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King Oak Milk Stout - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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King Oak Milk Stout
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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 10-16-2004)
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Reviews by OtherShoe2:
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing a bottle of milk stout. Not sure if this is their King Oak Milk Stout.

Popped the cap in the kitchen. Good thing, as this one proceeded to foam out of the bomber for at least 5 minutes. I lost at least 1/4 of the beer. Huge, over-carbonated foam head on top of a jet-black liquid. Once it settles out, you've got tons of sticky foam.

Big coffee and carbonized malt aroma. With your nose in the glass, you absolutely get a hint of milk or lactose.

Big rich dark malt, the flavor of which is whisked away by carbonation. Burnt is the primary residual flavor, with charred malt and some bitter chocolate coming forward. A little lactose sourness is there too. Moderate bitter finish.

I'm kind here in my rating. His one is flat out too fizzy. Kills the richness of the beer.

Overall, somewhat off-balance in flavor, and mouthfeel is all wrong. I'm one and done with this.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 21:26:12 | More by OtherShoe2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lumpy, beige head. Slowly settling. Very slowly! Dark brown where no light shines through. Plenty of chunky lace on the glass.

Beyond the black patent comes with a strong earthiness and background of yeast. Not what I would expect, nor is it really on spot.

Not as sweet as some Milk Stouts, but this is an excellent stout. Very smooth body with a slightly elevated carbonation. Bitter finish of heavily roasted unmalted barley along with black patent. Notable hop bitterness. The aftertaste is moderately long and chewy.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 23:29:32 | More by smcolw
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sinstaineddemon

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2.3/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A - what is there to say about the color of a stout, 30 weight, deep space, what ever black synonym you can come up with, its that color black, with a thin tan head that laces swiftly

S - chocolate malts with some easily discernible lactic sweetness, even with a blind pour, one could easily pick this out as a milk stout

T - the first word that comes to mind is disappointment, a mess of burnt malts and lactic sourness, not sure I was going to keep drinking this. The finish offered some redeeming qualities, big coffee flavors with a mocha twinge, some buttery acetyls smooth out the flavors

M&D&O - not the best milk stout I have had. It lacks the smoothness of a high quality milk stout, It's good to see Opa Opa expanding their beer lineup and I will continue to check their progress as they work out the bugs in these new ventures.

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A: Typical stout looks. A nice creamy, light brown head.

S: Good roasty aromas with some lactose and sweet malt.

T: Pretty solid roasted malt flavors. Some bittersweet chocolate and a touch of milk sugar.

M: Enjoyable and easy to drink. Proper carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. A simple yet well-executed Milk Stout with all the flavors you expect. I'm glad they're bottling this now because I haven't been able to make it out to Western Mass to visit the brewery.

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poured from a growler into a standard pint glass.

a: pitch black in color with a tan head that sticks well to the sides of the glass.

s: roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate and slightly burnt toast. not much else.

t: light notes of roasted malt followed by flavors of chocolate, coffee. the lactose is noticeable but it it's not cloying in any way. well balanced and very drinkable.

m: solid mouthfeel.

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Enjoyed on cask at Brew City, Worcester, MA.

Arrived in a pint glass with a 3/4" tan head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head fades gradually, with good lacing. Nose is roasty grains.

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King Oak Milk Stout from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
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