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Polish Moon Milk Stout - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 10-14-2010)
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of womencantsail
2.4/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to Bobby for this one.

A: The pour is a dark brown color with a mild off-white head forming on top.

S: Very astringent and acidic roasted malts start this one off and there's a mild sweetness to it as well. Definitely not a pleasant or enjoyable nose.

T: A little better as I take the first sip. Some chocolate, milk sugar, and again the acidic/acrid roast. There's a bit of a spoiled milk quality to this beer, which is not really my thing.

M: The body is medium, maybe a bit light, with a medium level of carbonation.

D: I've never heard of this brewery before and I sort of wish that was still the case. Just not good at all.

Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A rising crest of mocha foam sits on top and rises above the rim of the tulip glass momentarily. Sheets of lace form inside the glass in a thorny halo pattern.

Mellow milk chocolate and lightly roasted malts in the aroma.

Smooth light bodied feel, lower carbonation, mellow roastiness comes off a bit like toasted marshmallow and hershey syrup. A touch of char, mellow chocolate sweetness. A session beer for chocolate lovers if ever there was. Feels a little thin but it's smooth and creamy. Enjoyed this overall.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

As a sorta-Polish guy, I'm really interested in the origin of this beer's name. Regardless thereof, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, light coffee, and a hint of sweet cocoa. The taste brings in more of the same, with the cocoa appearing more as a bit of dark chocolate powder. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, though a touch thin for my particular tastes, this still stands as one of the best offerings MKE has yet put out, a tasty, sessionable milk stout. Good times.

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jwc215
3.86/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a thin light brown head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted dark bread (pumpernickel), chocolate, coffee and some sour milk.

The taste is of roasted coffee, dark chocolate - Roast and sweetness balanced by sour lactose and dark bread in the finish.

The initial fizz quickly settles down, leading to a smooth texture.

This is a well-made milk stout. This is a well-balanced milk stout, easy to drink and enjoyable.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Milwaukee Ale House.

The beer is black with a small beige cap. Roast and chocolate, slightly sweet. Really straightforward beer. Easy drinking and sessionable. Smooth on the palate, finishing with just a hint of lactic character. A tad sweet with some chocolate milk characteristics. One of the better beers from MKE.

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.83/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a CCB snifter.

Appearance - Dark brown, but not completely opaque with a quickly receding light brown head. Almost gone by the time I got to the table with it. Looks like a porter more than a stout.

Smell - Roasty, bits of chocolate. The smell isn't overwhelming. What I would expect from a weak stout.

Taste - The taste is immediately chocolate and coffee bitterness, giving way to... nothing. It has almost no back end flavor. Nothing gross or sickly, which I was a bit afraid of. Just nothing.

Mouthfeel - Very watery, not thick at all. High carbonation makes it feel like coffee made from club soda.

Overall - I feel like I panned it in the review, even though there was nothing offensive about it. It's easy to drink. I didn't find myself wanting to pour it out. Just didn't have much to it.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a MKE tulip.
4.5% ABV,

A - The moderate pour pushed a light tan head through short-lived cascading. The clear dark amber-brown brew that's basically black in the glass is topped by disappearing foam that leaves no trace of it's existence.

S - Sweet lactose is evident and immediately backed by a smooth and gentle roasted malt character with touches of caramel drizzled throughout. Cocoa and a drop of vanilla both add a pinch of complexity.

T - Firm roasted malts finally budge, giving way to hints of coffee and molasses before being overtaken by lactose sweetness and a drizzle of milk chocolate on the finish.

M - Medium in body, Polish Moon has the flavor but leans towards a lighter feel as the carbonation dances along your tongue. It finishes dry and bitter from roasted malts but nicely balanced between the sweetness and bitterness.

O - Polish Moon has light malt complexity throughout but the roasted malt wins out in the end, almost forsaking the milk stout sweetness for roasted bitterness that feels an awful lot like a robust porter. If it's a sessionable dark beer you're looking for, look no further than Polish Moon; it's under 5% and packs a whole lot of flavor!

Photo of cokes
2.42/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark mahogany brown with a quick rise- and fall- of gray-beige suds. Lacing is modest.
A whiff of roasted grain and some sweet lacto/brown sugar noses that congeal to approximate toffee and milk chocolate. The nose could use a boost in overall volume, but its nice enough.
The flavor profile is washed out to a point where I wondered if I had somehow mistakenly diluted by half with water. Touches of toasty/roasty grain. Some noted lacto/milk chocolate sweetness. A waft of smoke. And a bit of herbal bitterness. And a whole lotta wet emptiness.
The mouthfeel compounds matters with its waif, frail body and overabundance of carbonation. This is the absolutel opposite of how something like this should feel.
Mildly chocolately flavored water. Drinkable in that regard, I guess.

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of matjack85
4.11/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. No freshness date.

Be careful with the pour. With just a 3rd of the beer poured into my glass, it filled completely up with mocha colored foam. The head lasted well over 3 minutes before I could pour the rest of the beer into the glass. As the head receded, it left lots of large spots for lacing.

The beer had a big roasted malt smell to it along with coffee and chocolate aromas.

Lots of dark roasted malt flavor in here with tons of lactose milk sugar added for sweetness. Coffee, caramel, and chocolate are also present. A slight, but noticeable hop bitterness is present at the finish (21 IBU's).

Medium bodied (thinner than most milk stouts), but still smooth and creamy. Carbonation is low.

I thought it was a pretty good representation of the style, and and pretty good tasting to boot.

Photo of hoppymcgee
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jsprain1
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of thebigredone
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bcm75
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of zeledonia
2.44/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tasted 20 November 2014.

Pours dark and opaque, quite thick for a low-ABV stout. One finger of mocha-tan head, good retention and nice lacing.

Smell starts out lightly sweet and lactosy. But there's an odd smoky aroma that comes on late, that feels like it doesn't really belong. That smoke dominates the back half of the smell.

This tastes like... ugh. It tastes like a fricking ashtray. There's a brief flash in the front where it's okay, and I can just barely get those dark malts and a touch of milky sweetness. But then this ashy, gray... really, it tastes like an ashtray. It's disgusting.

Feel is fine. Medium-light body, very light for a stout. The milk only gives it a touch of slickness. Carbonation is medium to medium-low, where it should be.

Somehow I didn't drainpour this. I guess that's saying something. But there are some foul, charred malts in here. Take those away, and it could be a decent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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Polish Moon Milk Stout from Milwaukee Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.