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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

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DrunkinYogi, Monday at 04:21 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

wisegreensoul, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

paulish, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Mikeluzzjr, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dental, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

swierczt, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of OtherShoe2
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.

OtherShoe2, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jim_carignan, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

dsm45, Sep 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

NOLANDMAN, Jul 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

shehateme, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JakerLou, May 15, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev +5%
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.

smcolw, Apr 20, 2013
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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.

sinstaineddemon, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

sendbeer, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Goldfishman, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm assuming this is the correct place to put this review. OPA must be bottling this and labeling it simply as their "Milk Stout."

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.

Gatch, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jbertsch, Sep 11, 2012
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braican, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

codon2004, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

lemonlime311, Feb 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

waiting4lunch, Jan 14, 2012
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King Oak Milk Stout from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.