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Wachusett Milk Stout - Wachusett Brewing Company

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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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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-12-2013 01:48:52 | More by laxer8811
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
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
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

12-28-2012 14:11:06 | More by Rekrule
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-24-2012 14:43:53 | More by nquigley16
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-23-2012 18:33:48 | More by kjfinnerty
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BeerNacho

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-21-2012 04:21:55 | More by BeerNacho
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened and split on 9.8.12.

A - Pours a ? I opened it on the deck in the dark.

S - Creamy milk chocolate and some maltiness and slightly hoppy.

T - Creamy milk chocolate and some nice roasted malts.

D - Thinner body and some nice carbonation.

O - Milk stout is milk and stout. Nice roasted tones and solid.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 05:39:53 | More by HuskyinPDX
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - stoutly black with a full finger of gold flecked tan head

S - a rich welcome chocolate aroma that I was hoping for hits first, supported by a lactic sweetness. Both of these elements rest atop of a firm malty backbone, at the very back is a slight mocha/coffee hint

T - a mellow sublte chocolate/mocha sweetness engulfs as you sip, and keeps it up. No quick fade, no huge flavor spike. A simple solid great combination of flavors that holds steady and is fully enjoyable throughout the taste.

M&D&O - Smooth and silky like a milk stout should be. Great flavor layering, great sustainability in flavor. A well crafted brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 00:28:20 | More by sinstaineddemon
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours a deep black color with tan head. Smells of sugary roasted malts. taste is sweet milkey malts, slight coffee, and latte like. Its super smooth and easy, but at less than 6% id hope so. Either way, its a good tasting stout and a very good tasting milk stout; which are usually too sweet for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 00:55:45 | More by DrinkSlurm
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ThomasMetal75

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Black with a slight red hugh. It has a 1 fingers worth of a frothy head. Some lacing from the head. Not too out of the norm for a stout.

S- Roasted coffee and milk chocolate. Sweet. Smells like dessert!

T- Roasted coffee and malty! It has a milky chocolate quality to it! It is somewhat bitter, but the bitterness is not overpowering at all. It gives the beer a slight bite. Some carbination can be felt buzzing on your tongue.

M- I can say it's an incredibly smooth beer. It is a medium, almost full bodied beer. It does a good job of coating the back of the throat. It doesn't have a gigantic amount of drinkability, but that just means you have more time to savor this great brew!

Overall this beer is awesome. Smells like chocolate and roasted coffee, tastes like semisweet chocolate with a bitter roasted coffee flavor that hits your taste buds all the way to the back of your throat. I'd drink this anytime I'm in the mood for some more fullbodied! GREAT WITH THE WACHUSETT BLUEBERRY AS A BLACK AND BLUEBERRY!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 01:49:44 | More by ThomasMetal75
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matttttYCE

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a less than a finger sized head, very light tan, and minimal lacing. The beer is a deep dark brown, not quite black.

Sweet roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and coffee, pleasant hot chocolate powder (I usually refer to it as cocoa powder), chocolate milk, heavy cream, light sugary sweetness, whoppers, and hints of cola and dark fruits.

Taste is similar to the aroma with sugary sweet lactose predominance, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, light roasted malts cocoa powder, heavy cream, chocolate milk.

The mouthfeel is light and smooth. Light carbonation, light-creamy consistency, light-medium smooth body, and a slightly lingering finish that consists of cream, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and lactose sugar.

Oveall not a bad milk stout at all. One I would drink again given the opportunity, since this is quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 06:12:28 | More by matttttYCE
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear amber in the glass with 2 fingers of light mocha head. This maintains a rich creamy finger, which rings the sides of the glass with some sticky swathes of lace. The aroma smells of coffee and cream, with roast and lactose taking center stage and then melding nicely with backing notes of chocolate fudge and green citrus. This has a nice full flavored feel to it in the nose.

The taste is similar, with chocolate, milky sugars, green bitter citrus, and roasted coffee flavors all working very nicely here together. This really has a solid dessert beer quality to it. The finish is roasted feeling on the finish with some leftover light earthy bitterness that hangs in there. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with some crispness to the carbonation on top and then more of a soft creaminess underneath which carries those flavors well.

