Nippletop - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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Reviews by DrDemento456:
3.54/5 rDev +1.4%
A - A very full bodied looking with a deep dark black and a 1/2 inch of mocha head that pulls back to just a mild lace ring. No sticky lacing.
S - Some milk sugars and chocolate highlighting with some roasted malts but it seems to have a hoppy edge even for only 20 ibu's
T - Not a bad milk stout maybe a touch more metallic and less "sweet" than they described. Sweet chocolate malts, then acidic roasted malts, and a sugary malt finish is what you get. Has some harsh hard water undertones I can't ignore.
M - Medium bodied, with only mild creaminess.
Overall only having one of their brews I find this hard to believe it's as sweet as they say. Also it could use more body and maybe a touch creamier rather than hard water edge. These guys should re-make their recipe.
03-17-2013 02:39:39 | More by DrDemento456
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev +9.7%
Pours a huge 3 finger mocha head. Black body, some lacing and retention.
Smells sweet, fruity English like yeast, some coffee and light roast.
Medium thin body. Quite drinkable once the carbonation dies down.
Tasty good priced solid new offering.
$2 a single
12-30-2012 23:46:00 | More by Homebrew35
3.95/5 rDev +13.2%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a dark brown with a 1 finger light khaki head. Head is a thin film after a minute or two, doesnt leave much lacing.
S: Sweet lactose and chocolate malts really highlight the aroma. There is some dark fruitiness in the background as well.
T: Has a roasty chocolate malt combined with the sweetness of the lactose. Hops are suppressed. Some coffee notes too.
M: Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Pretty dry and refreshing, very drinkable.
Overall I'm impressed with this new bottle from Lake Placid. Great for the winter time.
12-22-2012 19:40:21 | More by CloudStrife
3.9/5 rDev +11.7%
Appearance: Dark, dark, dark brown, almost pitch black, but there is a thin layer of brown light at the edges of the glass. There is almost not foam or lacing.
Smell: Malted milk ball and chalky chocolate. Very clean.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Flavor is highly malted. Biscuit, chocolate, and plenty of molasses or malt syrup. Mouthfeel is extremely crisp with a great light-medium body. Very bubbly with a smoky finish.
Overall Drinkability: Not a world-class stout, but a very refreshing and above average one.
02-21-2014 02:51:22 | More by tjsdomer2
3.99/5 rDev +14.3%
A- Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours jet black with 2.5 fingers thick light brown head. Good retention and good lacing as well.
S- For a beer that "only" comes in at 4.9%/ABV the alcohol hits the nose with surprising assertiveness. A subdued dark roasted note follows, most noticeably that of a pleasing black coffee aroma. A hint of bittersweet chocolate is present as well. Barely noticeable esters.
T- Taste very much like it smells, but is considerably more balanced. Again, for a 4.9%/ABV beer the alcohol is very noticeable, but is mellowed out by a pleasant but not overpowering sweetness provided by the lactose (milk sugar). A roasted black coffee note is more noticeable here, as is the bittersweet chocolate. Their bitterness really balances out the alcohol and residual sugars. Easy-drinking stout.
M- Quite full-bodied and creamy. The residual sugars definitely contribute to the full-bodied character. For me, carbonation was a tad too high, but that's mostly just a personal preference.
O- A very accurate representation of the style. Easy to drink and quite difficult to put down. Just what doctor ordered for cold central NY nights. Would definitely recommend.
02-05-2014 15:25:35 | More by Grugalug
3.33/5 rDev -4.6%
Pours a very very deep brown color, almost black. The toasted khaki head is small but dense and settles into a light ring and sparse cap.
The aroma is of a tin like roasted barley, similar to a Guinness. Some char and a general sweetness from the lactose. Quite faint.
The taste has an overall roasted barley flavor but nothing too distinct. Some wood notes and light char. The lactose smooths out the flavor and provides some sweetness and helps bring out some caramel notes. A touch of metal/rust. Not all that sweet for a milk stout, just not very bitter.
Moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Drinks quite well, though not very stout like. Good balance between sweet and bitter with a hint of tea like sourness.
A decent brew, nothing outstanding but no off flavors. Better milk stouts are out there.
02-11-2013 02:31:55 | More by Gmann
3.4/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Pours extremely black with virtually no foam. Nothing remains on top. Light chocoloately smell, some coffee notes. Milky smooth taste, very even, with an oaty background. Lactose finish. Good, not a huge fan of milk stoits that are too sweet, but this one balanced nicely.
01-21-2013 22:15:39 | More by KTCamm
3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Hersey chocolate pour, with a bronze-twany topping that displayed a length retention. Really love the head coloring here as well a nice lenghty topping display. Milky frothy lacing.
S: Dark chocolate, semi-sweet, fresh coffee beans with a hint of sweet lactose and creamer and decent level of awareness.
T: Flavor of sweet chocoalte and lactose. Caramel, a bit dry in the middle but sweet with some dry cocoa rounding things out.
M: Creamy near full body with a good tingle of carbonation and a lengthy fade of dry alcohol and chocolate.
O: Overall decent, dry and sweet, comes in middle of the road per style for me, but it probably wont make you regret a single purchase. Easy drinking, dessert beer.
03-14-2013 22:52:32 | More by beerthulhu
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan colored head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge and specks of lacing in between.
S: Faint aromas of lactose are present in the nose.
T: The taste has light flavors of lactose and dark malts; these are a little stronger compared to the smell but still rather muted. Faint bits of sweetness are perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and a little smooth and thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily but really could use stronger aromas and flavors to be a beer that would be worthy of drinking on its own.
01-19-2014 15:01:18 | More by metter98
4.06/5 rDev +16.3%
Poured a deep brown hue with a two finger foamy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured roasted barley and a touch of caramel.
The taste consisted of a sharp roasted malt softened by a touch of lactose sweetness. Excellent residual dry coffee and dark chocolate detected.
The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style with a dry finish.
Overall a very tasty and extremely quaffable stout.
02-15-2013 02:47:34 | More by plaid75
Nippletop from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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