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Milk Stout - Mikkeller ApS

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89
very good

30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 145
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: elNopalero on 06-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In true Mikkeller fashion, the old fashioned milk stout just won't cut it. Instead, stronger roast is the perfect balance against the milk sugars that are employed in support. Of course all that is accompanied with higher hops, higher roast, and higher overall punch.

The beer immediately catches the eye with its incredible froth- its meringue-like mocha laden foam builds and retains with high character. All this operates above the dark onyx-black beer beneath. Dense looking from top to bottom, the beer continues to impress with its blanketed lacing left behind.

Deep aromas of French roast coffee, dark chocolate, and milkshake-like cream deliver a soothing yet strong scent that circulates around all-things-roast. Additional wood, herb, and buttery cookie dough round out in an odd scent of cannabis and fresh baked goods.

Heavy roast commands the taste, but does so with a heaping dose of whipping cream, caramel, brown sugar, and whipped cream. Its the starchy malt that supports the roast and gives the subtle sweetness of aspartame an added dimensions of balance and complexity. Finishing with the taste of burnt sugar, campfire, and woodish hop bitterness; the beer is sophisticated and straight-forward throughout.

The beer's full creamy body really tells the tale- its carbonated malt texutres are like marshmallow cream to texture as it engulfs the mouth and expands the taste. But even as the malt sweetness trails, the beer steadily works toward a late malty-dry finish with roast-derived bitterness, mild ash, and light grass astringency.

The beer does nearly everything that milk stouts are expected to do, but does so with more robust taste than the norm. That's true Mikkeller in form and function. This is a fantastic stout, one that's only limited by its cost. (1,790 characters)

Photo of PeterIngemi
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz into an oude beersel tulip

A: pours black with a fat finger of creamy mocha colored head, nice retention and lacing... Looks yummy.

S: alot of coffe and roast on the Aroma... A bit of creamyness to the aroma as well, very nice!

T: a touch of sweetness that I didn't get I the nose, right in there with the creamyness, but not overly done... Just enough to balance out the bitter roast. There is deffiantly some earthy hops and a hit of smoke in there as well... Tasty...

M: creamy heavy medium body with very creamy moderate carbonation.

O: a solid milk stout... I think the hops are still abit forward, and perhaps with a tad more time this one will round out a bit and get even more velvety, but still a good brew as is. (749 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger khaki head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Chocolate nose. Flavor is sweet/baked chocolate but drier finish. Pricey at $6.00 for a 330ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME. (293 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review taken from notes courtesy of Stout Fest at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured a nice black coffee rich hue with a very thick foamy mocha head that fades to leave thick mocha side lacing.

S - A fair amount of milk/lactose followed up by light roast and some surprisingly sweet milk chocolate.

T - Ehh. Faint milk chocolate on the tongue along with more faint light roasted malts. The lactose is almost too much for the beer as it overpowers the chocolate and malts.

M - Better than your average lactose but the feel is still relatively light and slightly thin.

O - Overall not my favourite milk stout. For the price paid there are definitely better milk stouts our there but this still wasnt a bad offering from Mikkeller. (728 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a pitch black color with a creamy, café-colored foam atop.

There’s a sweet lactic and subdued roasty aroma to this. Tastes mellow, creamy, smooth, with a milk chocolate flavor and a note of bitterness on the finish. Smooth like a French press dark roast… A real easy sipper. Exceptionally smooth.

Dessert beer par excellence. (348 characters)

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Milk Stout from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.