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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Though Stone Brewing Co. is well known for massive stouts such as the venerable Stone Imperial Russian Stout (10.6% abv) and the more recent collaborative w00tstouts (13%-13.5% abv), at a mere 4.2% abv Stone Coffee Milk Stout presents a walk on the significantly milder, far opposite side of the stout spectrum. Rather than being as bombastic as itís MUCH higher alcohol cousins, this beer is even on the palate, bringing on a hint of coffee with a highly drinkable yet quite modest backdrop of chocolate and roasty notes. At a mere 4.2% ABV, itís the lowest-alcohol bottled beer weíve released in 15 years (the previous being our 3.9% abv one-off release called Leeís Mild in 2009), and you can expect a correspondingly modest body and mouthfeel. Additionally, while some milk stouts have more residual lactose sugar, we opted for a less sweet approach to the category, so youíll notice it finishes fairly dry on the palate. Want more body or a more intense flavor profile? We got that, but this ainít it. This is the lilí one in our stable. Enjoy it for what it is and for what itís not.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (269) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2015
Mild coffee aroma. Pours black with tan head. Slightly bitter taste, especially towards the end. Quite nice overall, not too strong. Soft and tingly mouthfeel. Pretty much how it sounds like, milky and like a regular stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Canít say il thrilled with this. Sort of dry with an acidic finish. Mellow brew with just enough harshness to keep it interesting. Vague sweetness, light roast, got better when warmer. But not enough.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalki (20) - - JUN 12, 2015
Not my favourite Stone beer. Tastes like a standard stout turned oddly sweet with strong lactose aroma and taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
2015-06-05. Black body with a modest tan head. 3+ Aroma is dry and roasty, with a mild coffee character. Flavour starts similarly dry, moderate coffee and roast, muted sweet lactose if you look for it. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Pretty decent but not really what I am in the mood for today. On tap at Edmonton Craft Beer Festival.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle, 12oz. A very dark brown beer with a dense, finger-thick dark beige head. The aroma is typical milk stout-ish with a smooth, roasted maltyness and some sugary notes, thereís a good dash of coffee grit and a touch of chocolate. Itís full-bodied, soft and nicely carbonated, quite dry. The flavor has a fine blend of milk sugar, coffee grit and dark chocolate, as well as a nice bitterness.Roasted, chocolatey finish with coffee. A tad too much on the coffee grit side, but the mouthfeel is wonderful, and itís a fine brew overall. 150610

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Best Western Plus, Waterbury, VT
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, cocoa, lactose and caramel, Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long roasted, coffee, milk chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PlinyDad1952 (103) - - JUN 10, 2015
STONES ARE BACK WITH ANOTHER GREAT IPA THO ITSí NOT A PERFECT TIN (AKA THINK MY BEER FOR RATINGS/:PLINY) ITS PRETTY DAM GOOD. GRATE HOP FLAYVER AND SMELL ON MY NOSE THAT I HATE TO SAY COULD IS THEM DOING THEYRíE OWN HOP? NEEDS MORE FRUIT FOR A SAISON BUT IS SPOT ON OF A FARMHOUSE STYLE THIS IPAS. I CONFUSED THE COFEE AND MILK IN IPA (INDIAN PALE ALES) BUT THEIR A DEESENT IDEA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savage_Night (86) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2015
12oz bottle, 7 month old (from time of bottling). Enjoy by 3/10/2015. Pours dark brown with a small khaki coloured head. Head retention is poor. AROMA: amazing coffee bitterness, dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, slight vanilla extract alcohol tone, very slight spice and hoppy notes. FLAVOR: super bitter coffee (hurt my gf teeth) bitter chocolate, vanilla, rich dark malt, slight hop bitterness, spice, little peppercorn and a slight sour taste. AFTER TASTE: coffee, bitter chocolate, slight spice and hop oil with a buttery but not thick/watery feel. Tasted this fresh a few months ago, it was better then. I will try one every 3-6 months and add to this review as I do.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Narnad (1502) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a dark black color with a very dense, creamy, cream colored head. Aroma has strong notes of dark malt, a touch of chocolate, mild coffee and a light sweet lactose nose. Flavor is fantastic! Light notes of chocolate, overall sweet malty backbone, mild dark roasted flavors come though nicely with a pronounced coffee flavor that melds nicely with sweet lactose. Body is oily, creamy and a low amount of carbonation to help out with those feelings coming through. One of the better beers I have had in a long time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuze (609) - - MAY 31, 2015
Geruch nach Kaffee. Im Geschmack ausgewogen sŁŖ, aber nicht Łbertrieben. Sehr angenehm.


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