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Sort Mælk | To Øl

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Ratings:
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4.33
pDev:
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To Øl
Denmark | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jeffo on 07-12-2012

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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 85
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black pour with dark tan head. Sweet chocolate malt with oak notes. Sweet chocolate malt and raison gets overwhelmed by whiskey and oak. Finish is wooden. Creamy mouthfeel that drys quickly. Initially rich but finishes too oaky/peaty.

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Photo of alarmclock314
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

"Sort Mælk" meaning "Black Milk." 11.2oz bottle, no date, 10.6% ABV. Pours black with a very small sized dense brown head; some lacing on the glass. Smells of mostly scotch, oak, and roasted malt with some sweet lactose, earthy hops, and char. The taste follows in stages starting with roasted malt, scotch, and oak followed by lactose and ending with a bittersweet cocoa, almost coffee-like taste; smooth and complex. Moderately bitter and subtle sweetness. Very thick body and below average carbonation. Overall, this one surpassed my expectations. It's hard to find a BA RIS that's balanced, complex, and has a rich viscous body. Try it if you can find it on the shelf.

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Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of RobertH50
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of zonker17
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black and leaves lacing. Smoky, chocolate nose with a slight hint of scotch. Again, scotch flavor is light and overpowered by the dark malt bill. Bitter finish and lactose leaves heavier mouthfeel. Burnt flavor lingers.

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Photo of EmilGjerdrum
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of crosenkrantz
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Jjski
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Unique brew in all the good ways. This bottle is labeled 10%, not the 13 listed above

Peaty smell, but not a lot of identifiable scotch taste in beer. There is a unique ethereal spiciness and the mouth is perfect. Sweet imperial milk stout, but not overly so

Worth $12 for 12oz? Nope, but worth trying. In the realm of scotch barrel beer, this has been my best (only) experience

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Photo of cyrushire
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bung
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jellikit
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.
Appearance: black. Thin, tan headdiscipates quickly.
Smell: molasses and oak. Ethyl alcohol.
Taste: chocolate, raisin, fig, tobacco, oak, followed by whisky.
Mouthfeel: low carbonation. Big body. Starts sweet, but dries out.
Overall: this beer is great. Balanced and complex. I hope to find another someday.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle, label says 10.6% ABV, no dating on the bottle or label that I notice. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like peat, Scotch whisky, roasted malt, milk chocolate, smoke and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some sweet spiciness and an iodine/mineral flavor. Sweet, smoky and minerally tasting, I really like this! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. Well, I liked this a lot. I'd buy this again the next time I see it, and I really think there need to be more Scotch whisky/oak barrel aged beers. To Øl did a great job with this one! $9.79 a bottle.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.82/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the Basin Hess in Bushnell's Basin, NY.

This one pours a dark black, with a quarter inch mocha-colored head, and a bit of lacing, not a whole lot.

Smells like scotch, chocolate, brine, peat, oak, and coffee. A lot of cool stuff going on here for sure.

All of the apparent aromas are also there in taste. The scotch character itself is subtle, but definitely there, there however is a good amount of peat and brine character here. The brine character, mixed with the chocolate malt, makes this almost feel taste like some sort of salted chocolate bar. There's a light amount of peat, with a good amount of roasted char character and some coffee beans.

This has a nice, creamy, briny and fairly full mouthfeel, with a pretty full body as well. This has a lower level of carbonation.

This might be the first scotch barrel aged beer I've had, and it was really nice.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin film of light brown foam with good retention and lacing. Rich aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, licorice and oak; smells like a dessert. Flavor follows, rich dark malt, smoky and toasted, chocolate, licorice, light whisky. Finishes with char, chocolate and hints of lactose. Medium to full bodied with pleasant creaminess. I was hoping I wasn't going to love this one as it was a pricy little bottle, but this is is really full flavored, well balanced and has a nice oaky, char finish with just a light touch of whisky. High ABV well covered. Delicious.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch medium brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Smoky aroma with some dark roasted malt creating notes of dark chocolate. Moderate booze smell.

T- The dark chocolate flavors are decadent and work very well with the smokiness of the scotch barrel. It makes me think of chocolate honey glaze rub on some ribs or something. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

M- Velvety soft and creamy with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- A great concept for a beer with nearly perfect execution. To ol has earned a spot as one of my favorite Scandinavian breweries with this one. Simply delicious, and this is coming from a guy who's not a particular fan of smokiness in his beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of kkmiller76
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eric5bellies
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - This beer pours a thick black, oily colour with a deep coffee coloured head that reduces to a decent film with thick lacing. Nice

S - Aromas of sweet malt, hop and chocolate. Delicate and yet balanced. impressive

T - Well up front there is some really nice sweet flavours followed by chocolate, coconut, licorice and a nice bitter sweet after taste, that is the result of the whiskey barrel. The booze is a little warming on the finish.

M - A very silky texture and full mouthfeel. The carbonation is perfect.

O - This is the best stout that I have had in some time. The balance here is very impressive as is the mouthfeel. A top brew. I don't think there is much more to ask of a stout.

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