To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark


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RATINGS: 382   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle from The Party Source at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, a mix of milk and dark chocolate, Belgian chocolate, lactose sugar, medium plus body, smooth, decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3046) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2016
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter kaffe og mørk sjokolade. Middels fylde. Kaffen og sjokoladen EE der også i smaken. Noe salt lakris og kakaopulver. Ett noe syrlig innslag kommer også i starten. Saltbitter avslutning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1711) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 24, 2016
backlog. draft. Black with a small off white head. Aroma of coffee and cream, silky mouthfeel. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (556) - - AUG 20, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, cherry, milky, toffee Taste: light sweet, light bitter, roasty, chocolate, cherry, earthy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
330ml bottle pours black in color with a huge light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla with some dark roasted grains. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a dark roasted grain bitterness. Full bodied with good carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a wonderful stout that must be sampled. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JackMandarin (189) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle from Bottle Baron, Edin. Pours very dark brown. Lovely tan coloured, thick fluffy head. Herbal hop aromas kick things off which i didn’t see coming. Unexpected dankness and pine. Roastier notes come through. Some strongly-brewed coffee. Smooth vanilla. Toasted coconut. Some light tropical fruits in there too. Lovely full mouthfeel. Syrupy but not claggy. Light sweetness then heavier, darker notes come through. Mocha. Bitter espresso. A fairly punchy and peppery bitterness strikes a balance. Has length. More sweet vanilla smoothness towards the finish. Slightly dry. Minimum carbonation. A little too hoppy to be my perfect milk stout but it’s extremely enjoyable nonetheless!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (369) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUL 27, 2016
Dark brown, great, long lasting brown head. Aroma: almost like barley wine; toast, cereal, caramel, chocolate. Heavy to medium sweetness, full body, medium to high bitterness. Two layers in flavour, first is malty sweetness nicely integrated with bit of lactose and some licorice, second layer is dark malts with quite sharp roastiness (although there’s nice hint of lactose at finish). Bit noticeable alcohol in taste. Dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abirres (58) - 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 (3460) - 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.

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