Lacto-Matic Milk Stout - Flat 12 Bierwerks
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3.74/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
07-16-2014 20:28:22 | More by Brutaltruth
4.29/5 rDev +10.6%
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.
02-21-2014 14:30:51 | More by PHBoiler
3.73/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
02-07-2014 01:24:43 | More by rlee1390
3.59/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
01-22-2014 20:43:21 | More by secondtooth
3.56/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
01-12-2014 23:27:34 | More by ThickNStout
3.54/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
01-11-2014 20:07:40 | More by BarryMFBurton
3.94/5 rDev +1.5%
Dark brownish black color, spotty lace and a thin layer of foam that doesn't last long.
Subdued aromas of chocolate, banana, and a light sweetness.
Smooth and creamy with a light, easy drinking feel, chocolatey and roasty without being overly sweet. Aftertaste is slightly dry and roasty. Overall a nice little milk stout.
Thanks to Howard for this one!
12-30-2013 03:25:52 | More by emerge077
Lacto-Matic Milk Stout from Flat 12 Bierwerks
87 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.