Udderly Milk Stout - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 26
Hads: 217
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 3.44%
Wants: 36
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
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Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bung on 04-06-2013

Take a sip of this utterly luscious and creamy stout brewed with flaked oats and lactose. Don't forget to wipe off the 'stache...or keep it!
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Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A serious gusher that took a while to settle down; when it did, it poured fudge brown with a big beige head; once the show was over, the head faded and not much lacing hung around

Smell: Sweetened chocolate, cream and vanilla tones

Taste: Milk chocolate, oats, vanilla and cream, with slightly acrid tones in the finish

Mouthfeel: At first it was foamy and overcarbonated but as the beer settled down it became much creamier with moderate carbonation

Overall: There were clearly some problems with this bottle but I could tell that the beer itself is a good one

Thanks, stevensond, for the opportunity (623 characters)

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a very dark brown to almost black in color with a giant head. The head is very frothy and dense and is a medium tan in color. Retention and lacing is tremendous.

S- Big, roasted malts hit the nose first and provide the base for this beer. The lactose kicks in next and balances the relative bitterness of the roasts with a good dose of sweetness. There is just a touch of coffee and chocolate mixed in the scent as well. This is really just a delicious smelling beer.

T- The taste follows the scent bang on, with a big dose of semi-bitter roasts right off the bat. The roasts and dark malts give the taste the same great base as the scent before the sweetness kicks in again. The end of the drink is a beautiful combo of dark malts and sweetness.

M- This beer is very smooth, yet highly carbonated. It is easy to drink and doesn't sit heavy in the stomach.

Forgive me for lack of more descriptions, but this beer is just great, and I don't know exactly why. It is simple, delicious, and straight forward. There is simply nothing wrong with either the smell or taste of this beer, and it's a great looking pour too. If you're on the fence about getting this, just do it; you won't regret it. (1,203 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The aroma hits of milk chocolate, a touch of anise and licorice, medium roasted malt, a bit of sugary sweetness.

The flavor continues with a great flavor throughout. Milk chocolate, a touch of creaminess, some oatmeal, cocoa powder, some bitterness from anise and balances the sweetness in this.

A medium plus mouthfeel for its ABV. (334 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
2.58/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour is black with a small amount of fairly tight caramel head. Nose is heavily roasted and assertive lactose, gets a bit acrid and burnt. Taste is similar, extremely burnt malts really dominate, the creamy lactose is overpowered. Medium bodied and very creamy, assertive carb, moderately dry finish. (303 characters)

Photo of brewskifan55
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. A steal at $6.50. Thanks, Preston.

A: Rich dark brown with a mocha-colored one-finger head that lingers. Thick lacing.

S: Mmmm. Like sniffing a Yoo Hoo. Lactose tolerant. Chocolate milk. Some espresso notes.

T: So rich and creamy. Like drinking chocolate milk with a scoop of vanilla ice cream thrown in. Chocolate malts and molasses with some coffee bitterness on the finish. A "take your time" drink that begs to be slurped quickly. Sweet, sensual. Well done, Westbrook.

M: Medium to heavy with medium to heavy carbonation. Rich, thick.

O: At this price, I gotta get more. A terrific milk stout. Recom-moo-nded. (668 characters)

Photo of swedishmailman
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku glass.

It pours a very dark brown. I don't want to say black because I could see through it slightly while pouring. Once in the glass, it's opaque, with a nice, khaki, tightly carbonated head that dissipates slighty but is sticking around.

Aroma is more roasty than I was expecting. Dark chocolate, slight coffee, and a touch of sweetness from the lactose. It's got a great aroma for being a low ABV stout.

Taste follows the nose perfectly. The roast definitely stands out the most in this beer, but it's not overly bitter and is balanced by the lactose sweetness on the finish. Coffee comes to mind as well.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, but is deliciously creamy. Probably my favorite aspect of this beer so far.

