Elda M Milk Stout - No Label Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -3%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
A: Black. Pours a 1 finger, brown head. Settles slowly. Spotty lacing.
S: Charred grains, licorice, and dark chocolate.
T: Charred grains and coffee are prominent. A little raisin.
M: Thick and heavy. Grainy on the front, slight hint of synthetic sweetness lingers in the finish.
D: Sip and savor.
Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice head but no real lacing. Nose is characteristic of the style... roasted malt, licorice, and chocolate. Charred grains and coffee in the flavor. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.
01-05-2014 07:55:04 | More by bmwats
3.38/5 rDev -7.1%
Fine look to this one with a strong tan head sharply crowning a dark brown brew.
Dark chocolates and subtle dark fruits (plums, grapes) to the nose. Working hard to find more.
Tastes sweet and inviting with notes of marshmallow and chocolate countered by surprising notes of vinegar and earthy hops.
Medium bodied and cream with an alcohol presence that generates just enough warmth.
Underwhelming but tasty enough to prompt more seeking of No Label brews when possible.
11-21-2013 23:08:22 | More by stephens101
3.89/5 rDev +6.9%
Friend brought this back for me from Texas. 12oz bottle into a pint flass.
Pours a .5 finger fine, mocha colored head that dissipates quickly. Beer is pitch black but pretty thin. Lacing is non-existent. Pretty pedestrian.
Nose is heavy on the lactose. Sweet and creamy with some coca cola, roasted malt, and chocolate to round out the flavors. Moderately aromatic and pretty typical. But good.
Opens chocolate milk and cocoa. Waves and waves of lactose sugar smooth out the experience and give a nice, malt backbone. Very creamy. Some coke and roasted malt bitterness right at the end. Finishes with a nutty bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet. Pretty enjoyable.
Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and silky in the mouth and goes down with just the slightest bit of bubbles. Finishes coarse with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Pretty good for the style.
This is a pretty good beer. The lactose presence is very big and even though its pretty one-dimensional, the chocolate, roast, and lactose sweetness are all well integrated. Would drink again!
07-31-2013 02:08:26 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.35/5 rDev -8%
Appearance: Pours an obsidian color with a creamy but modest tan head that leaves a nice pattern of lace
Smell: Charcoal and chocolate, with undertones of lactose
Taste: Ashy chocolate, up front, with a bitter and oddly tart character that develops in the middle; after the swallow, the lactose appears, adding a bit of cream and marshmallow
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: The tart flavor makes for a rather odd addition here; suffers from a lack of a milk chocolate character
Thanks, BeerHunter76, for the opportunity
06-07-2013 02:31:20 | More by brentk56
3.81/5 rDev +4.7%
12 oz. bottle poured into pint at Proudest Monkey, downtown Bryan, TX
L: black-brown ... it's not pure pitch up to the light; tan head but not much of one, no stick or lace (nothing to stick or lace); the super dark brown color is cool, almost unique
S: wood note, burnt oak ... or burning oak; it's not full-on burnt; flowers, seriously ... a light floral note pops through; in the end, it smells like being inside an old wooden home -- frankly pretty awesome
t: follows the nose very well, especially in the soft burnt note -- the malt here is very well toasted but giving off more of a nutty, pecan flavor than that charred/burnt taste stouts often have; a bit of wood; plenty of sweetness but suprisingly tame for a milk/sweet stout. this tastes more like an oatmeal or imperial than a milk/sweet.
F: great standard beer feel, probably awful in terms of keeping to the style, but I love it because instead of that lumpy silky feel you often get with the milk stout, this feels just like a standard midweight brew; plenty of carbonation
O: not bad at all. one thing I really like about it is the overall tameness of the "milk/sweet" part -- other milk stouts often last like a bit of dark-malt beer and a cup of milk thrown into a bag of sugar and mixed, producing a beer simply too sweet even for my notorious sweet tooth. THIS brew doesn't do that; it's much more like a straight-ahead higher ABV american stout, and the "milk/sweet" part is doing nothing more than taming the burnt notes.
i've only had this brew twice and both times at a bar. it's good enough that i'll buy a 6-pack for the house and give it some further investigation.
05-19-2013 08:06:35 | More by Premo88
Elda M Milk Stout from No Label Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.