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Nippletop - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by GotWad629:
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3.98/5  rDev +14%

Pours a deep black with about an inch of tan head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts.

Tastes fairly similar. Roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. Nothing is too overpowering and everything blends well together. Also its not too sweet which you can find sometimes with milk stouts. It is a tad bit over carbonated..The bite of the carbonation takes away some of the taste and cuts into the smoothness.

Overall an easy drinking Milk stout. Nothing too crazy and definitely worth revisiting.

12-28-2012 05:39:02 | More by GotWad629
More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-11-2013 17:35:36 | More by generallee
Photo of Homebrew35


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
Photo of dmk91


2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

12-31-2012 18:10:33 | More by dmk91
Photo of JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-22-2013 14:10:42 | More by JMS1512
Photo of CloudStrife

New York

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
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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
Photo of Grugalug

New York

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
Photo of timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

07-24-2013 03:30:34 | More by timjim1327
Photo of Gmann

New York

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
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

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
Photo of sunofneurot

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

03-25-2014 01:21:53 | More by sunofneurot
Photo of nyrblue2

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-13-2013 16:05:13 | More by nyrblue2
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

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
Photo of Squidly

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

01-01-2013 23:32:05 | More by Squidly
Photo of GreesyFizeek

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-07-2013 16:01:27 | More by GreesyFizeek
Photo of metter98

New York

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
Photo of Hoagie

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-30-2013 13:40:41 | More by Hoagie
Photo of BColton1

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-19-2013 12:09:42 | More by BColton1
Photo of DoubleMalt

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-16-2013 21:23:23 | More by DoubleMalt
Photo of plaid75

New York

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
Photo of russwilliam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

01-14-2014 03:30:42 | More by russwilliam
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-05-2014 01:55:24 | More by nitter
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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
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-29-2012 03:54:26 | More by zberger
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Nippletop from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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