Overall this a highly drinkable milk stout. Definitely enjoying drinking this one, although it's probably not my favorite example of the style. A bit too roast heavy for my preferences. I like my milk stouts on the sweeter side. Either way, nice offering from Westbrook once again. (1,025 characters)

Photo of JohnnyI
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a signature Westbrook Snifter, the pitch black liquid fills the glass with an audible glug. Slow carbonation gives rise to a one-finger cappuccino colored head that makes a brief appearance before retreating in to the murky depths. Big soapy bubbles remain in patches across the surface and around the collar. This is one badass looking milk stout. The deep darkness of the beer lets you know that you are in for something far from ordinary. A rich, porter-like aroma gives way to milk chocolate, molasses and dark roasted coffee. The flavors are equally enticing. Dark cocoa fudge and sweet brown sugar up front, followed by burnt coffee bitterness on the back of the tongue. Herbal hops play off the charred malts, accentuating the acrid aftertaste and attempting to keep the beer in balance. The full flavor and feel is achieved with subtle carbonation, producing a silky, slick mouthfeel. This is a damn good milk stout. One that packs tons of flavor with a tame ABV and a satisfying gulp. Yet another example of how udderly awesome Westbrook Brewing is. (1,071 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared with me yesterday.

Pours a very dark brown, basically black, with a foamy mocha-colored head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like vanilla cream, rich creamy fudge, roasted coffee, etc.

This has a really rich flavor for only 5.5%. So creamy, tons of vanilla and lactose sugar, condensed milk, vanilla creamer, fudgy, creamy chocolate, a little bit of lightly roasted coffee, and a small amount of roasted malt.

Though this is slightly thin, as you'd expect, it's still quite creamy and full in the mouthfeel- I just wish the body was a little bigger. There's a moderate level of carbonation. It's really quite drinkable.

This is one of the best straight up milk stouts I've had, really quite tasty. (720 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks man. Black body with a thin, tan head. Chocolate, cocoa powder, lactose. A tad chalky with a fairly dry finish. Decent but not great. (172 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to dogdoc for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from a bomber into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Essentially black and opaque, with a thin light tan head and fairly low visible carbonation. It does have a fair amount of light colored sinking flecks suspended - not sure what they are.

S: Smells like chocolate milk – cacao and lactose - with roasted malts, sweet vanilla, and a bit of lightly roasted coffee.

T: Chocolate malts, dry and mildly bitter roast bitterness, lactose creamy sweetness and vanilla condensed milk sweetness. The hang is chocolate and milky sweet and just a touch of roast bitterness.

M: Full-bodied though mouthfeel is a little on the light side. Low alcohol presence, fairly low carbonation sensation.

O: A very solid milk stout. Easy to drink, and has a natural sweetness without being cloying at all. Very well done. (868 characters)

Photo of koutkid41
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice black darkness. Bubbly dark creme head that lingers nicely.

S: Really nice roasted chocolate upfront with hints of the lactose. Slight roasted coffee as well. There was some cider like smell too.

T: Really nice chocolate/coco, hot chocolate like. Nice sweetness from the lactose. There was some cider taste on the back end.

M. Creamy and full bodied. Sweet but not overbearing.

O: This was a really nice milk stout, this was the first one I had that was sweet with citrus but i was nice with the creamy lactose background. (537 characters)

Photo of jaasen64
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased on our way through Georgia. Poured into wine glass.

A- Pours an opaque midnight black, a very thin mocha head forms slowly after pouring and recedes slowly to a perfectly flat top.

S- Bakers chocolate, leather, a bit of lactose, nice dark fruits come out as it warms. Complex, nice aroma strength, nice balance, better as it warms.

T- Dark fruits, bitter chocolate, lactose sugars, hint of leather. Dark fruits really come out nicely on the finish especially as it warms.

M- Creamy, leathery, smooth, slightly bitter on the finish, very drinkable.

O- For a lower abv milk stout this is absolutely fantastic and probably the best under 7% milk stout I've had. It was incredibly complex with the dark fruits and the body was very silky and smooth to complement. Very well done Westbrook, I wish I could buy this off the shelf regularly in MA. (878 characters)

Photo of maximum12
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

And another Westbrook bottle courtesy of AtlCarl. 22 oz. bottle with an 11/13/13 bottled date split with my wife.

Pour has more life than most 2013 Twins games, jumps up & stays up off the top of a beer…only one guess what color this stout is. Nose is covered in milk so rich it strays into cream, no, actually it smells just like ice cream. That CAN'T be bad. Mix in some nice roast & that's an ice cream I'd use the big wooden spoon on.

