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Polish Moon - Milwaukee Ale House

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BA SCORE
86
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milwaukee Ale House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: samie85 on 04-11-2012)
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Reviews by samie85:
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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque, jet black with two fingers of light brown head.

Smells of roasted coffee notes with a bit of chocolate and some earthy hop notes.

Follows the nose with light roasted noted and sweet chocolate finish.

Thin at first but the lactose helps give this one a little more body with light carbonation.

This is a very solid beer... I've been very impressed so far by Milwaukee Brewing's offerings.

samie85, Apr 11, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this beer so much, I immediately bought a couple of six packs to bring home.
Appearance: Impenetrable black with maybe two fingers of creamy, caramel colored foam. Nice lacing.

Smell: This is the beer's weakest attribute and had me a bit worried about my choice before the first sip. Smell is a bit acrid, although not terribly unusual for the style.

Taste: Exceptionally smooth, with a lot of caramel, chocolate, and coffee notes. Not sure what the abu's are, but certainly low. Excellent, lingering aftertaste, particularly of the coffee undertones. I'm trying to be pseudo-scientific here, but this beer is just plain good.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin like others in this style, but certainly not unpleasant.

Overall: I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this beer given the lackluster nose at first sniff, but I certainly did. Can a beer be robust yet smooth? Rough, yet polished? Polish Moon can. Another really fine beer from Mke Brewing.

WhatAlesMe, Apr 25, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My beer is the same as the bottle pictured, but is called Polish Moon Milk Stout by Milwaukee Brewing Company, rather than Milwaukee Ale House. Both are from Milwaukee, and both are listed at 4.50% abv. I'm not sure if the pictures are reversed or what, but clearly something is a little off. Reviewing here, since it has the correct bottle pictured. My third beer from this brewery, expectations are low based on my previous experience.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a dark mahogany / chestnut color. Opaque in the glass with a slight ruby tint when held to the light. One finger of creamy mocha fluff disappears quickly.

S - Smell is of cold coffee bean roast, a hint of lactose, and peanut and hazelnut nuttiness.

T - Taste follows the nose: bitter cold coffee bean roast, light chocolate flavor, & some nuttiness. Not really packing a lot of intensity, but it's a lot better than what I was expecting. Still, it tastes a bit watered down and more like a porter to me than a legitimate milk stout.

M - Feel is a bit watery and thin for a milk stout, so it isn't exactly suited to style. Carbonation is good, but a tad high.

Overall, this has definitely been the best thing I've sampled from this brewery so far. Still not a top notch example of the style, but it is drinkable. It reminds me more of what a light-bodied porter would taste like, rather than a milk stout, but I'm still pleasantly surprised with this offering.

Milwaukee Brewing Polish Moon Milk Stout ---3.5/5

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Appearance: Pours dark and cloudy.
Head: Tight, forthy light brown head, with long retention,
Smell: Chocolate, malt, with some hint of coffee,
Taste: Chocolate front, malty, with strong coffee after taste. Very well done. Outstanding, really.
Mouthfeel: Thin, light bodied and well carbonation

Overall: Wonderful stout that I'd drink next to, or even over Dublin's pride any day. It's a little thin, but that does not harm, probably makes it a bit easier to convert to the urinals, and moves more of it across the bar in the brewery. No harm or foul there.

ABV could be 3.50% and I'd not complain about it.

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Smell: Chocolate, malt, some coffee and the tinniest bit of dark fruits…tons of chocolate though, very nice… (3.5/5)

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Polish Moon from Milwaukee Ale House
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.