Wachusett Milk Stout - Wachusett Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.35/5 rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle generously provided by apollokim in the 'You Ain't From Around Here? BIF', thanks Kim!
A - For a milk stout, this is one of the darkest I've seen, teetering on the edge of brown and black, with cola coloring around the edges. The head is a short-lasting affair, consisting of 2.5-fingers worth of ivory-colored foam. The head is actually quite rocky as well, as the edges of the head recede quicker than the middle, leaving something similar to a volcano. What the beer lacks in head retention it makes up for in spades with lacing, as multiple strips of lace which resemble great swatches of beach line the glass.
S - The main component I'm getting from the nose is a ton of malty sweetness. Slightly chocolately and maybe the faintest hint of roast, it smells more like slightly lactic chocolate milk.
T - The taste picks up where the nose leaves off; something resembling chocolate milk with not enough mix and perhaps some leftover coffee grounds. It certainly is sweet, as the malts come through strong up front and last throughout the beer, but the flavors are just not completely there, but rather they stand at a distant after giving you a tantalizing sample. If the flavor profile of this beer could be developed, enhanced, and extended longer, this would be a solid beer, but as it stands now it falls a bit flat.
M - Mouthfeel is moderately-light with good carbonation. The head adds a silky component to the mouthfeel and overall its fairly creamy, if not a bit watery and light in the finish.
D - Drinkability is moderate. I had no problem drinking this beer, as the alcohol is non-existent and the flavors aren't offensive, but this beer overall isn't going to knock your socks off. It has its moment and lots of promise, but is too reserved in its current form.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2011 04:22:36 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Dark with a Mocha color head.
Smell: Dark chocolate with a hint of coffee.
Taste: Milky stout with strong chocolate and molasses flavor with malt body.
Other: Cooking - broth for beef stews and meat pies... Dessert - Ice Cream Float...
Overall this is great stout. One of my favorites! Enjoy...
Serving type: growler
04-15-2014 20:59:47 | More by PatMacDaddy
4.59/5 rDev +16.5%
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
Wachusett Milk Stout from Wachusett Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.