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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double Milk Stout
"2 varieties of hops & 3 types of malts"
Milk stout, also called ‘cream’ or ‘sweet’ stout, is a stout containing lactose, a sugar derived from milk. Because lactose is unfermentable by beer yeast, it adds sweetness and body to the finished beer. Milk stouts have been claimed to be nutritious, and were marketed as such in the early 1900s with claims that would make the FDA wince. One ad read, “Ideal for nursing mothers, for the healthy, for the invalid, and for the worker.” Surely! Of course, we couldn’t stop at a traditional milk stout. Ours is a double, an addition to our 2X line, and at 7.5% abv is every bit as delicious as it sounds. To your health!

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3.4
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours very dark brown color with tan head. Roasted malt and milk chocolate aromas. Bittersweet chocolate flavor with burnt malts and hints of coffee. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.

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demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Weak aroma with a soapy looking head. Not very sweet. Not very anything...except 7.5%. Decent brew. Will not be memorable.

3.7
barold419 (3) - - JUN 2, 2012 does not count
Good aroma and flavor.pleasant coffee taste, but could be a little sweeter. Overall a great beer.

4
HighlanderOne (1330) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2012
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee and caramel. Stout black, tan head with lacing. Flavors of coffee ice cream, caramel, licorice, vanilla, a hint of cocoa and clove. Slight alcohol in back gives this a warm feel. Excellent drinkability. More dry than sweet. Good finish. Another winner from ST.

3.9
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a just barely translucent dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is predominately sweet, with a malty, sugary profile, with just a hint of bitterness. Alcohol is very noticeable. Mouthfeel is well above average for a beer of this style, with a velvety palate. In sum: One of the best milk stouts I’ve tried, comparable to those made by Left Hand and Duck Rabbit. However, the Southern Tier pedigree is there--tasting this, you can see the links to Chocolat, Jah-va, and Creme Brulee Stouts. Think of this as an "imperial milk stout."

3.7
Defreni (3222) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
Flaske: Brunsort øl med et lille skumhoved. Duften er sødlig maltet. Smagen er derimod kompleks med en smule røg og bacon ovenpå en meget sød sweet stout. Dejlig øl egentlig. Med masser af southern tier sødme.

3.5
larsga (7539) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
Small brown head. Opaque black body goes dark brown at edges. Earthy chocolatey sugary aroma with roasty caramelly resiny notes. Dry-sweet chocolatey raisin taste with perfumy dusty notes. Fullish body. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish burnt dusty earthy aftertaste with sooty chocolate and sugar notes. Lovely, balanced, and highly drinkable. (0.355l bottle, Gaasa, Oslo.)

3.9
revans (46) - Salem, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2012
12 oz. bottle purchased at Gene’s in Salem, OH. A good milk stout, Pours black with a quickly disappearing tan head. Could be a little sweeter, but chocolate and coffee flavors are prominent.

3.7
LoFi (1718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle. Black with a beige head leaving lacing. Aroma: roasted, malty, fruity. Taste: medium roast, raisins, lactic, sweet with chocolate, brown sugar and some licorice. This is nice, sure, but I think I had expected more.

3.7
Hammy78 (973) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle purchased at Wegman’s in Niagara Falls. Pours a dark opaque brown/ black, with a khaki head, and rings of lacing. Aroma is a little smokey, slightly sweet. Tastes sweet malt, a touch bitter. Not there best, not bad though.


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