Udderly Milk Stout is one of those clever names I actually think is clever. As for the beer, it doesn't taste like liquid ice cream, sadly, but that component still comes on strong, & the roast is far more assertive than in the nose. Some malty chocolate. Smooth & I'll give it props, I could drink it by the rain barrel full.

If there was a standard issue milk stout, this would be it: a pretty good, solid beer. On the other hand, if one wanted to drink a stout for four or five hours straight & still be human, this would be a fine choice. (989 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/13/13 notes. Had on tap in Brooklyn at High Dive. 16oz pour in a pint glass.

a - Pours a pitch black color with one inch of dark tan head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark chocolate, roasted malts, cream, vanilla, light coffee, chalk, and light earthy notes and clay. Nice nose with loads of chocolate and vanilla, I like it quite a bit.

t - Taste follows the nose. Tastes of vanilla, chocolate, cream, roasted malts, toasted malts, burnt malts, milk, and light coffee and espresso. Taste has more cream and vanilla.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice milk stout; I liked it a lot. Lots of cream and chocolate to it and easy to drink. Would have it again. (746 characters)

Photo of QuentinCall
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Milk Stouts find an appropriate corollary in SunChips due primarily to the fact that I don't know anyone who doesn't appreciate them. At least in my small sphere, they are universally enjoyed. That is not, however, to deny a hierarchy -- one could not readily make the statement that there is parity amongst SunChips flavors. Udderly Milk Stout is never going to be Harvest Cheddar or Garden Salsa but it could make a strong run for the French Onion slot and it should be admired accordingly. (492 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Very dark brown, almost completely opaque. Fat chocolate mocha head on the pour that mostly sticks around. Messy lacing coats the sides of the glass. Quite a looker.
smell: Semi-sweet cocoa, some vanilla.
taste: nails a milk stout. Drinks like a milkshake. Not complex by any means but nails it.
mouthfeel: quite silky, creamy. Exceptional.
overall: Very tasty and well done. I'm a little spoiled by the imp barrel aged monsters, so this just feels a little light. That said, it's a stand-out, no alcohol detectible at all. Smooth milkshake. (553 characters)

Photo of Craigory
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Green's Piney Grove, poured into a Conquest Snifter.

A: Pours an opaque brown/black, with barely a tinge of ruby when held to the light. Two fingers mocha head that eventually settles to a cap; this cap lasts throughout the beer. Honestly, this looks like an RIS. Fantastic.

S: Smells like an Imperial Stout, too. Big roasted grain, bitter chocolate, and hint of dark fruit.

T: Classic sweet stout. Roastiness up front, which quickly fades into a lingering sweet chocolate. Long, sweet finish.

M: Medium-bodied, initially prickly carbonation that dies down after a while. Not as thick as I'd hoped from the addition of oatmeal and lactose, but a little bit of creaminess.

O: A very nice sweet stout. Westbrook rarely disappoints, and this is definitely one to pick up each year. (796 characters)

Photo of ThickNStout
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 6.49. Bottled 11/13/13. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours a cola dark, near black, brown with a frothy three fingers of pale tan head. Good retention and ample lacing.

Smells of evaporated milk, sugar cane, lightly roasted malts and hints of chocolate milk.

Taste is pretty straight forward milk stout. Heavy lactose sweetness throughout with cocoa, diluted coffee, faint char, bran muffins, vanilla, oats, earthy and roasty bitterness with no dicernable alcohol. Quite tasty with a good balance of sweet and roasty flavors working in harmony.

Creamy, rich, medium thin body with moderate carbonation. Sweet condensed milk, bitter roast and chocolatey finish.

A great classic sweet stout. Well balanced and easy to drink. I'd like to see this in four or six packs on a regular basis. It's one of the better classic milk stouts I've had and the added feel of the oatmeal is quite nice. If you were on the fence, you should pull the trigger and give this a try. (1,027 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Label says Bottled On: 3/21/13

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient bubbly lacing slides quickly down the glass.

S- Milk chocolate aroma with heavy dark roast, caramel and vanilla. Hint of cherry?

