Dismiss Notice
Microbrew Invitational
Join us June 3 + 4 in Boston and help us drink 300+ beers, ciders, kombuchas, meads, sakes and more!

TICKETS: beeradvocate.com/micro/

By Udder Means | To Øl

very good
22 Reviews
no score
Send samples
For Trade:
By Udder MeansBy Udder Means

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 04-01-2013

View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 130
Reviews by MaximalC:
Photo of MaximalC
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours seal brown with a healthy half-inch of coarse, semi-rocky mocha colored foam. The retention of the head is highly respectable. Thick bands of lacing remain caked to the glass as the beer recedes. The aroma smells of bright, resinous hops with some roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and lactose.

Flavor is balanced to semi-sweet on the front end, allowing mild lactose, chocolate, and roasted malt to show their presence before being usurped by piney hops and charred coffee beans on the back end. A nice cocoa character reemerges in the finish as well once the bitterness subsides. It's a rather intriguing evolution on the palate, as the progression from neutral fore to astringent middle to complex, tasteful finish is consistent and pronounced. It's almost as if it refuses to reveal itself until it leaves the tongue. The mouthfeel is smooth, slightly sticky, and well suited to the style.

Overall, this is an engaging and flavorful stout that features a little something for everyone. Stout fans will appreciate the roasted chocolate/coffee flavors, while hop-heads can enjoy a bitter kick as well. If you're a fan of both sides of the spectrum, then this brew should be especially delightful.

 1,204 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of bobWFMU
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Such a nice, smooth, rich beer. Notes of cocoa, vanilla, cream coffee. A hint of roast, but soft, smooth roast character. So delicious!

135 characters

Photo of MarkSmithBBA
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Robert "The SA Beer Guy" in San Antonio suggested I give this a try. I'm glad he did as this brew was pretty tasty. I poured the beer into an oversize tulip and took only minutes to take it down. This fine brew pours smooth with a moderate cappuccino head and intricate lacing. It smells slightly sharp and mildly bitter-sweet with notes of milk, cream, coffee, and lightly toasted malt. The mouth feel is smooth for a stout, not heavy at all but still slightly staying. It's a tasty treat that I would be happy to share with friends and a dessert pairing, but unremarkable otherwise.

 584 characters

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured a blackish body with decent head and little bits of lace.
An aroma that mixes dark, roasted malts and sweetness like chocolate.
Beer is light and smooth and remind of milk chocolate in terms of sweetness and some milkiness to beer.
Also a balance with roasted malt flavors and finishes more dry than sweeet.
A very simple yet well-crafted milk stout that I thoroughly enjoyed.

 383 characters

Photo of facundoCNB
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice deep brown almost black with 2 fingers of head, moderate dissipation. Smells of dark roast coffee with milk chocolate sweetness. A bit of licorice in the nose as well. The flavor is roasted grains mostly, Chocolatey, lots of coffee.. Reminds me of founders breakfast stout (aged for a year, the way I prefer to have it). Medium body with modest amount of carbonation.. Nice and creamy drinks like a lighter full body stout.
This is a great beer, a lot like some of the better American stouts. This brewery knows what it's doing.

 536 characters

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

been waiting a long time to try this one, finally found it in the discount bin at hazels in boulder. super cheap. very cool beer, not sure why their stuff never sells. this is almost like a wild milk stout. not in that its sour or has a funky yeast to it, beyond the cool danish stuff that ferments most of their beer, but in that it literally has a farmy, barny, dare i say cow-like character to it, really milky in a way well beyond lactose sugar. dark matte finished cocoa colored brew, short but persistent mocha head. aroma and flavor of a stout all the way, nice barley roast, middle of the road there not too bitter, and pretty rich in feel, with some lingering sweetness as the style asks for. that weird, seriously udder character is so strange though, like unpasteurized milk, which normally would kind of gross me out, but it works incredibly well here, and its not way over the top. its an accent flavor, but a very unique one that makes this totally original and new to my palate. only the cream ale from former future here locally had a similar flavor. nicely carbonated, chocolate notes in the finish, and a very satisfying night cap. not sure why this didnt sell well, its pretty awesome stuff. i might go back and see if they have any left. these guys have really taken off in some interesting directions.

 1,322 characters

Photo of -DF-
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interistacanadese
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours extremely dark brown, almost black. Rich smell of coffee, chocolate, and slightly sweet. The flavours are rich as well, roasted malts, coffee, sweet chocolate, slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

 192 characters

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of stephenlee
3.09/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beeridizer
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

meddlesome moth Dallas third beer of night I am not a stout fan but this very smooth.

85 characters

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingbiker
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bkeller04
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Kevincredible
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.07/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beautiful black/brown with thick foamy brown head.

Smell is semi-sour, hoppy, coffee chocolate - simply put - very weird and not integrated. Does not invite a taste.

Taste is hoppy sweet chocolate that is not integrated and finish is a simple bitter. Not one of the most pleasant

 283 characters

Photo of humpty1602
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a dark tan head.
Nose shows chocolate, burnt chocolate cake, soft spicy hops and sultanas.
Decadent flavours. Lots of roasted malt, some dark chocolate, soft lactose sweetness underneath. The booze is a bit aggressive in the finish especially when accompanied by the full-on roasty and hoppy bitterness.
Nice creamy carbonation and syrupy body.

 361 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
By Udder Means from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.