Riesett6717 (3) - Marriottsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2013 does not count
Great stout on a cold winter night. Smooth and mellow. Nice aftertaste with an appropriate amount of sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewIPA (83) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Nice tasting milk stout. Definitely more sweetness in there than I expected but a nice hearty stout for a cold winter night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 25, 2013
pours a dark black with a good dark brown head. This beer has a good dark roaster coffee with a lot of dark fruit flavors and ends bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Rich, very dark brown coloured body, around 90% opaque with a thick three centimetre tall brown head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, oatmeal, vanilla, oak and some light sugars - strong and a nice relatively light nose. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt, milk, nuts, earth, caramel and a hint of licorice bitterness. Aftertaste shows a nice flavour of milk, vanilla, oak, brown sugar and some minor alcohol flavours. Overall, a good beer for the season - deep malt and richness, but a relatively mild finish and a good milky, sweet taste. Definitely worth trying if you can find this or if you like stouts - this is a good example of a sweet beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 02-November-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 23-January-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours pretty thick-looking and turbid dark brownish black with minimal tan head. Nose is creamy lactosy black patent and choc malts, cacao, nuts. Tastes patent and chocolate malty, with a dark choc syrup flavor, some nuts, mild blackberry hints, and a smooth finish. Complex and full bodied, this one went well with a maduro cigar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Dark, tan head, roasty aroma. Sweet malt, hints of cocoa and coffee. Lingering finish with a bit of sourness and sweetness. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (529) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2013
Not bad. Small head and very dark, could have a couple. But I had had a few when I rated this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1127) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. It was bottled on 11/4/13 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: Opaque black body with no carbonation visible. Pours to an average sized, dark tan, foamy head which retains and laces fairly well.

Smell: Pretty standard sweet pub-style stout aroma with noticeable sweetness. Light on the roasted malt, though.

Taste: Lake Placid Nippletop Milk Stout is a pretty strangely-named beer. Thatís a bit ironic considering everything about it is pretty much by-the-book otherwise. If you want an example of what a milk stout can be, this is a good one to go to. It seems to be brewed in the traditional style of a standard pub-style stout with the addition of plenty of lactose sugar. Itís quite sweet as that sugar is definitely the spotlight of the palette. A light sweetness with a slight dairy-like character to it throughout most of the swig. Mild roasted malt bitterness on the backend helps balance it out with just a hint of astringency or acidicy (though I find most of the style have this, too). Iíd describe this as a "no frills" milk stout, but that sounds like a detriment, which isnít how it should be taken. It tastes good and itís to spec - good enough for me.

Drinkability: Thereís two reasons to drink this beer: firstly, for its sweet, drinker-friendly taste. Secondly, because of its drinker-friendly drinkability. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth and comfortable. Drinking it down is no challenge whatsoever. My only complaint would be that it finishes almost completely clean (some residual stout aftertaste would be nice). At only 4.9% ABV itís right where it should be in terms of body and robustness. This is the type of beer you can session in the winter.

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