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Horny Goat Stacked - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-08-2009

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Photo of njmoons
1.28/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bought a sampler becuase it was cheap and their advertising was fun. While the rest of the offerings from Horny Goat were ok, this beer ranks as one of the worst I ever had.

A complete miss on style, tastes like they added some black patent malt to a mild ale. There was no sweetness, I can't imagine how little lactose was put into the beer, no roast flavors which is what makes a stout, just a little black malt bitterness astringency.

They should pull this from their beer list, becuase calling it a milk stout is just wrong.


Photo of silentjay
1.37/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

pours a mahogany brown with little khaki colored head that disappears quickly and leaves no traces behind. Is this a stout or a brown ale?

faint aroma is of burnt caramel, maybe a tiny bit of coffee, some roastiness. reminds me of Smithwick's. almost. Are they sure this is a stout?

the taste follows the nose as being very faint. caramel, toffee and a bit of roasted coffee can be found if you dig deep enough. not much flavor, and what is there is not entirely pleasing.

light bodied (for a stout) with littler carbonation and no lingering sweetness or bitterness or smokiness, or anything for that matter.

it is hard to drink. for reasons other than what I am used to. This is not entirely repugnant, nor is it unbalanced or too young or oxidized or skunked or anything, its just.... I don't know.

I have had no experience with this brewer before. I picked up a bunch of random singles on a recent trip to Michigan that are unavailable to me in Massachusetts, and this found its way into my cart. Had I never read the bottle, I would have never labeled this as a stout of any kind. Not that every beer has to follow style guidelines precisely, but if you call it a stout, it should atleast be black! Even reviewing this one ignoring the style designation and it falls short. I understand that people's tastes differ, as well as interpretation of styles, but I just cannot find any redeeming qualities for this beer.

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1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of bigbeers84
1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of hwwty4
1.79/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head over sized snifter. This beer pours a light cola brown. The color reminds me more of a Pepsi then a beer. No head, just a thin little off brown ring that hangs around on the outside of the class. No lacing. The aroma reminds me of week coffee with just a little steeped grains. Man this nose is week. Also there is a thin wisp of aspartame. The flavor is really similar plus this odd chalky taste at the finish. This is not a good beer. Chalk, weak coffee and boiled grains. The mouthfeel is light. It reminds me more of a crappy brown ale then a crappy milk stout. This beer is a fail. Not good at all. Definitely do not suggest.

Photo of sweemzander
1.87/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the bottle.

(A)- Pours a very very dark brown with lighter brown highlights. Produced a pure white head that dissipated immediately but left some lacing behind.

(S)- Lots of roasted. . . stuff. Not much here. Maybe some coffee & molasses.

(T)- Pretty much as the smell dictated. Not a ton there. A little raisin-like coffee maybe.

(M)- Good carbonation level, but not much to actually consider this balanced. Smooth, since there isnt much there.

(D)- Definitely not what I would reach for when looking for a good stout to enjoy.

Photo of bound4er
1.91/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appears reddish brown giving way to light shinning through - not a typical looking stout. Decent light tan head. Smells like a generic beer not a stout - where's the bitter roastiness, coffee and chocolate? Not here. Tastes pretty bland too. A slight amount of roasted malt flavor - not much else. Light bodied in the mouth with decent carbonation. Did I finish this stuff? Yeah, it actually drank okay - kind of like a like a generic pale ale with dye added to it for some color. This brewery must be relying on their clever name and slick marketing for sales - not what's in the bottle. My first and last Horny Goat beer.

Photo of kim_thayil
1.92/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

well, this one was disappointing.

none of the traits you are used to or may look forward to in a milk stout are here.

you can see right through it, you have to work to smell any chocolate or coffee or anything, it's absurdly thin - bordering on watery, there's no head no matter how you pour it.

it honestly looks like a glass of coca-cola.

as it warms you maybe can smell some cocoa, but again you have to work for it. that's about it for character of any kind.

it doesn't feel like a stout when you drink it and it only tastes like a stout if you're comparing it to a lager or something. actually even then it's hard to say it tastes like a stout. there is just very little taste here at all.

i don't normally want to come here and bash a beer and i'm trying hard not to bash this one but i would not buy this again and i wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Photo of SkitzIrish3
1.94/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

First one out of the assortment pack…

Pours a deep dark brown and leaves enough head to see that it did have some at one point…before the air clean swiped it away.

Smells milky, some coffee notes.

I’ve never had this style before but…very thin. My face grimaced with the first taste. Milky with traces of a stout.

Obviously not an example of the style. Still, I might pour the other one down the drain while opening a Bud Light.

Photo of bigbeerfan
2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of beerwolf77
2.02/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for biting the bullet and grabbing a sixer of this. Lucky me I get a bottle without technically having to pay for it.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is dark brown almost plum purple hue. Light beige head is about two fingers high and falls almost instantly. A smattering of lace covers the rim.

The aroma is sweet grains and burnt rubber. This smells like a bad lager not a milk stout.

The flavor is nothing at first. Then after few more sips I pick out a hint of coffee and I mean a hint. Other then that this beer doesn't have a whole lot going on.

Medium to light body with just a touch of carbonation.

