The Bruery 8 Maids-A-Milking

 
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Imperial Stout
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Style Imperial Milk Stout

8 Maids-a-Milking is the 8th beer in our “12 Days of Christmas” series, and we’d be udderly crazy to release anything but a milk stout. So we made an imperial milk stout to stand up to whatever Old Man Winter throws our way from now through 2019 with the final release of our series. 8 Maids-a-Milking is brewed with lactose, which is commonly referred to as milk sugar. It’s the only type of sugar that is unfermentable by yeast, which adds more perceptible creaminess and sweetness to the finished beer. This mouthfeel and sweetness is complemented by robust layers of milk chocolate, subtle spice accents from our house Belgian yeast and roasty, cafe elements indicative of our take on the style. Celebrate the seasons with the best of both worlds: enjoy some now, and lay a few down for up to 4 years to be enjoyed upon the release of 12 Drummers Drumming.

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4.2
onceblind (10889) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Black pour under a thin light khaki head. Big dark roasty complex nose that features subtle Belgian fruitiness, gentle sweet chocolate and light lactose tones, and a hint of raisin. Smooth semisweet rich flavor that’s creamy dark but also belgianish and raisin-tinged with bits of cocoa and gentle anise depth. Super charming and complex.

3.6
Humlehode (866) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2017
Tap at MBCC 2017. Pours black, no head. Full bodied. Dried fruits, chocolate, coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
ansalon (4223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
Pours black with a very lowtan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, cherries, vanilla, oak. Taste is roasted and fruity with strong chocolate and nutty notes as well as light sour tones. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth yet dry at the same time with low carbonation.

3.9
kryon (3930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
Pours dark with low tanned head Aromas of roasted malts, rye bread, hints of cherries, raspberries Taste has notes of caramel, chocolate, hints of coffee, dark fruits, hints of sweet cherries

3.6
ineedbeer (2301) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is full of milk chocolate with lighter dark chocolate and roast notes. Some spicy Belgian phenolics with clove and anise. Some light dark fruit and raisin notes. Press black with a medium sized, thick and creamy, light mocha head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers. Flavor is fairly sweet with lots of milk chocolate as well as lighter lactose and dark chocolate. Light roast notes. Medium light raisin, prune and plum. Quite a bit of Belgian phenolics with anise, clove and allspice. Some light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied and somewhat creamy with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but I’m not a huge fan of the Belgian yeast. I’m glad the lactose isn’t super strong though as some milk stouts go over the top with the lactose.

3.6
madmitch76 (26435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
24th November 2016
Grand tasting at Craft Islington with Hackobock. Thanks to Wingman for the Keg share. Bruery on tap? Whatever next?! Clear amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate, softish and viscous, decent fine carbonation. Malt cream and mild chocolate. Tangy dark fruits. Smooth finish leaves a warming afterglow. Smooth and drinkable if relatively simple.

3.7
phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2016
750 ml bottle from Root Cellar, purchased last December. Pours a deep brown with amber edges and a small tan head that settles into a ring and some film. Notes of cocoa, cream, cola, caramel, mild roasted malts, a hint of soy, and a bit of earth and muddled dark fruits, maybe with a dash of hard-to-discern spice. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, smooth mouthfeel that’s already showing a hint of oxidation. They say this can age for four years, but I don’t recommend it. It already appears to be creeping over the hill.

3.9
alobar (3969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Thick black pour with creamy tan head. Aroma of lactose, roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Sweet lactose and chocolate flavor with some roasted malt and coffee. Great lacing. Very nice.

3.4
The_Osprey (9698) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
November 2016 - Keg at CBC Islington. As ’The Bruery 8 Maids-A-Milking’. Who’d have thought this rarity would have shown up on keg here? Very dark oily black, slightest red hue, foamy brown head. Aroma is cola, molasses, old-school oily British sugar-bomb imperial stout, some Twiglets. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is sweet, flat cola and molasses, dates. It’s OK – pretty sweet. (3.4)

4.1
gunnfryd (15495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2016
Cafe Sara 261116.Black color with a tan head. Aroma is sourness, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. lactose. Flavor is sourness, roasted malt, alcohol, lactose, raspberries, chocolate, coffee. Full body. Very nice beer.


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