Wachusett Milk Stout - Wachusett Brewing Company
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Reviews by JaredKent:
4/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: The dark, cocoa colored pour is accompanied by a thin layer of tan head. The initial head isn’t too strong, but that small head has strong staying power. The body of the beer is very dark, near black, and although clear, impossible to see though. 40+ SRM.
Scent: Chocolate hits your nose the minute you stick it into the glass. The creaminess that accompanies the lactose comes through on the aroma. Blindfolded I would have assumed this was chocolate milk. There is a hint of coffee on the back of the nose along with the rich, roasted malt of a stout. As it warms up a bit, the maltiness, and a slight touch of hops, starts to shine through the chocolate aromas.
Taste: The malt is front and center on the mouth. I once again get the chocolate flavors, but this time the coffee is a bit stronger. The coffee is right up front with the malt where as the chocolate takes a back seat to push these flavors forward. A slight hint of floral hoppiness on the finish with a bit of bitterness that comes mainly from the roasted malt.
Mouthfeel: The body is heavy. That’s where the lactose really comes out and shines. There is a perfectly smooth, rich, creaminess that comes through on the body that is only associated with a milk stout. Very easy to drink.
Overall: The bottle states that this is “the perfect cold weather beer.” I agree. The aroma brings back memories of the other perfect cold weather drink; hot chocolate. The rich chocolate smell is very close to the smell of hot chocolate and that immediately brought a sense of warmth. The strong, malty flavors also fill you with a sense of warmth that is ideal in winter. This may not be “the perfect cold weather beer,” but it is definitely something you will enjoy after coming in from a cold winter day.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2012 02:10:12 | More by JaredKent
More User Reviews:
4.59/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This was a a wonderful surprise. Got it in a growler at the local beverage center in Marcy.
It looks good, smell is a mix of malty sweetness, hint of hop bite in the background.
Overall it meets my "if I only had this beer this rest of my life, not a bad deal" test for a great product.
I would rate this as a stout that is tough to improve on. Has the deep flavor of a smooth stout, with just the right touch of a hop tang.
Serving type: growler
06-08-2013 23:25:49 | More by timfelix
3.96/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber from Glen Beverage Co. in Glen, NH into a Duvel tulip. Served at about 45 degrees.
Appearance: Dark, cola color with a medium tan head. A "spiderweb" lingers after every sip.
Smell: Dark chocolate with a very subtle hint of coffee. Some brown sugar lingers in the back.
Taste: Very roasty for a milk stout. A fairly strong chocolate and molasses flavor with a bitter coffee malt backbone. The alcohol is almost non-existent. Did I mention roasty?
Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth with a somewhat strong carbonation. Feels slightly heavier than expected when going down.
Overall this a great representation of a milk/sweet stout. The carbonation is a little stronger than I would like for the style, but I love the roasted chocolate and bitter malt flavor. A decent price and availability makes this beer a winner in my book.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2013 00:49:19 | More by ScaryEd
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #61 (Feb 2012):
LOOK: Rich, dark, opaque brown, beige lacing
SMELL: Bready, roasty, coffee
TASTE: Silky, smooth, sweet, malty, molasses, milky, semi-roasty and astringent, touch of toffee, coffee, chocolate, cake
Milk Stouts are fairly hard to come by, and this one hits the mark. Wachusett also touts it as: "The deliciously darkest beer we've ever made is one of the easiest drinkers we've ever brewed." And we’d have to agree. Intensely dark, delicious and drinkable. Buy and try this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 17:45:48 | More by BeerAdvocate
Wachusett Milk Stout from Wachusett Brewing Company
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