Overall not impressed with horny goat products so far. This beer will not be on my gets list.

Photo of Khazadum
2.06/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Impulse buy at discount liquors... single bottle to tick...

A- Not really oatmeal, not really white... dingy cap sits upon this deep brown milk stout. It is deceptive in its darkness. It actually allows visual inspection of a few inches to discern the columns of carbon dioxide rising. Lots of them actually. Modest lacing around the edges, multiple pillars seen from above of carbonation, and a thin skin of a cap remain after half a minute.

S- Faint hazlenut sweetness here, some biscuit malt. Tinges of ethanol detected on the horizons. Nothing else. Dissappoints.

T- Ugh, awful. Generic... plastic... faint metallic aura... sweetness. I can't even call it milk stout here. It has this wannabe malt presence. The hops are just sharp pointy sticks. Bitter without any flavors to complement it. Acidic character tries to pretend it is a beneficial flavor here.

M- Creamy but thin. The carbonation's benefit is to not be ultra crispy but emulsive and velvety in nature. However, as soon as it sits for a moment, you find out this beer is as thick as water. It pretends to be a stout for all of two seconds. Such a tease.

D- If you can get past the awful flavors, the dissappointing flavors, and the average visual show it isn't the worst thing. It seems to be easy enough to drink if you really really try for it.

Photo of GRG1313
2.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours copper brown with a thick off-white head that is nice looking.

Nose is a very simple honeyed coffee.

Mouthfeel is very thin and watery.

Flavors are short and mild. There is a light flavor of watered coffee with a hint of toffee flavor but very short and quick and one really has to search.

A medium bitter and short watered coffee finish.

Not one to try again.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.14/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Imperial pint. No date or info.

A - A bit light for a stout, it pours a clear deep mahogany color. A creamy and rich one-finger, light tan head popped up. Decent retention and bits of lacing. Oh, its also called Stacked. A MILK stout. With a silhouette of a huge-boobed goat-woman on the label. HAHA I get it!

S - I can barely smell a single thing coming from this beer. A teeny roasted malt thing but holy crap. There is no aroma there!

T - A hint at roasted malts but the feel comes out more in he bitter, dry finish from the roasted malts as opposed to any real flavor. There really is almost nothing there.

M - Dry and bitter from the roasted malts with a medium body and a carbonated finish.

D - Hmm...here's the problem. Do I rate it's drinkability based on the actual ability to consume it, or the desire to do so? How about a combination of the two variables: There is no flavor so naturally, it'll go down just fine which leads me to the desire. Man, I feel sorry for the poor souls who'll get the other 5 of these from me in trades. (Yeah, I feel even worse I bought a 6 pack cause there were no singles)

Photo of mothman
2.18/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a fizzy tan head that bubbles down fast. Color is a dark brown.

Aroma: A sharp metallic flavor. Kind of reminds me of dust. Some lactose and creaminess. Hint of chocolate.

Taste: A little more flavor here. Kind of reminds me of Guinness. Chocolate and some cocoa powder. Creamy. Milky.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and smooth. Lighter bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, I wasn't a big fan of this one. Everything was pretty off. The taste was the closest part to being to style.

Photo of climax
2.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The prior reviews don't seem to be too flattering, I'll do my best to remain uninfluenced...

The color isn't as dark as I anticipated for a stout (hopefully not a glimpse of whats to come), it is merely brown with ruby red highlights. The fizzy head is decent size, however fades quickly.

The aroma isn't bad, despite being rather tame. There's ample nut, coffee, cocoa and chocolate flavors. It does have that cheap thin smell (that I've grown to expect from this brewery) lurking within.

The flavors are caramel, vanilla, and cocoa but there's no grunt to them and all signs that indicate this is a true stout are out the window. The bold flavors that were present in the nose are nowhere to be found, and when all is said and done; it's nothing more than a mainstream Irish red or amber. Disappointing.

Perhaps the worst part about this beer is how thin it is. It drinks like a lager. Horny Goat, if you care at all about being true to style, add some body to this. After all, it does not say Dark Lager, or Bock on the label!

I drank it all, and frankly it was quaffable, there is nothing offensive to it and the flavors were fine. But it misfires on every cylinder. I would give it to a friend who needs to expand his/her horizons, but in no way, shape, or form could I say this is a good beer/stout. Back to the drawing board.

Photo of Brenden
2.23/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

The head is okay, but the color really isn't. While the whole of it is a dark brown color, it pours out lighter and, even in the glass, has red hues and plenty of light shining through while I can almost see through it. The head, small, creamy and tan, keeps a tight foam after it drops and leaves reasonable, if not pretty good, lacing.
The aroma only gives me roasted malts and it's possible from the smell of it that there is, in fact, some lactose here.
The roast comes out in the flavor more as an almost astringent charred note, while it gets a little tangy and sour beside. It doesn't have the strength, really, to pass as a porter (even one that isn't American), much less a stout.
The body and feel is also where there's either a bit of failure on the brewer's part to understand the style or "gateway" gone too far. It's far too light, far too thin, far too much on the crisp side than smooth. If anything, one of the strong suits of a milk stout is that the lactose gives it a smooth, creamy feel. This beer severely lacks that.

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Horny Goat Stacked from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
65 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.