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Nippletop - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.08%


Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our version of a milk stout, originally named Fresh Powder Milk Stout. A milk stout is simply a stout brewed with an addition of Lactose, a non-fermentable milk sugar, used to create sweetness and a fuller body and mouthfeel in the beer. This is the sweetest stout that we brew, not only because of the addition of lactose, but because of the low hop bitterness, and higher residual sugar content. It is very full bodied beer, often perceived as thick and creamy.

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 12-22-2012)
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lake Placid Nippletop Milk Stout is like any milk stout in many respects. It pours to a very dark brown/black color with a decent amount of foam that starts out nice but falls apart quickly. The nose on this beer is roasty and a little chocolaty.

The flavor of this milk stout combines tart and sweet elements with flavors of roasted malt, a little bit of toffee, a touch of coffee, caramel, and some lactose, as expected. There are some oat enhancements and a little less sweetness than other milk stouts. It is reasonably smooth, too, and medium to light in body.

This milk stout seems like the typical milk stout in many ways and the flavors do seem to blend together quite nicely. The stout stands out a little bit from others due to the flavor contributions from the oats. It is creamy and good- tasting overall and while I don’t consider it anything amazing, it is certainly good enough to try again if the opportunity comes my way.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 03:47:21 | More by BryanCarey
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Smell - roasted malt and dark chocolate, hint of coffee

Taste - roasted malt, slight dark chocolate

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, smooth and easy drinking, flavors are not bold

Overall - mediocre stout that lacks in the flavor department

Price Point - $1.50/12 oz single

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Nippletop from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.