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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (230) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
The pour is thick with a generous foam head. Pitch black in appearance. The nose shows a lot of resinous dry hops and citrus. The palate shows quite a lot of the same. Despite being a stout, the only stout portion is the mouth-feel - big, thick, luxurious. I hardly pick up any of the milk or lactose on the palate. Without a doubt, it’s interesting, but as a sweet stout not so much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1711) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Nuchtere Noorden Tasting I
Lekker combinatie tussen zoet en bitter, Mooie sweet stout met een goeie bitter erbij.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (699) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle from Špunka in Tallinn (€ 3.74). BB 07/2019. Pours a very dark brown colour; dark tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is massive - dark+bitter+milk chocolate, also somewhat minty+herbal+fresh background coming from the hops. Taste is surprisingly non-sweet but still very chocolaty, cocoa+cola+coffee minus 3/4 of the sugars, and loads of roasted malts and resiny-piney bitterness in the finish. Body is indeed heavy on the tongue; texture velvety smooth and soft with minimal carbonation. Overall a beautiful, surprisingly non-sweet, heavy-hopped brew! I love such stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Deep black pour with a thin light khaki ring of foam. Rich sumptuous nose with some roasty coffee and dark cocoa booze ester. Big roasty flavor with some earthy bittersweet cocoa and a touch or smoky coffee and maybe a bit of un-sweet licorice. It’s a bit much overall but still fun to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (2263) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
@Nuchtere Noorden Tasting I, 7%, sweet stout, schenkt zwart met volle schuimige en fijne bruine kraag. Smaken zijn redelijk hoppig en bitter voor een sweet stout, den, nat gras, vind hem eerlijk gezegd qua smaak en beleving eerder op een BIPA lijken. verder een matige body, vrij lang bittertje in de afdronk, lage co2, smaken blijven wel lang hangen, aardig wel maar géén topper..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1431) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle at Baran, Bergen. Pours a black colour with a big, creamy, light brown head. Roasted aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and grassy hops. The flavour is also pretty roasted with more grassy hops, grapefruit and coffee in the background. Has a slick mouth feel and a balanced bitterness. A really nice black IPA (?).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1578) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2014
0,33L bottle (from Õllepood no 1), BB 01.07.19. Pours black with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is intense roast, coffee, bitterness. Flavor is sweet, intense roast, coffee, chocolate, fruits. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
At Borefts 2013. Pitch black, thin head. Aroma of chocolate, cream, vanilla. Very thick stuff, chocolate, little coffee, creamy coffee,nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3366) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle - 330ml. Pours an opaque black body with an average, lasting, beife creamy head. Fantastic, complex malty/hoppy aroma with coffeeish, licorice, oaky, and bready hints. Its robust, very well balanced taste carries chocolate, coffeeish, and woody notes. Ends with a long, moderately warming, bittersweet finish. Awesome!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (752) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with medium, creamy beige head. Aroma features a good mix of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and malts. Taste is mostly about coffee bitterness, but it is also moderatey sweet. Light and drinkable. Nothing spectacular, but a job well done.


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