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Milk Stout - Mikkeller ApS

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: elNopalero on 06-04-2012)
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Reviews by kojevergas:
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2.51/5  rDev -38.8%
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-

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 00:51:54 | More by kojevergas
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

06-29-2014 22:28:37 | More by erg
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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark brown color with a thick thin caramel had with short retention, but keeping a constant plate.
Initially intense aroma of coffee, licorice, light earthy hops and a muffed lemon.
Bold flavor of roasted malt with notes of coffee, decent amounts of lactic acid, earthy hops, vanilla bean, some dark fruits and chocolate cookies. Dry aftertaste with a bitterness from roasted notes.
Creamy and velvet body with appropriate carbonation.
Creamy milk and coffee brew, similar to a “pingado” concentrate or even a coffee flavored Yakult. If you like Milk Stouts, it is a good option from a brewer that masters dark tasty beers. And it could be a dessert beer as well.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 19:13:45 | More by FLima
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an inky black with a thick, creamy tan head.

S: Mild aromas of dark fruit, leather, coffee, cream, vanilla bean, roasted grain, and dark chocolate express themselves on the nose.

T: Notes of figs, prunes, dried black cherry, leather, roasted grain, cream, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and caramel are underscored by earthy, herbal, mildly lemony hop notes. The finish is dry and smooth with delicate hop notes becoming more pronounced while coffee, cream, dark chocolate, roasted grain, and subtle dark fruit flavors slowly fade.

M: On the lighter side of medium in terms of body, creamy, and smooth. This stout is rather dry for the style. Carbonation is airy and active. Surprisingly balanced, refined, and drinkable.

O: A near perfect milk/sweet stout, this ale displays great balance in the mouth and an exceptionally complex blend of flavors. It is not the most traditional sweet stout in the world, but it is easily one of the tastiest that I have run across in the last year or two.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 13:34:55 | More by mrfrancis
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

05-03-2014 22:00:35 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-03-2014 07:12:37 | More by Localdrinklax
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-30-2014 23:35:33 | More by jzlyo
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-24-2014 15:44:06 | More by BMart
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-24-2014 03:04:16 | More by teamwiggum
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-21-2014 03:49:46 | More by afsdan
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-16-2014 20:59:37 | More by random846
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-16-2014 01:43:44 | More by beav19
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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Licorice/bistre/umber with a dark eggshell/tan head.

Aroma: Profound hints of coffee and cocoa - all wrapped in glorious, but not too sweet, lactate goodness.

Flavor: Just like the aroma, but backwards: notes of cocoa hit you like a tidal wave, only to have a strong coffee backbone come in at the exact moment you swallow. As for aftertaste, the coffee dissipates fairly quickly but the cocoa lingers and increases in saccharinity on your palate.

Mouthfeel: Bold and creamy with just enough bitterness for balance.

Overall: Easily my favorite Milk Stout, and therefore highly recommended to all who are looking for a Milk Stout that is not too sweet but full in flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2014 19:35:21 | More by MV_CHI-NS
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-09-2014 03:47:50 | More by logicerror
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-25-2014 02:53:13 | More by jaymo18
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-24-2014 03:17:36 | More by Lare453
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3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark, dark brown with a foamy head

S - Coffee smell

T - More coffee than I care for - does not hide the alcohol at only 6% - seems stronger than it needs to be

M - creamy

O - Overall this beer is good to very good. The Coffee finish offsets the sweet milk stout in a negative way.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 00:53:46 | More by gonzo000
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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Overall, this is a good milk stout, but the price ($5.60 for 12oz) doesn't make it a must try.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 01:17:47 | More by ocelot2500
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Milk Stout from Mikkeller ApS
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