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Nippletop - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 120
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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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 brutesdad
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

brutesdad, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of darcange
4/5  rDev +14.6%

darcange, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Mleblanc25
3/5  rDev -14%

Mleblanc25, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of PopnLoads
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

PopnLoads, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of vonnegut21
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

vonnegut21, Feb 06, 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 MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

MarkyMOD, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of raycoll
3/5  rDev -14%

raycoll, Feb 02, 2014
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
Photo of jschwamb
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

jschwamb, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

skriv, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

BltByKrmn, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of boszormeny
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

boszormeny, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of jbenzaia
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Jet Black Pour, no real lacing
S: Vaguely Sweet
T: Light and Malty
M: Dry and somewhat fizzy carbonation
O: Nothing really special or memorable. Basically just alright in the Milk Stout category. I would not seek this beer out again. Lots more to drink.

jbenzaia, Jan 22, 2014
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
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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

glinnebur, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Syraquse, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

jroberts8811, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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

dedbeer, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

deviousdannyg, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

baccala, Dec 01, 2013
Nippletop from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.