Sleepy Dog Wet Snout Milk Stout - Sleepy Dog Brewery
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4.59/5 rDev +30.8%
I bought this because I have only tried maybe 4 different breweries Milk Stouts and I wanted to try more. I was amazed with this one...the best I have had so far.
Poured into a Scottish "Noser" Glencairn Whiskey Glass.
Appearance- Dark, silky, with just a thin film. Plenty of lace.
Smell- Vanilla, with a hint of roasted coffee aroma. A slight fruity smell I cant identify and a very definite bread like smell, almost like I was walking into a bakery after hours.
Feel- Smooth at first, with just a little carbonation, light tingly sensation on the tongue and roof of mouth, presumably from foam settling in mouth. The sip ends on a very smooth, and easy note, the texture is just as smooth as it should be.
Taste- This is brew is definitely a milk stout, and although it is not that strong it IS full flavored and surprisingly flavorful. It has a very appealing vanilla-like taste to it that seems to blend in perfectly with the smooth, creamy and rich taste of roasted bean. There is also a very faint chocolate note that I swear I taste in every sip. The alcohol, "feel" I guess is the appropriate term since I cant really taste it, fades out quite quickly at the end leaving me with a satisfied feeling after tasting as much as I could on each sip.
All in all, I am definitely buying this beer again whenever I see it, thoroughly impressed here. I will take this any day over my go to Milk Stouts "Left Hand". This has become <so far> my new favorite Milk Stout.
11-27-2013 04:12:41 | More by ExpendableCrewman
3.6/5 rDev +2.6%
I am not sure why people are slamming this beer. Dark Mahogany-mocha head that dissipates and leaves a light covering over surface. Minimal lacing. Chocolate coffee, malts, nutty- perhaps even hazelnut taste. Goes down easy, gets better as it warms, and is relatively light on the palette for a stout. Not bad at all- I like the flavour mixture.
05-20-2011 23:34:17 | More by Glibber
3.05/5 rDev -13.1%
Poured from a bomber into a goblet.
A: Opaque black color showing dark brown light transmittance at the edges, with a nearly continuous residue of mocha-tinted bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.
S: Dark fruit is slightly spirituous while lesser chocolate defines the roasted qualities that are present. It lends a slightly sour quality in the nose.
T: Begins off-dry, with roasted malt that is almost immediately unctuous, but restrained. Flavors are nutty and with carbonic acidity into the middle. Mild unctuous roast continues, becoming fairly dry by the finish where bitterness is understated and a trace of baking spices are detected.
M: Medium viscosity, smooth but a little loose on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This is an average stout, unremarkable as either a milk or export type. The smell is not particularly convincing, while the flavors seems both overly timid and slightly disjunct. It is far from being undrinkable, but it does not inspire one to hurry out for other products from this brewery.
12-28-2011 16:41:18 | More by beagle75
2.75/5 rDev -21.7%
You can't fault the nice foam on pouring into the Stella Artois tulip. Dark brown color. Lots of carbonation in the mouth. Not much of any aroma. Some grainy dark flavors, and that pretty much tells the story.
Medium body. Just a hint of sweetness, and not enough to suggest a Milk Stout taste. A flat grain flavor with a surprisingly dry sensation. Starts out like a bland sort of dark, but ends on an unpleasant note, something like fig jam with aspirin. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Olive Tree Market in San Diego.
06-26-2013 04:32:01 | More by mactrail
3.48/5 rDev -0.9%
A: Pours out black in the glass with ruby red highlights light tan head that does stick around.
S: A nice creamy milk chocolate a light touch of coffee a good healthy amount of that lactose sugar.
T: smooth and drinkable beer here. hints of milk chocolate and coffee and a light creamy texture. Nothing bad to say, just not one that gives a wow factor.
M: I wish it had lower carbonation and a bigger body.
O: Not bad at all, go out and try this one if you are in the mood for a stout. Seems like they had some kinks to work out as a lot of the early reviewers point out. The thing is they are just starting up so don't be so hard on them. This is a nice drinkable beer with no major technical flaws at least the bottle I had.
09-26-2012 22:22:52 | More by JamisonM
2.35/5 rDev -33%
Sleeper hit brewery Sleepy Dog has finally started distributing bottles to the Phoenix market. This is my first experience with any of their beers in this format. Poured from a bomber into a tulip.
Not quite black, with the faintest hints of amber at the edges. A one-finger head of mocha fizz snaps and pops loudly, disappearing quickly and leaving a medium-sized ring behind.
In the nose, I get very tangy dark chocolate and lots of lactose. Perhaps some hints of coffee as well.
The taste is equally overpowered by whatever lactose they chose to throw in here. I can’t call it milk, because it’s so tangy. There’s the lightest hint of dark chocolate and some cola. Maybe it’s overly hopped as well? I really can’t tell what’s wrong, but I know something is. Hints of peanuts emerge as it warms.
Medium-high carbonation and a pretty good amount of fizz. The slightly watery body is just a shade above light. There’s no alcohol and the finish is mostly clean, though that tang does linger between sips.
Overall, it’s just not a great example of the style. Too tangy and without enough roast to back it up.
04-14-2011 02:46:20 | More by Phelps
4.01/5 rDev +14.2%
Pours a lovely black with a reddish hue to it. It's actually a bit devilish in that you think you see that lovely red and then you don't. Fat creamy head of chocolate colored foam that falls fine and leaves a good layer of bubbles and lace to look at as you drink. Nose is a bit of bread. Rich dark bread with a baked grain sweetness on it. Sweet chocolate and a bit of morning coffee. There's a dark fruit in there too. Drinks like a charm. It has an expansive mouthfeel but with the lower abv it drinks relatively light. The roast is a bit dry and a touch bitter. it has a light faint bit of dark fruit on the palate but not as strong as it is on the nose. Same with the chocolate. On the nose it's a touch sweet and in the drink it's more like cocoa powder which is not in itself sweet. This one has a taste like dark bread with the crusts. A baked sweetness that is not sugary. A bit of carbonation takes it gently over the palate and it finishes dry and that is where the lactose sweetness and the chocolate combine for a touch of milky sweetness. A brisk dry finish with a bit of mild morning coffee and only the dryness and the crusty bread lingers. Excellent!
08-10-2014 14:09:14 | More by utopiajane
3.34/5 rDev -4.8%
No sour porters for me. I'm moving on to a milk stout from Tempe. Comes in a 22 ounce bottle. On to the beer:
A half-inch of head rests on top this obsidian/red hued beer. Creamy whisps of lace stick to a few spots around the glass. The aroma of chocolate malt balls makes much of the aroma, and there's a "plain" sweetness which I can't put my finger on. Overall, the aroma is not very strong, but it is interesting.
What I taste is decent. Unsweetened chocolate is the dominate note of this milk stout. A kiss of raisins offers a distraction from the chocolate. Just a dash of bittering hops at the end cuts through the overall sweet nature of the beer. While it's not a beer I feel in love with, it did help me forget the agony of Dark Knight Porter.
04-28-2014 02:01:53 | More by DoubleJ
Sleepy Dog Wet Snout Milk Stout from Sleepy Dog Brewery
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