To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark


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RATINGS: 386   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Szopeen (324) - POLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Nieprzejrzyście czarne, z bujną, beżową pianą. W aromacie czekolada, kawa, kakao, nutka nowofalowego chmielu. W smaku dominuje paloność, do tego dochodzi gorzka czekolada, kawa, delikatna laktoza i kwaśność od ciemnych słodów; goryczka średnio wysoka. Piwo dosyć gęste, przyjemnie gładkie, bardzo pijalne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (841) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
Van de tap @Uiltjebar. Mooi zwart bier. Heerlijk zacht en vol van smaak, zoet-bitter, een prachtige sweet stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1914) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Draught Aroma-fruits, caramel, coffee Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium sourness, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle from Firma Bier, BB 23/02/21, large sample. Dark color, big rocky brown head. Aroma of lots of roast, dark bread, lactose, slight coffee, bit rye. Bit fruity in taste, lots of roasty bitterness, coffee, dsrk chocolate, bit lactose sweetness. Good balance, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9005) - 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 (3161) - 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 (1741) - 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 (588) - - 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 (5682) - 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 (215) - 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!

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