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Lacto-Matic Milk Stout - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 03-14-2011)
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Photo of instinct2
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

instinct2, Yesterday at 01:34 AM
Photo of barczar
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Cocoa and nutty malt dominate, along with lacto sweetness and a hit of roast malt. Flavor is fairly roasty initially, along with a touch of an acrid character, with lactose hitting mid palate for a touch of sweetness, finishing fairly bitter and a touch charred. A bit too burnt for my liking.

barczar, Sunday at 07:35 PM
Photo of MasterPenguins
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MasterPenguins, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of CBlack85
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

The beer pours a deep mahogany with a monster tan head that recedes slowly leaving behind a generous amount of lacing. The overabundance of head when pouring this beer is almost annoying, it took about 10 minutes just to get the whole beer poured.

The beer smells of roasted malt and chocolate, not overpowering but pleasant.

The taste consists of roasted malts and is slightly bitter, not much sweetness from the lactose, and just a hint of chocolate. The body is a little thinner than I like in a milk stout, it seems as though they skimped on the lactose and were just a little heavy handed with the roasted barley.

Overall, this is not a bad beer, if I didn't know that they were going for a milk stout I would think that this was a solid offering for a standard stout, but it is definitely missing something for a milk stout

CBlack85, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of jplopez21
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of LukeGude
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Flat 12, this milk "stout" pours a dark amber/brown---not black. HUGE tan head that keeps going and going with clinging lacing. Aromas of chocolate and sweet roasted malts. Taste is slightly bitter up front, almost burnt with some hop bitterness intertwined. Sweet malts coming through on the back round this one out. A solid milk stout, but lacking in a lot of depth.

Brutaltruth, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

TwelveOunces, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Nunya, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of ImperatorScab
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ImperatorScab, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jkball01, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Kwoodcock
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Kwoodcock, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of PHBoiler
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured to perfection on the nitro tap at The Pint in West Lafayette. Huge creamy tan head that tasted almost like vanilla ice cream. Smell was deep and roasty. Taste was creamy, chocolatey, and had a bit of roast. Really well balanced and drinkable milk stout. Not sure how it would be without the nitro tap, but it was fantastic on nitro. At 5% ABV, this would be a go-to for me if it was local. Definitely a beer that you could suggest to a person that enjoys Guinness.

PHBoiler, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of AMac22
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

AMac22, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear amber when pouring, black in the glass but clear around the edges. Not much carbonation or head.

S-Roasted malt, some smoke, very slight oats, tad chocolate. Not getting the sweet lactose smell I'd expect.

T-Roasted malt, some sweetness via the lactose but not much. Some chocolate. Not much else. For a sweet stout this isn't that sweet.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation and almost watery.

O-Was expecting more. Doesn't have the sweet flavor of a milk stout but the rest of the beer doesn't hold up that well either.

rlee1390, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Booner818, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of benloho
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

benloho, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Nolen12, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ChrisWashington
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ChrisWashington, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Cris4545
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Cris4545, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown (nearly black) with ruby highlights into my Founders Breakfast Stout glassware. Carbonation is nonexistent. No head, no lace, no happy.

Aroma is pleasing, though. I get chocolate. Certainly no problem there.

Taste is, at first, bittersweet chocolate. There's an undercurrent of char in there, as well as a tinge of dark fruit underneath it all. Drinks very smoothly, and this is a solid milk stout, but not exceptional.

secondtooth, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of ThickNStout
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from zrab11 (thanks Zach!). It's hard to read but I think it was bottled in 10/2013. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours dark like black tea with an eighth finger cream hued head. Not much retention but a good bit of lace.

Smells of lactose, cocoa and dark malts.

Taste follows the nose. Lactose sweetness, milk chocolate, creamed coffee and roasty malt.

Light feel but just enough body to come across as creamy. Very little carbonation. Roasty malts and chocolate milk linger in the aftertaste.

A no frills, straight forward milk stout. Solid but nothing ground breaking.

ThickNStout, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

An Indianapolis beer before the Colts game – cheers!

A: Dark, dark brown, like black coffee. Slight dusting of tan head: very little retention and lacing.

S: A nose of alluring cookies and cream: milk chocolate, creamy vanilla, and fresh-ground coffee. Smells decadent and delicious.

T: Chalky mineral water and chocolate milk? Yeah, it tastes a bit strange. Besides that oddity, though, there are tastes of vanilla, Hershey’s chocolate, char, and a hint of herbal, minty hops. The finish is lightly metallic, along with that undeniable lactose aftertaste: buttery, with a creamy banana sweetness.

M: Low carbonation with a milky texture, a feel that’s just about pub-style.

O: This is a good beer in small amounts, but finishing the bottle is not happening. It’s cloyingly sweet with some odd tastes, but overall, this is a tasty beer. That said, though, I doubt I’ll be drinking it again anytime soon.

BarryMFBurton, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

roger617, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of target88
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

target88, Jan 01, 2014
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Lacto-Matic Milk Stout from Flat 12 Bierwerks
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.