Lily Flagg Milk Stout - Straight To Ale
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Reviews by Florida9:
3.28/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: First of all, what the fuck is going on with the artwork on this can? Geez, that is some disturbing shit. Next, this can has given me a first. I've never experienced a gusher from a can before. I guess, for some reason, I never thought it was possible. Apparently it is. As for the beer itself, I attempted to pour it into a pint glass, but the glass immediately filled with foamy, dark tan colored head. Fifteen minutes later, I've got a couple of inches of black beer in the bottom on my glass and thin, patchy, fizzy surface coating. No lacing.
We're not off to a good start here, Lily Flagg.
S: Well, the aroma does get better, but it's not great. Cola, cocoa, coffee, and all combined with a fairly strong metallic ting.
T: Taste is much nicer, if not overly impressive. Mildly sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. A bit of a metallic taste on the finish.
M: On the heavier side of medium in body. Higher carbonation; actually this is quite overcarbonated for the style. A bit chalky. Dry on the finish.
O: I've got to admit, one thing that really pisses me off is pouring a beer into a glass and getting a glass full of foam, meaning that instead of me being able to enjoy my beer, I've got to sit around with my thumb up my ass while I wait for the head to recede to normal-beer levels. And this beer certainly gave me a glass full of foam. Then there was the metallic smell and taste. I don't think it was from the can itself, but rather, the overcarbonation of this beer. Overall, a decent milk stout. Definitely has potential even if it missed the mark this time around.
Serving type: can
06-06-2013 01:58:03 | More by Florida9
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4.09/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours dark brown to black, requiring a lot of light to appear ruby red, though still opaque, with a mocha head.
S: Milk chocolate, dark chocolate and medium roast coffee in the nose.
T: Sweet milk chocolate, malt, roasted malt and medium and dark roast coffee.
M: Medium full bodied and creamy, but not super smooth.
O: Smells good, tastes good, body could be better, but still recommended if you like stouts.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 16:53:40 | More by BierJager89
4.29/5 rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can bought in Alabama last spring. One can had inflated and blown; this one is just inflated. Over-chilled to decrease foaming, but no problem. Poured into English Bass pint mug.
A: It's a stout, so, about black; nice, tight, 1" head.
S: Roast malts as appropriate, chocolate and black patent, I reckon. No hop aroma.
T: Rich and full roast malt palate; enough hop bitterness to balance nicely; no noticeable hop flavor, right for style.
M: Full, but not thick or syrupy, again, correct for style.
O: I like this beer and wish it were available in the north country.
Serving type: can
09-26-2013 01:31:51 | More by beerdoc1
2.88/5 rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
12oz can into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. The can almost blew up on the car ride back from Alabama, which I've never seen before - all my other beer was fine. A little nervous about cracking this one.
A: Despite a couple weeks in the fridge this is one of the most overcarbonated beers I've ever had - even a super slow, delicate pour down the side of the glass fills 90% of the tulip with frothy tan foam. On the plus side, the head is dense enough to stand up a full inch above the rim without even a chance of overflowing, but on the downside it takes fully 10 minutes just to empty the can. Even after all that head, though, there's no lace. Disappointing.
S: Not bad here, with a pleasant mixture of dark chocolate, brownie batter, lactose, and some nuttiness. Pretty intense for a 5% beer, with a good balance of sweetness and roastiness. Solid.
T: Not nearly as good here, sadly, with a strong metallic streak marring an otherwise middle-of-the-road Milk Stout. There's still some nice dark chocolate maltiness and a good bit of coffee bitterness on the finish, but the harsh metallic aftertaste just thins things out and makes the overall experience a little bit of a chore.
M: Still highly carbonated, which I'm ok with. Sometimes a beer that explodes into a huge head winds up feeling thin and flat, but this has maintained a decently creamy (if not terribly thick) mouthfeel.
O: Even if this weren't overcarbonated it would only be about average. I'm always happy to try a new canned craft beer, but I'm glad I didn't get a sixpack. Straight to Ale brews some tasty beers, but I can't recommend this one.
Serving type: can
09-06-2013 02:25:15 | More by woosterbill
4.25/5 rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On my first trip to Huntsville I came across this brew at a little dive known as the Voodoo Lounge. Boy was I glad I did.
A nice, dark beer, it has a good appearance and decent smell. It's taste is smooth and mellow with a decent mouthfeel (low carbonation.) Overall, I consider it one of the better beers I have ever tasted and will be glad to partake of it in again, if I'm in the area. (Who knew that Alabama brews some good stuff...?)
Serving type: on-tap
08-07-2013 04:15:55 | More by jjamadorphd
Lily Flagg Milk Stout from Straight To Ale
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