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King Oak Milk Stout - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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King Oak Milk Stout
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Todd on 10-16-2004

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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 21
Photo of sinstaineddemon
2.35/5  rDev -38.2%
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.

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Atwood's, Cambridge MA.

Black with a thin tan head. Fair lace and retention. Smells like iced coffee when I accidentally dump too much sugar in. That and lactic acid. Tastes is cocoa and watered down coffee albeit not that roasty. Lactic sour in back gives an impression of an Irish stout. Smooth mouthfeel.

Did fine washing down a Tavern burger but not something I'd try again.

Photo of JTomczak
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Goldfishman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of codon2004
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Photo of shehateme
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Chico1985
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at my first visit to the brewpub.

Poured just about black, slightly translucent. Small tan head turns to a ring quickly, leaves lacing here and there.

Nose brings nice sweetened cocoa, some caramel and dark fruit. a bit faint. Taste beats it out I'd say. Nice chocolate taste here, fudge-like almost. Caramel and some faint earthy hops, lingering sweetness. Dark fruit also noticeable. Light, pretty easy drinking. Mouthfeel is overcarbonated for the style which definitely brought the beer down for me.

Overall a pretty decent milk stout, I'd like it to be alot smoother but I wouldn't mind having this again.

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of fitzy84
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Brewmaster's Tavern. A slightly amber dark black milk stout. Good lacing on the sides and top with an overall patchy head. Milky biscuit tastes were sensed in the roasty flavorings of the smells. I did sense a slightly heavy fruity taste to the drink (maybe plums). But overall, a pretty creamy and really sweet. Really good.

Photo of skrewyou82
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ph2001
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

growler in pint glass

smooth with no head at all. black. smells sweet and creamy with a nice maltiness.

very light body. creamy taste but not in texture. nice maltiness with no real bite. similar to left hands milk stout, but more simple and a bit sweeter. i wish it was a bit fizzier and thicker but good and cheap ($7/growler) none the less.

Photo of dental
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of swierczt
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a medium beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, lactose, chocolate, coffee and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character up front that is quickly followed by some lactose creaminess and flavors of milk chocolate and black coffee. There’s some mild sweetness as well. The hops presence is also mild as it should be in this style but is strong enough to create some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Photo of thespaceman
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap at Smokin With Chris in Southington. Pours a deep jet black with a huge yellowish head. Smell is of toffee, caramel maltiness, and milk chocolate. This one has an awesome espresso bean pop in the front, followed by a rich and creamy chocolate character in the finish. Nice dose of esters in here as well. Mouthfeel is light carbonation, a nice thick body that keeps its composure on the tongue. All in all, an enjoyable stout that is sure to warm you up on a cold night.

Photo of far333
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brownish black colored with a low beige head. Aroma of cocoa and dark malts, some coffee. Flavors of cocoa and molasses, nice and rich dark malts, some smoke and oak, all with a fine hopped finish, and a subtle cherry tang linger. Somewhat thin mouthfeel, but it manages a tingly finish. Good beer, very drinkable.

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King Oak Milk Stout from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
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