To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark


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RATINGS: 380   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2620) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2016 Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, crème, vanille. Smaakt vol crème, vanille, bitter. Fruitige bittere, zoetig, koffie afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2739) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 16, 2016
Mar. ’16. A 0.33 l bottle. It poured almost black body with cocoa brown head. Aroma of licorice, dark fruit, coffee, cocoa and some alcohol. Fine, smelled just like an IS. Lightly sweet, dark fruit, cocoa, touch of yogurt. There was also some very light hop bitterness. Medium in body with very smooth palate and long, rounded, finish, where herbal bitter was rounded and overwhelmed by pleasant chocolate malt. Sweet stouts can get really ugly but this was pleasant, not really sweet, just like a regular one. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (2061) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pretty hoppy for a sweet stout. Not sweet at all. More like a black ipa. Wtf, im udderly disappointed? Tasted at Wilsons cousins trip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
szymonskc (508) - Skórcz, POLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Aromat intensywny, kawa, paloność, czekolada, likier czekoladowy, karmel, kakao, słodkie owoce. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa, obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, średnio trwała, ładny lacing. W smaku słodkie, średnia pełnia, czekolada, laktoza, kawa, paloność, popiół. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie niskie. Świetne piwo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (856) - POLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się piękna, beżowa piana, dość trwała i z niezłym lajsingiem. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Aromat intensywny, zdominowany przez mleczną czekoladę, likier kakaowy, trufle. W smaku dokładnie to samo co w zapachu, dodatkowo odrobina nut tytoniowych, popiołowych, karmelowych, w odczuciu dość słodkie, pełne, lekko szorstkie, z niewielką kwaskowością od ciemnych słodów. Goryczka średnia, palona. W afterteasie posmaki rumowo likierowe, rozgrzewające, przyjemne. Niskie nagazowanie.
Świetny Milk Stout, jeden z najlepszych, jakie piłem (oczywiście w wersji nie BA). Jest sporo słodyczy, sporo ciała, treściwość, intensywność - klasa!
Warka do 08/06/20.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
Bouteille de 330 ml dégustée chez La Succursale (Montréa, QC) au coût de 13,00$. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de noix. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col brun et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de lactose et petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de lactose en arrière goût. (Rating #6865)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1380) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2016
Very dark brown poue with a soft, tall tan head that is slow to rise to the surface. Pine and grapefruit up front, followed by milk chocolate, lactose, cocoa, licorice and a bit of vanilla. A milk stout leaning towards a pine-forward black IPA. Right up my alley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lmojoh (316) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2016
Flaske 0,33L på Cafe Sånn med djoeye. Sort med beige skum. Kaffe, noe syrlig. Kaffe, mørke bær, søtlig, halvtørr i ettersmaken, alkoholen er godt pakket inn. En veldig god stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djoeye (3439) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2016
Rose beige top, jet black body. Aroma of liquoriced sour fruits, roasted juicy malts, black chocolate with acidic raisins. Tastes caramels, nougat’ish chocolate, coffee cocoa, plums, almond, and finishes fruity malty n warming. Soft and fully on palate, semi dry. Overall varied, tasty, bodiful, quality sipper. [33cl btl 7%abv @CafeSånn Tromsø]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rhombic (105) - SPAIN - APR 25, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a beautiful dark brown colour with a marvellous thick pale brown head, prominent and dense; brilliant lacing as expected. Very floral aromas, those you would expect from hoppy IPAs, herbal, not as much malt as I had expected though. An uncommon aroma for any sort of stout/porter-like beer. Dark chocolate and malty flavours, toasted, also hazelnuts, sweet but with an astringent finish, very clever. Resin too, which accounts for a bit of the overly pine-like character. Some might consider this a drawback, others might like intense hops in every beer they drink (I personally prefer more neutral stouts). Very complex and intricate, but that resinous bite is not one I enjoy too much; either way, it’s spot on in terms of its DEVELOPING taste - set this as an example for a beer that is not one-dimensional. Finish is too hoppy, just like a black IPA. Medium to full body, oily to creamy texture, a beer to devote time to, definitely not a light one. Citrus is very subtle, but can be imagined if thought hard enough. I’m going to pair this one up (after this review, o as not to "cross-contaminate" my reviews!) with some nice dark chocolate, let’s see how it goes.

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