I thought that this was a surprisingly well done Milk Stout, with some well balanced flavors (really liked the coffee flavor) and a pretty smooth drinkability to it. This is one of the better ones that I’ve had recently.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 19:20:21 | More by Kegatron
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a small head. Opens with roasted malt and mild coffee aromas. The nose is kind of bland and uninteresting. Maybe a light lactose sweetness and chocolate. The flavor is also pretty bland. Some coffee, toffee, roasted malt, and just a hint of lactose. Very minimal chocolate, too. Just mediocre at best.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 16:55:45 | More by womencantsail
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SLYFOXXX410


3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-18-2012 05:30:44 | More by SLYFOXXX410
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KSather

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-01-2012 01:03:38 | More by KSather
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown with a black appearance. Practically no head at all, just some bubbly off-white lacing. Very straight forward in the aroma: Heavy cream, roasted coffee beans, rich coffee malt, bittersweet milk chocolate, molasses. Hints of dry hops and brown sugary sweetness follow as well. The first sip consists of creamy milk chocolate and roasted coffee malts. Mild hint of steel and aluminum; no exp date on the bottle so maybe it;s gone a little sour. Big creamy, malty, medium-sized body with low carbonation. Overall, just above average.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 00:51:03 | More by YouSkeete
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown pour with a big fluffy light brown head. So light that it's almost tan. Fades very slowly, leaving nice webs of lacing on the glass. Never fully fades, 1/4" remains at all time.

S: Quite creamy with lots of chocolate, char and smoke.

T: Bitter roast up front followed by creamy milk chocolate. Not as creamy as you would expect for a milk stout however. The bitter roast and hints of coffee are the strongest factors here, followed closely by the milk chocolate. Milky quality is more prominent once it warms which is nice.

M: Fairly thin and watery.

O: Not a bad milk stout. Nothing earth shattering but it's a creamy, chocolaty stout, albeit a bit thin.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 03:18:20 | More by Dope
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-12-2012 00:45:17 | More by Horbar
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Screper

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-07-2012 22:53:24 | More by Screper
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black. Can't see through it. A thick and frothy tab head. Huge lacing. Dissipates quickly but leaves good lacing.
Smells of sweet roasted malts. A good coffee aroma with just a slight bit of earthy hops.
Starts out with a sharp coffee flavor. A bitter hop towards the end, smooth roasted malts with a hint of chocolate.
Mouthfeel is very smooth, yet has sharp flavors.

A good milk stout. Easy to drink, good flavor. I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 03:19:09 | More by Thads324
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greenengineer

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into my Peoples Pint Pied pIPA pint glass.
A - Deep dark black, weak head fades quickly. looks like flat coca cola.
S - sweetness out front, char follows.
T - burnt malt, coffee grounds, pleasing bitterness, mixed with malty sweetness. nice
M - smooth, more fizz than I expected, decent body
O - compares favorably to the macro stouts, extra points for local. I'd get this again, not sure I'm raving about it though.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 00:49:59 | More by greenengineer
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-24-2012 18:40:28 | More by sweisel80
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Kinsman

California

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice stout black with a good bit of thick tan head on top but noting too out of the ordinary for a stout.

Sweet cocoa notes greet the nose with a bit of faint roasted coffee note. Malts come through even stronger on the palate with a nice espresso flavor and bittersweet chocolate notes. Not as sweet as some milk stouts but it does have a bit of a sugary sweetness that makes it a nice dessert beer.

Smooth and creamy light bodied mouthfeel. Overall, a nice take on the style and one I certainly would have again paired with the right dessert.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 00:24:49 | More by Kinsman
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Brad007

Vermont

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pitch black with a beauty brown head into my glass. Oh yeah. Just as I envisioned.

Just a hint of lactose and lightly-roasted malt. I see little to be excited about aroma-wise.

Taste is a whole 'nother story. Sweet and creamy with a very good finish. Carbonation is on the high side but not too much.

Ditto for the mouthfeel. Lingering cream, cocoa and coffee notes.

Not the greatest but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 23:21:00 | More by Brad007
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-02-2012 17:09:45 | More by seanh99
Wachusett Milk Stout from Wachusett Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.