To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark


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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2206) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rozsoma (564) - Győr, HUNGARY - AUG 22, 2015
Szuper Kis sztout, aranyfeketébe bújtatva, és cukorral felturbozva. Ördögien keserű.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelynchfella (152) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2015
Poured black with big light brown head. Sweet malty, chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavour. Lots of lactose in this one. Very sweet, very nice but wouldnt drink too many. Nice treat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leghorn99 (124) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 8, 2015
Semplicemente nera; schiuma abbondante, cremosa, soffice, di ottima persistenza. Al naso dominano caffè espresso e cioccolato, accompagnati la leggere punte floreali; si avvertono anche note di cereali e pane appena sfornato. Questo mix, rende tutto rotondo e finemente decorato da ciliegie nere. Il palato è morbido, pieno e cremoso in perfetta armonia con il naso. Caffè e ciliegia dominano con note di cenere e carbone. L’insieme è morbido e dolce, ma vira abbastanza velocemente verso l’amaro del caffè. La carbonazione è bassa, nel retrogusto si avvertono note di anacardi e nocciole; un tocco di Gin e Sambuco. Il finale rimane un pò più amaro rispetto all’attacco, virando su note di caffè e liquirizia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 8, 2015
7%ABV. Sweet Stout. Poured out of the bottle a beautiful glossy black brown. 40°SRM. Nose is clean , grassy and clear sugar sweet. Nice malty flavors. The added lactose was a stroke of genius. Few other stouts have as inviting a nose. Pronounced carbonation. Umami. Short hoppy finish. Clean finish. Deep dark roasted flavors. Sweet malts. Burnt milk pudding. Alcohol is very well balanced. Beware the sneaky kick in the pants. Also if you do get kicked in the pants, it’ll never be sweeter than by the fine folks at To Øl. Goes on favorites list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lodgewick (46) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Almoust black with thick beige head leaving nice laces. Aroma is mediocre roasted with coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate. Some alcohol in backround. Very nice. Taste is milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and strong chocolate bitterness. Palate is over medium. Aroma is the best part. Very enjoyable anyways.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taradil (40) - - JUL 25, 2015
Tap Color: black with a bit of brown Head: non-existent Aroma: roasted malts, milk, chocolate Taste: lactose, roasted malts, dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (740) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
coffee, cocoa and smells like metal (!?) thick dark brown colour with a tan head that seems to be intent on staying around, deep smooth dark chocolate bitterness with that metallicness coming through in the finish with far too much alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (327) - USA - JUL 22, 2015
Nice roasty aroma. Some sweetness too. Pours black with a nearly white lace of head from tap. Really great roasted flavor. No bitterness at first and what’s there’s super gentle. Sweet and smooth. The bitterness is a great coffeeishness. I don’t really get much chocolate. Good thick body and really low carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3963) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2015
On bottle at James Clarke, Sandefjord. Pitch black color, ok offwhite foam. Lightly roasted, good malt, coffee & leather - some milk. Medium/ full body & complexity . Some light immediate sweetness- balances well. Best milk stout so far- very Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (601) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
330ml bottle from BeerGeek Bottle Shop. Dark with a large compact tan head that stays there for a long time. The aroma is bitter by chocolate and coffee, some vanilla sweetness and sweet dark dried fruits. Full body and a smooth, dry mouthfeel. The taste got roasted coffee, dark chocolate, herbal hops, caramel. Finish dry with some bitterness.

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