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Lacto-Matic Milk Stout - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 03-14-2011)
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Photo of aklude
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Jishguy
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin black body with a minimal mocha colored head which dissippated in about a minute. The tiniest bit of light shines through.

Immediate aroma is dark fruits, followed by roasted malts and a sweet caramel and chocolate malts.

Taste is dominated by roasted malts, espresso, and chocolate with a hint of dark fruits in the background.

The mouth feel us by far the most disappointing aspect of this beer. Very thin for the style.

Photo of chrismattlin
3.07/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of amattocks2
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Phoneguy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Enochase04
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of instinct2
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of barczar
3.6/5  rDev -6%

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.

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of CBlack85
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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

Photo of jplopez21
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of LukeGude
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Kwoodcock
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.29/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of AMac22
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of rlee1390
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of benloho
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Lacto-Matic Milk Stout from Flat 12 Bierwerks
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.