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Elda M Milk Stout - No Label Brewing Company

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83
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
No Label Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.89% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pwsoldier on 12-19-2011

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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 12
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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Elda M Milk Stout from No Label Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.