To Ĝl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 375   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.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2270) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abirres (41) - Salamanca, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
Negra, opaca, coronada por una espuma beige con buena retención. En nariz; pino, café con leche, cacao, torrefacta. En boca; carbonatación media y cuerpo medio. Sabor; bastante resinosa, quemada, solvente, final seco y con toques a café amargo. Descompensada. Aún así, un copazo recomendable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a thick, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, milk, coffee, cream. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, lactose, burnt caramel. Finish is coffee, hazelnut, wood, roast. Medium to full body, weak to average carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2016
7 is not a low alcohol percentage FFS. Bottle. Black with a tan head that collapses to a 1/2 cm. 3 More fudgy than roasty aroma with Indian sweet shop spices, some coffee, pine, vague citrus, pineapple.7+ Yes very silky. Nice smooth and sweet with mocha, vanilla, gentle roast, dark sugars, hints of tropical fruit. But pine and medicinal bitter flavours run over the top. Aftertaste of licorice and menthol. Not harmonious. Get the feeling these guys are being "clever" for its own sake.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (456) - - JUN 29, 2016
Brown bottle, 330ml. Pours dark dark brown with a perfect brown head subsiding slowly. Scent is sour yeast, caramel, brown sugar, and other complexities that I cannot name. Taste is super dense, super bitter roasted malt with flavors of coffee, toffee, whiskey, and hickory smoke. Mouthfeel is medium dense and with a nice warming feel. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (958) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2016
Black pour with a thick, tan head. Floral hops, milk chocolate, roasty malt aromas. Taste is sweetish, dark chocolate, liquorice, and some hoppy bitterness, creamy mouthfeel, bitter milky coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2587) - 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 (2649) - 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 (1937) - 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 (443) - 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 (797) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 38

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50