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Nippletop - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 3
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 a0lbudman:
Photo of a0lbudman
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Jet black with a brown head that faded fast and leaves a slight lace
S-roasted caramel malt sweetness with a toffee and chocolate aroma
T-roasted caramel malt that goes to a coco type bitterness that stays with you till the end
M-full body and low carbonation
O-I was not expecting much from this beer, but I was surprised it had a great taste.

a0lbudman, Feb 01, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +14.6%

generallee, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Homebrew35
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Homebrew35, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of dmk91
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

dmk91, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Bingja18
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Bingja18, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

JMS1512, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

CloudStrife, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

tjsdomer2, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Grugalug
3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Grugalug, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -14%

timjim1327, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Gmann
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gmann, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

KTCamm, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of drone
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

drone, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of sunofneurot
3/5  rDev -14%

sunofneurot, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of nyrblue2
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

nyrblue2, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beerthulhu, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Squidly
3/5  rDev -14%

Squidly, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

GreesyFizeek, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

metter98, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Hoagie
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Hoagie, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of BColton1
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

BColton1, May 19, 2013
Photo of DoubleMalt
4/5  rDev +14.6%

DoubleMalt, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

plaid75, Feb 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

russwilliam, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

nitter, May 05, 2014
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Nippletop from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.