Horny Goat Stacked - Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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2.1/5 rDev -22.2%
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.
03-03-2010 20:15:43 | More by GRG1313
2.55/5 rDev -5.6%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Remember that old Pam Anderson show? VIP? Me, neither. This stuff pours a clear ruby-garnet topped by a finger of glowing khaki foam. The nose comprises pretzel, dried maple syrup, and a touch of lightly-toasted biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of old Oreos in the aftertaste. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a pretty sad little stout, one that's far too thin and even more lacking in character.
02-02-2013 06:39:23 | More by TMoney2591
2.33/5 rDev -13.7%
A - Most stouts are black or at least a really dark brown, but not this one. It was just brown - not a good start. It had a small, light brown head of foam.
S - It smelled of milk chocolate and fairly sweet. Some caramel and toffee. So it smells like a Milk Stout but it wasn't a strong presence.
T - It had a chocolate malt flavor with some bitter hops. However, it also was a little weak/watery.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied stout(?).
D - This really seems more like a brown ale, but not a very good one. One of the most perplexing beers I've ever had.
01-23-2010 02:01:16 | More by zeff80
3.53/5 rDev +30.7%
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Web-like lacing sticks.
The smell is of roasted dark malt, some lactose and chocolate.
The taste is of chocolate, some coffee and a drop of milk. Sweet with a semi-dry, slightly sour finish.
It has a creamy body.
Not as lactic/sour as other examples of the style. It does have a creamy, milk-like texture though.
01-31-2014 23:10:17 | More by jwc215
2.46/5 rDev -8.9%
It is St. Patrick's Day and I am drinking stouts of every stripe before heading off to an annual party. My local in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped off a huge box o' beer and this is another of that batch.
I saw no reason not pull out the stops and went with an almost-inverted pour. This always results in a huge head and this was no exception. Two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, light-tan head sat atop the beer and I awaited my chance to move in. Color was a deep-brown with garnet highlights and NE-quality clarity. Nose was chocolaty sweet as milk stouts are wont to be. Yes, Virginia, there was a smell to this one. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste was really thin for the style. It had a mild tartness to go along with the light sweetness of the malt. Finish was equally bland and uninspired. This was not outright bad so much as just disappointing, It lacked Ooomph, flavor, anything to redeem it. How sad!
03-17-2013 16:07:02 | More by woodychandler
United Kingdom (Wales)
2.25/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
06-07-2012 00:27:31 | More by mothman
2.2/5 rDev -18.5%
Beer #4 from sampler pack, and things continue to speed up down a slippery slope.
A: Caramel cola highlights the pour which comes off charcoal black in the glass. A khaki head is patchy and quick to dissipate without much fanfare or lace with is a sparse broken ring.
S: Dry chocolate, sweet black liquor, which quickly fades and loses its strength, even when constantly agitated.
T: Watery, after sampling 3 of their beers this one continues to fall in line with low expectations. How hard is it to mess up a stout/porter style? Well evidently a lot easier then I thought. Sweet but for a brief moment with no real strength for chocolate. Complete watery mess. Slight signs of watery schwarz like malting, not really sweet, a bit dry with no real chocolate base or flavor or milky quality, just a watery run off. oh did i mention watery?
M: Light bodied and a bit watery, once again unimpressed and not gonna mince words or feelings.
D: Overall drank like a watered down scharwz, rather a sweet and creamy milk stout. Disappointing from the get-go and surprised how well they managed to screw up an fairly simple style to execute. No sweet chocolate malts, milky lactose, just a disappointment. 4 down 2 to go.
08-09-2011 00:14:15 | More by beerthulhu
2.15/5 rDev -20.4%
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)
11-08-2009 20:09:59 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.33/5 rDev +23.3%
A - A very clear dark brown, not nearly as one would expect for a milk stout. Color of the head is a mild opaque.
S - Smells of mild roast malts, a touch of lactose, and a nice balance of coffee and chocolate.
T - Not bad it drinks better than your typical light version of Guinness. Roasted malts are a tad subdued making way to sweet sugars and a touch of coffee/chocolate like malts. Slightly enjoyable.
M - Light and kind of watery but more body than I expected for such a poor example of the style.
Overall you could in theory pound these all day but why waste money on a whole case when their are better examples of the style. Still with no off flavors and decent taste this is not a bad milk stout.
08-15-2012 15:51:09 | More by DrDemento456
3.53/5 rDev +30.7%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cola color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of coffee, some chocolate. Taste is the same, a bit mild. Coffee up front, a bit of chocolate at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
01-02-2013 01:06:10 | More by tone77
2.2/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
07-28-2012 15:59:25 | More by Brenden
1.85/5 rDev -31.5%
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.
12-29-2009 23:39:08 | More by sweemzander
2.25/5 rDev -16.7%
12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.
L - dark brown color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring.
S - sweet aroma, roasted coffee and cream.
T - I'm from NY and the taste reminds me of a chocolate egg cream with too much seltzer.
F - fizzy and light.
O - aside from the initial whiff it doesn't represent the style well.
05-27-2012 01:41:16 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
2.4/5 rDev -11.1%
Pours a plain black color with a reasonably sized tan head.
Smell is weak--lactose, cardboard, not much else.
Taste is similar but even worse. This is borderline undrinkable.
Mouthfeel is better than the taste but still nothing to write home about.
03-30-2013 04:22:41 | More by AlexFields
2.48/5 rDev -8.1%
I'm hoping since this is a newer batch than the previous ones reviewed it will be better. I picked this up not knowing how low the scores were.
Stout like aroma with mild roast, some sweetness, mild stout yeast quality. Not offensive and getting close to as it should be.
Dark and very clear with deep red and brown in light. Smallish tan head that is creamy looking at first, but settles out quickly.
A non-offensive start, but the flavor is where it goes poorly. I'd say again, not offensive, but only touching on the best aspects of this style. What about this makes it a milk stout. It's not even a starter for the style, cuz' it doesn't hit it at all.
Body is full because of the carbonation, but no creaminess or smoothness from the body. Kinda' watery - a word that shouldn't be used in describing a stout.
It's a beer that can be consumed, but I don't know what to call it. I can't recommend this.
01-30-2011 21:19:05 | More by garymuchow
2.38/5 rDev -11.9%
Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a snifter.
The beer pours a cola brown hue with creamy tan head of about 1.5 cm that fades gradually to an edge layer with some clingy tight lattice. Not sure about milk stout with this light of a brown color.
Aroma is fairly mild with some grainy malt and a bit of roasted notes. I also get hints of chocolate and a little bit of grassy hop. Overall nose is mild and not very clear.
First sip reveals a light body that is slightly watery textured, no smooth creamy stout qualities, furthering my doubt of this milk stout.
Carbonation is fine and a little tingly, all in all the beer is very easy to drink.
Flavor is some roasted malt and a bit of chocolate but not much else, finishes a little empty with just a hint of sweetness on my palate.
The beer is certainly not very milk stouty, but isnt flawed or bad. Just very mild and uninteresting IMO.
Im disappointed and wont be buying this one again.
07-18-2012 04:00:40 | More by sulldaddy
Horny Goat Stacked from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
65 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.