Nippletop - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
3.54/5 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
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
Nippletop from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.