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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pitch black and opaque with dark mahogany edges and a two finger beige head that slowly settles into thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Sweet, slightly roasted dark malt aroma with hints of robust coffee, silky chocolate and lactose sugar. Not too acrid or burnt smelling with lightly roasted coffee bean, burnt toast and oatmeal followed by silky desert-like sweetness. Hints of chocolate truffle, caramel and toffee. Lactic cream adds to instant/Vietnamese coffee character. On the lighter end of medium body with really strong sweetness along with astringent bitterness in the finish. Sweet malts with chocolate, caramel, toffee and lactose sweetness along with bitter hops, burnt malt and used coffee bean. Weird combination of flavors with many of them tasting artificial. Not all that interesting with weak coffee and stout characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with brown head. Coffee, sweet chocolate shake, malted milk, sweet roasty aromas. Bitter coffee, sweet cocoa, ashy flavors. Not bad but flavors donít quite meld together great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anderson01 (261) - Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Black in color. Caramelized sugar brown head. Poor lacing. Malty and bready aroma. Smells like burnt popcorn. Shockingly watery texture. Coffee notes. Burnt toast flavor. Starts with a coffee taste and finishes rather unexciting. I have grown to love the hoppy IPA. Stouts not as exciting anymore. I love Stone Brewery though so will give it the benefit of the doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (413) - HONG KONG - NOV 21, 2015
Black with a big and creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste adds vanilla and chocolate, coffee is not too strong, quite sweet, light bodied. Very easy to drink. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Rating #1290 - 21.10.2014 - Stone launch @craftbeeryeg. Dark brown pour with a non-existant head. Super espresso nose, a ton of earthy roast malts. Taste is very rich in chocolate, and malts, with a sweeter than expected finish.Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2678) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Its pretty good. Mild roast, nice rounded full sweetness but not cloying, mild hint of coffee. Nice body. Nice black color, small head. I appreciate the lightness and low abv, its a quaffable treat, not heavy like too many stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (273) - - NOV 15, 2015
12oz bottle. Black color with a tan head. Coffee chocolate roasted malt aroma. Medium light body. Burnt sweet chocolate coffee flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatTony (177) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours out a fine opaque black with a minimal khaki head. Good lacing. Aroma is stonger alcohol and malts than coffee.Strong black coffee taste comes through where it counts, though. Palate was a little thin for a milk stout, but overall, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1120) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours an opaque dark brown/black with small brown head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is not overwhelming, but has coffee, sweet milk, roasted malts, chocolate and raisins. Taste is on the sweet side with an aftertaste of smoky malts. Body is medium with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. This is not the knockout stout I expected from Stone, but it is very well balanced, with a lot going on, and enjoyable to drink. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 9, 2015
Dark black, small tan head. Nose is Light coffee. Taste is typical of a sweet stout, added coffee gives it a little bite. Easy drinking feel. No one category jumps out as outstanding, but the overall score reflects a nice balance of all.

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