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Milk Stout - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 06-04-2012)
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Reviews by kojevergas:
Photo of kojevergas
2.51/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

6% ABV confirmed. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired for $6.00 at a SoCal beer store and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Mikkel is my favourite brewer in the world, so expectations are quite high.

Served after a period of rest following its removal from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Imported by the Shelton Bastards.

A: Pours a four finger thick head of gorgeous dark tan colour, incredibly appealing cream, great frothy thickness, and excellent (9+ minute) retention. Body colour is a dark black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Carbonation bubbles are abundant in the body, however, almost reminiscent of cola. Light lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: Cola, light roasted barley, dark malts, cream, and milky notes. I'm not real impressed; it's kind of like a schwarzbier meets a stout. A decent aroma. Pleasant enough. No yeast is detectable nor is any alcohol.

T: Dark malts, cream, cola notes, and even some bitterness. Imbalanced and lackluster for the style. Lots of residual sugars, true to style, but none are particuarly evocative. Bready. Milk chocolate. Cocoa. It's too sweet and lacks the roasted character needed to balance against that sweetness (that's the whole point of the style, after all). Lacks complexity and subtlety.

Mf: Slightly coarse, with an artificial smoothness up front. Wet. Pretty good carbonation. Poor palate presence. Sticky. Cola-esque. Sugary. Doesn't suit the flavours all that well.

Dr: A disappointment from my favourite brewer. Who knew Mikkel who create a stout this bad? I definitely wouldn't want another. Hides its ABV well, but it's difficult to drink given its low quality. Quite pricey as well (it's the Shelton Bastards, after all). This is to be avoided.

Low C-

kojevergas, Feb 04, 2013
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A- Coal black, with pillowy tan head
S- Ummmm. Rich, but soft roasted malts. Chocolate milk.
T- Sweet, rich malt. Dark chocolate milk
M- Medium, could be a bit thicker

O- Smell and taste are spot on! Could be a tad thicker, but this is a pretty awesome milk stout

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Pours black with a large, lasting tan head.
Nose shows cocoa, milk chocolate, hazelnut pralines and roasted barley.
Very sweet flavours, cloyingly sweet in fact. Some roasted malt behind the sweetness but very weak.
Needs higher carbonation, body feels watery too.
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CrazyDavros, Oct 30, 2013
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330 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that sticks around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, and some coffee. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some vanilla. It's a good roasty and sweet tasting beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick, creamy and easy to drink. It's also well carbonated. I think it's a good brew overall, I'd like to try this one again at some point. $5.99 a bottle.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep ebony color with a tight, tan head that leave chunks of lacing.

Smells of cocoa and sweet cream.

Tastes of chocolate notes layered over deep roasted note. Dark chocolate leads off with a bit of sweetness. Roasted notes come in with espresso and some roasted bitterness. Bread notes are present throughout. Leans towards the sweet side, as it finishes with some sweet cream notes.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

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Milk Stout from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.