To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark


on tap

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
We bring to you an black thick milk stout called By Udder Means. We wanted to do a stout, that had a thick mouth feel and still a low alcohol percentage. We obtained this by adding a solid amount of lactose in the beer. The yeast strain we used is not capable of fermenting lactose, so when the beer stops fermenting all lactose still remains in the beer. At the same time lactose doesn’t leave this sweet touch to the beer, so you can obtain a thick mouth feel without having an overly sweet or overly strong stout. We hope you enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7145) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate and touch of ash in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, weak licorice and hops with notes of alcohol and chocolate in the finish. Not so challenging stout but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5535) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2015
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015. Originally rated 28032015. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, sweetness, some lactoce and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergaard (287) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2015
Pitch blach beer with a nice beige and long lasting head. Aroma is sweet and kind of soapy with notes of chocolate. Pretty thich and creamy mouthfeel - not overly complex but nonetheless quite well ballanced between bitter and sweet. Lingers for a while - very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2015
Black beer with beige head on top. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. Taste has roasted malts and some sweetness. A bit light taste with not that much components. Full body and carbonation was medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of roast, pencil shavings, light dark fruit. Tastes of roast, chocolate, caramel, sweet milk. Medium body with a dry finish. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Purchased this 330 ml bottle at a random Liquor store in Tampa, (can’t remember the name) pitch black with thin off white head. Aroma is real nice. Roasted malts, roasted coffee bean, and a light oak type / earth note.

The body is fuller with a smooth, creamy texture, exactly what I what in the style. The flavor has a larger hop presence that I was not expecting. Really caught me off guard with the level of bitterness. The roasted malt and coffee is here with the balance of the bitterness. The hop variety gives a subdued citrus note. The hope profile can’t be ignored. But the major plus side is this bottle didn’t sit around forever on the shelf. Without a doubt this is better than average and any stout lover or Black IPA fan should enjoy this beauty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
330ml bottle, pours black with a foam tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, with lots of citrus hop, zesty and tangy in the middle. Body is thin for a stout, the lactose doesn’t fill this out as much as I would expect, has the feel of a black IPA, a good one though. Bitter, short finish with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2015
Above average for the style, but flawed, at least in the case of this bottle. Falls down on the mouthfeel. A distractedly quick pour gave an inch of charcoal brown body and four inches of rocky foam. A more traditional balance developed in less than a minute. Rich aroma of dark chocolate, cappuccino and port. Surprisingly thin in the body, considering the brewer’s stated intention. May have lost condition in the bottle or somewhere on the voyage to Oz. Rather than fluffy, this one was slick with very muted carbonation. Didn’t really flatter the style. Sweet and milky - can taste the lactose. Good bitterness. Sweet chocolate, vanilla. Minor disappointment. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 1/7/19)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (528) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Color is black with brown head. Aroma is citrus, roasty and coffee. Taste is a bit sweet and with bitter finish. Nice balance. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2488) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Black with lightbtan head. Piney grapefruit aroma with chocolate notes. Sweetish chocolate and passionfruit flavour. Thick and fluffy mouthfeel, long bitter finish.

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