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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014
Black pour with a 1 finger, creamy mocha head that has excellent retention and leaves great lacing. Every sip brings a new cascade of lacing streaking downward from the point where my lip met the glass. Aroma is loaded with roast, chocolate, toast and lactose, then some dark caramel, toffee nuts, earthy and woody notes and a little booziness. Flavor is mocha sweetened with lactose, toffee, roast, a little char, earth, old campfire wood, light earthy notes, and light fruity and floral notes toward the finish. Medium to heavy body, creamy entry, chewy middle, light, blanketing and mildly sharp carbonation, syrupy, but chalky finish. There is a lingering feeling of sharp carbonation on the tongue that is very strange. Good stuff overall, I do dig Lacto Stouts in general and this has lots of components to make it awesome, but just enough throwing it off to make it just "good". Okay, maybe "really good". While I liked this beer quite a bit it is a terrible value. I paid $6.50/355ml (or maybe 330ml?) bottle. There are better stouts to be had for a little more than that price for six times the volume. That assertion doesn’t affect my score, but it is worth noting.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Punkero (63) - FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Tap @ TCBW 2015. Typical stoutish aroma. Very moderate. Semi bitter taste. Is my lactose intolerant belly going to handle this?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1850) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle in the Trembling Madness, York. Deep brown, almost black with a cream head. The taste is chocolate and moderate spice. Creamy with some sticky sweetness. Very tasty. Perhaps just a touch too spicy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (410) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bouteille achetée A la Mise en Bière - De couleur noir avec une mousse beige qui tient bien et laisse une jolie dentelle sur le verre - Au nez tout de suite des houblon agrumeux, citron grapefruit, puis du malt rôti, café, chocolat - En bouche toujours autant de houblon, puis du chocolat du café - médium full body, bonne amertume, bonne carbonation, amère et crémeuse, longue final amère agrume et café - un mélange de sweet stout et de black IPA, très bien réalisée comme la plupart de leurs bière

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (134) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 16, 2015
Growler from mchughs. Pours pitch black with dark brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, hint of dark fruit and vanilla. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oatmeal, warm hint of alcohol on the finish. Light to medium carbonation, oily body. Gorgeous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2015
Draught at PMacs, To Ol tap takeover. Black as you like, tan head. Chocolate and coffee nose, big robust flavour with plenty of chocolate, lovely silky mouthfeel, long finish, quite bitter too so not all sweet. Very nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4057) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Metro Wines, Syston. Really delicious beer. Light, frothy body. Smooth, slightly sweet. Really nice hoppy tang - like an Impy, but without the booze hit. Super drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2585) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2015
@ Cerveteca Lisboa. Black color with a creamy and dense tan head. Aroma has strong coffee notes and black chocolate with notes of ripe fruit. Flavor is toasty, slightly roasty, notes of coffee, slightly sweet with bittery notes in the final. Creamy, smooth and roasted malts in the final.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (394) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 28, 2015
Botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 18/04/2015 BBD:01/07/19 Color negro espuma beige, aromas torrefactos y dulces, sabor tostado y amargo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2015
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting complex beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1693) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a dark latte head. Aroma is roast, coffee, lactose, light lactose sour, earthiness. Taste is the roast combined with the lactose and earthiness to form something lightly sour, definitely good. Finishes with some citrusy hoppiness. Some coffee too. Fairly strong lactose sweetness in the aftertaste. Very good.


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