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Three Peak Milk Stout - Blue Hills Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morebeergood on 11-02-2011)
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

ZacharyJ, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

codon2004, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

DrinkingDrake, Nov 24, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

JayO, Mar 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

dental, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ColdOneKev, Dec 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

IHC, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how old this beer is, but its not a new release so I assume its from last year, which I found in a hole in the wall liquor store for $5.00

A: This stout pours very dark with a good 1/2 in creme colored head that leaves some lacing.

S: I get aromas of sweet lactose and roasted malts. Hints of chocolate and dark fruit follow.

T: The taste is similar to the smell, sweet lactose, espresso, dark chocolate and some plum or other dark fruit.

M: The taste is very sweet and creamy with a tartness at the end of the mouth. Definitely a sipper!

O: Very good Milk Stout which are my favorites amongst the class. Was going to save this until December, but decided to drink it know I will be able to get at least 1 more. Very good craft by the Blue Hills!

SouljaSaia17, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity, bit visions of tiny bubbles towards the top of the glass. Some lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet lactose sugar, roasted coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, and a little smoke. Can't wait to try this one out.

Taste: Very tasty brew. All of the aromas above blended nicely.

Mouthfeel: Silky and creamy smooth, a little dry, full bodied, medium carbonation, and very drinkable.

Overall: Pretty solid brew from the brewery. I good take on the style and the oakiness gives the beer subtle flavors and characteristics.

Flounder57, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

MAbeerNE1, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

SHCC, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three Peak Holiday Stout opens with a dark malty nose, ripe with coffee, tobacco, and light ash aromas, and joined in these darker tones by chocolate and black malts, as well as touches of fig and black cherry. A heavy shot of coffee cream helps temper the nose somewhat, as well as do hints of caramel and toffee. The aromas as a whole are enticing, but somewhat lighter than expected, and move more towards the sugary side of the palate, as opposed to the dark and ashen, giving the beer a distinct caramel macchiato overtone that seems strange in a stout.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a huge shot of ash, tobacco, and black coffee grounds, the strange sugars in the nose almost gone the instant they hit the tongue. Black and chocolate malts abound here, and the brew has little hints of sugar, except around the edges, where caramel, cream, and molasses fight to get themselves noticed. In subsequent sips the ashen flavors abate somewhat, having dulled the tastebuds in their initial blast, but still manage decent levels of bitterness. The aftertaste is a continuation of the ashy, tobacco smoke flavors, as well as black and chocolate malts, and lingers--especially the ash and smoke part--for a very long time, creating the sensation of just having smoked a cigarette while drinking creamed coffee. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is good fare, but does tend a bit too much towards the ash and tobacco profile. The result is a beer that feels out of balance, needing more sugars to help counter the bitterness. Still, those who like bitter, ashy stouts will find this a welcome addition to their cellars.

jondeelee, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Peter1977, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

kevgod, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

jollybuffalo, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

SadMachine, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

frosted33, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

DaveD56, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

ElIndio, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

PEIhop, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

14oz serving on draft at Meadhall

A- Dark brownish black, fairly opague, about a quarter-half finger of mocha off-white creamy head.

S- Sweet lactose sugars, dark chocolate, hints of roasted malts and espresso.

T- Very sweet milk/dark chocolate taste, with hints of roasted malts and some espresso, light hops in the background.

M- A little bit on the heavy side, well-balanced, creamy, definitely smooth and drinkable, alcohol well hidden.

O- This was a good milk stout, a nice offering from Blue Hills. It kind of reminded of Left Hand's milk stout with a little bit higher abv which was well hidden. It was definitely on the sweet side and is one of the better milk stouts that I've had.

jaasen64, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

halfshell, Nov 17, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 fl oz brown bottle served in a snifter.

Thin maple in color with tones of oak. Lightly tan, porous head that leaves an intact ring around the snifter's rim and pools of bubbles in the middle. Patchy lacing with decent strength.

Bitter, dark chocolate aroma; the rough, roasted character and dryness is aided by fresh espresso and hazelnut. The fresh vinous fruit: plum, grape, etc., is a bit surprising on account of the sharpness and its contrast to the deep, roasted aromatics.

Young fruity esters: plum, grape, and cherry up front that provide a mild tartness. The roasted, dark chocolate that was foreshadowed in the aroma is almost subdued until mid sip. Rough, floral hops fill the middle with notes of hazelnut and espresso. A dry finish is followed by more of the fresh, vinous fruit.

Full bodied; relatively smooth despite leaning more towards the dry, roasted end of the flavor spectrum.

A pretty confusing offering; the aromas and flavors don't quite match a milk/sweet stout style, but nothing is unpleasant here. Certainly a unique offering that I would have again.

NEhophead, Feb 09, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, quite clear. Finger thick off-white head.

S: heavy cream, milk chocolates, oak, scotch, roasted coffee. Bitter, sweet tone on the aroma.

T/M: Rich & creamy milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee beans. Oak, wood and scotch with lots of nuttiness in the body. Large vanilla flavors with nutmeg and cinnamon spices. Aftertaste consists of bittersweet chocolates and oak. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

D: Mildly complex; rich yet balanced. A great milk stout.

YouSkeete, Jan 23, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fluffy 1/20 finger slightly darker head, almost pitch black beer, bit of lacing.

Nose is nice, plenty of chocolate, creamy milk choc, cocoa nibs, dutch choc, very rich lush choc, oats, lactose and plenty of, caramel, toffee, creamy malts.

Taste is biscuity malt, more lactose and creamy chocolate milk, bit of bakers choc, creamy mil choc and dutch, cocoa, caramel, toffee, bits of dark choc, chewy bready malts, hint of earthy hops, hint of roast and coffee. Finish is dry and slightly sticky, more oats, choc, and hint of earthy spicy hop bitterness.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, creamy and lush, lower but decent carb.

Overall nice, their best beer yet, nice malts, creamy, choc, lactose, caramel, hint of hops, smooth.

jlindros, Feb 15, 2012
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Three Peak Milk Stout from Blue Hills Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.