T- The roastiness continues and is on the border of exhibiting charred notes while still having a nice sweetness to it. Not all too complex since you get all the same flavors that showed up in the aroma but it's quite tasty in its simplicity.

M- Semi-creamy and plenty thick with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A straightforward milk stout that's quite enjoyable. (775 characters)

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a stemmed Duvel Tulip style glass. Liquid comes out of the bottle cola brown but as it fills the glass, the pool becomes dark brown, pretty much black. There's no highlights when this is is all settled, really dark beer. Coffee milked cored thick, frothy head with mostly small bubbles. Sticks around for a little while and there's some decent lacing.

Smell is good, smells big, has a big malt backbone. Not much in the way of hops, a few dark roasted malts. Lactose is clearly present when everything is meshed together it sort of smells like chocolate milk.

Taste is really good, probably the best part. Slight coffee tones, sort of like a weak coffee with chocolate milk or nestle quick added as a creamer. Sort of a sweet candy or waffle malt flavor finish at the end. It's a really great tasting milk stout, sweet without being over bearing.

Moutfeel is really good. It's pretty full with a somewhat lingering flavor. The feel is smooth, thick, and milk creamy. Great balance with the carbonation level. I couldn't taste or smell the hops at all, but they can be detected in the mouthfeel. Starts sweet and smooth but there's a slight mild earthy finish at the end. Really nice and drinkable, can slow sip it if you want, but this beer drinks faster than you'd think.

Sweet beer, thanks for sending it Paschal! (1,348 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from bottle into a Westbrook snifter (proper!). Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, chocolate, dark chocolate, cream, and milk. The flavor was of sweet malt, cream, milk, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and subtle roasted malt. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The lactose aspect going on in this one was overly present throughout the aroma and flavor. This made this one extremely easy to drink and quite enjoyable. The sweetness from this aspect blended really well with the roastiness from the dark chocolate going on. I really hope to see this one brewed more often as this was a really solid milk stout and among one of the better ones I've had in my day. (911 characters)

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Black color with a beautiful 2-finger frothy, bubbly, rocky, brown head. Really nice retention and a few patches of lacing.

S – Chocolate, milk, and just a bit of coffee. Not complex, but exactly what you would expect.

T – It’s sweet nearly all the way through with milk chocolate and a touch of vanilla coming on first. As the taste progresses, some bready and grainy malt (and maybe oats) comes through, followed by a bitter burst of robust roasted coffee. Really tasty beer.

F – Medium-bodied with decent carbonation, a creamy and mouth-coating feel, and a bittersweet and dry finish. Bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavors linger.

O – This is a nice milk stout. It’s not overly groundbreaking, but it’s just exactly what you would expect from a solid beer of this style. It’s very drinkable and very tasty. Another strong offering from Westbrook. (933 characters)

Photo of GPHarris
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a - poured a one finger thick tan head into a snifter that left a thick ring of lace throughout. the body was dark black.
s - roasted coffee, oatmeal, lactose.
t - oatmeal and lactose dominate with a hint of chocolate. a little hop flavor coming through as well.
m - creamy and smooth.
o - solid milk stout, very flavorful. (323 characters)

Photo of jpro
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber from CBX... Poured into a mug -

A: Black-brown, with a creamy, one-finger head of mocha foam; retention doesn't stick around... no lace. Pretty classic look for the style.

S: Graham cracker; milk chocoate; sweet. A touch of butterscotch takes away from the sweet, chocolate maltiness.

T: Chocolate malt; light roasted flavor; finishes sweet. The only indication of hops is a touch of dryness on the end. I don't get as much oatmeal as what's in a typical oatmeal stout... this one leans more toward milk stout, though.

M: Full-bodied and moderate carbonation; a touch slick yet sticky.

O: A nice milk stout. One of my favorites from Westbrook, I'd say. Hopefully they make it again. (699 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick texture. There was a thin, tan-colored, creamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A decent aroma of chocolate, milk, and a bit of malt.

T: Tasted of milk, a bit of oatmeal, malt, and milk chocolate in the finish. A pretty good flavor that gets better as it goes along. Not spectacular, but tasty.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a silky finish. Medium-bodied.

O: In general, this is a solidly made, likeable beer. It won't blow you away, but it is certainly drinkable. (563 characters)

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Udderly Milk Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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