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Lily Flagg Milk Stout - Straight To Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-21-2010)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 ounce pint - Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown body crowned with a inch-high pillow of tan froth.

Smell: Weak, placid notes giving you just a little impression of roast, toast, and near-the-expiration-date milk. Not much going on here, frankly.

Taste: Blackened malt, some lighter toasty accents with just the teensiest pinch of chocolate powder. Light sweetness. A touch of fruit, bitter, and milk character. Just a little roast on the bland, albeit clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium, bubbly carbonation.

Overall: Straight to Eh.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2012 14:18:15 | More by ChainGangGuy
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-05-2013 23:26:15 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-30-2013 00:43:31 | More by Texasfan549
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-16-2013 22:21:25 | More by rolltide8425
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woosterbill

Connecticut

2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

09-06-2013 02:25:15 | More by woosterbill
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mhaugo

California

2/5  rDev -45.2%

12-18-2011 18:36:14 | More by mhaugo
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AgentMunky

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-13-2013 06:22:02 | More by AgentMunky
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Florida9

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
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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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-03-2013 17:59:29 | More by AlexFields
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-25-2013 00:22:16 | More by thegerm87
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-09-2013 04:39:11 | More by thewimperoo
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-07-2014 21:49:28 | More by thatoneguymike
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hilgart1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-25-2014 01:55:29 | More by hilgart1
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can
Served in a nonic pint glass

I will preface this review disclosing that I was warned that this beer could possibly be overcarbonated.

A - This beer is dark. I held it to the light and nothing came through. Once the initial gushing of foam subsided I was left with three fingers of mocha colored head.

S - I get some roasted malt and lactose. The combination of those aromas creates a milk chocolate smell.

T - The taste does not remind me of milk chocolate. The taste is similar to a cup of coffee with some cream in it.

M - It is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation on my tongue.

O - It is a decent beer. The overcarbonation was a minor nuisance, but I did not spill a drop. I would like to try this on tap sometime. I think it would taste great out of a keg.

Serving type: can

04-07-2013 17:16:41 | More by buschbeer
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Zach136

Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can - born on date was distorted, but some time in 2014.

A - Pitch black, one finger tan head that dissipates to a collar and left no lacing.

S - Chocolate and caramel with a light roast. Zero hop character.

T - Big roast-coffee character bordering on astringent. Not a ton of residual sweetness.

M - My palate could be off today but the body is just a hair on the light sight, bordering on porter territory. English style high carbonate water profile comes through though.

O - Great brew, very true to style.

Serving type: can

06-10-2014 00:41:50 | More by Zach136
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-19-2013 01:51:38 | More by Photekut
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite from the three I tried on tap in Decatur, Alabama's the Brick by this brewery. It was a thick, dark black color with a nice mocha colored head that faded slowly and left nice lace. The smell was of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, chocolate and sweet caramel. The taste followed the nose with caramels, chocolate, coffee and a hint of earthy hops in the back. It was simple, but well done. Milky, creamy body made it go down smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2011 04:39:16 | More by JayS2629
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-22-2013 14:18:16 | More by Drknight
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-14-2011 21:07:32 | More by freduardo
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-22-2011
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Draft
Glassware: Goblet
Purchased: On tap at the Nook, Nashville

A: Appearance is a black, opaque beer, served with almost no head.

S: Aromas are of roasted malts and espresso.

T: The taste is a pleasing balance of sweetness from the lactose and the bittering from the heavily roasted grains. Other flavors include chocolate and coffee.

M: Creamy mouthfeel, with a medium body, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet with an aftertaste of coffee.

O: Overall an excellent milk stout from Straight to Ale. I'd highly recommend this one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 05:28:40 | More by sommersb
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Treyliff

West Virginia

2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Based on the review before mine, I must have one of the over-carbed cans as well.

A- poured into a pint glass, when I poured the first 1/3 of the can into the glass, it consisted of 75% foam. Took nearly 10 minutes to get the entire beer in the glass. Once it settled down it had a dark tan foamy head with no lace, dark brown in color.

S- roasted and grainy malt with a touch of chocolate, slight metallic finish

T- metallic taste follows the nose, however underneath there is a nice sugary-milky sweetness that complements the roasted chocolate notes pretty well, finish is sweet with more chocolate. There's some good flavors in here, they're just not meshing.

M- medium body, high carbonation, fizzy mouthfeel and finish. This has got to be over-carbed.

O- perhaps the bad batch, this one has potential but everything seems just a bit off. Might give this one another try if I see it again.

Serving type: can

04-04-2013 18:55:18 | More by Treyliff
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy, coffee-colored head into a nonic glass that disappeared halfway through the beer. the body was dark black with brown edges.
s - lactose, coffee, chocolate. very sweet smelling.
t - lactose with a hint of roasted chocolate.
m - creamy and medium mouthfeel.
o - looks like i'm the first to review this in a can (it came out a couple of weeks ago) and this is a really good milk stout. not quite left hand but what is?

Serving type: can

01-02-2013 16:33:42 | More by GPHarris
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap @ The Alcove, Tuscaloosa AL, into a mason jar

Pours a pretty standard black color. Most milk stouts are pretty black and opaque, and this is no exception. What holds this score back then is the lack of head. It wasn't misexecution on the part of the bartender; I watched the bartender pour this beer. There just wasn't any head coming from this beer. Just wisps of camel hide brown foam.

The aroma and flavor mirror each other very well. It's conventional for the milk stout style: light roast, a bit of raisin, some breadiness, a touch of chocolate, and of course that lactose sweetness. This beer does nothing unexpected. It earns above-average marks because of its balance. It tastes good; everything works with each other.

It isn't awfully thick, but it does have a good heft to it for the style. I wish it were a little bit more mouth-coating, but the mouthfeel works.

Overall, this is an above-average milk stout. This is the least-impressive beer that I've had from Straight to Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 19:21:08 | More by Reaper16
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-26-2013 04:10:14 | More by grumpygerman
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-01-2013 22:42:32 | More by NooseJustice
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Lily Flagg Milk Stout from Straight To Ale
83 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.