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Horny Goat Stacked - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 22.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-08-2009)
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Photo of DrDemento456


3.33/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 15:51:09 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of schoolboy


3.55/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was one of the more drinkable horny goats. You could guzzle these stouts all day. It actually went great with a heavy pizza.

This is a water looking, smelling and tasting stout with a nice roasty flavor. The balance is just right making for an easy drinking experience. I'd like to see where they would go with a double version of this. It's sweet, but not too sweet. Just a bit hoppy. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 18:50:34 | More by schoolboy
Photo of Brenden


2.2/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 15:59:25 | More by Brenden
Photo of sulldaddy


2.38/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 04:00:40 | More by sulldaddy
Photo of jman42

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A = Jet black with a creamy white head. Looked great at first, but the head didn't last long at all. Minimal lacing.

S = It was almost as if this had no smell whatsoever. Even my wife, who can pick out any smell, said it was minimal - maybe just a hint of coffee.

T = Minimal taste - just like the smell. Slight coffee/chocolaty tone.

M = Watery.

O = Meh. I liked some of Horny Goat's other beers in the sampler pack I bought, but not this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 13:00:01 | More by jman42
Photo of Pjev11

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-12-2012 02:15:39 | More by Pjev11
Photo of jhartley


3.03/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed on July 4, 2012. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. No date or abv listed on label or on bottle.
Poured a thin reddish brown see through body, looks watered down. Thin head formed and quickly disappeared, no lacing either?! Smelled good; roasty'toasty malts, cocoa, coffee. Tastes thin and watered down, but still has light flavors of coffee and chocolate and a subtle sweetness. Not one I would look for again as there are plenty more Stouts out there that are more flavorful than this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 17:24:51 | More by jhartley
Photo of mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.25/5  rDev -16%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 00:27:31 | More by mothman
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 01:41:16 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of Dual45s


2.25/5  rDev -16%

05-22-2012 10:32:31 | More by Dual45s
Photo of Zachtheporter


2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-02-2012 03:41:07 | More by Zachtheporter
Photo of BarrelAgedBarry


3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

02-29-2012 00:19:27 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
Photo of TippySelenoid


1.5/5  rDev -44%

01-10-2012 00:39:15 | More by TippySelenoid
Photo of AWS2111


3/5  rDev +11.9%

01-06-2012 02:27:57 | More by AWS2111
Photo of Grebdioz


2/5  rDev -25.4%

12-28-2011 10:15:16 | More by Grebdioz
Photo of Profane


1/5  rDev -62.7%

12-21-2011 12:21:22 | More by Profane
Photo of Brown120


3/5  rDev +11.9%

12-15-2011 03:07:22 | More by Brown120
Photo of ejimhof


3/5  rDev +11.9%

12-10-2011 14:20:56 | More by ejimhof
Photo of keethrax


2.58/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Nice warm brown color. Not much head though.

Smell: Sweet. Malty and other sweet notes. Not much (any) in the way of hops or any other aromas.

Taste: Sweet, a little chocolatey. But mostly sweet without enough going on to balance it out.

Mouthfeel: Way thinner that it should be.

Overall: Pretty disappointing. More like a weak brown ale + lactose than a stout, milk or otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 01:10:33 | More by keethrax
Photo of njmoons

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -53.4%
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.


Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 19:31:54 | More by njmoons
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 00:14:15 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of climax


2.15/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 23:10:43 | More by climax
Photo of SkitzIrish3


1.93/5  rDev -28%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 23:04:00 | More by SkitzIrish3
Photo of richkrull


3.25/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this from a mixed 12-pack.

Poured a very dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Sweet smell with some chocolate and a little coffee. Flavor is very light, sweet with some malt to it. Chocolate flavor with a bitter finish. Smooth drinking beer. I liked it, but I probably couldn't drink too many of them in an evening.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 01:50:41 | More by richkrull
Photo of garymuchow


2.48/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 21:19:05 | More by garymuchow
Horny Goat Stacked from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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