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Wachusett Milk Stout - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Milk StoutWachusett Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The darkest beer we have ever brewed. A sweet, malty, full bodied, creamy rich flavored stout with coffee and chocolate tones.

Availability: Sep - Mar

(Beer added by: Daktyls on 09-19-2010)
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Reviews by nhindian:
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

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
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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...

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Wachusett Milk Stout from Wachusett Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.