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Lacto-Matic Milk Stout - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Lacto-Matic Milk StoutLacto-Matic Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Reviews by rangel2:
Photo of rangel2
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into CBS 22 oz. snifter.

Not completely black, almost soda-like in color. Cream tan head, with OK retention but stellar lacing.

Aroma of sweet milk, warming caramel. Nothing too over the top but very fantastic.

Tastes is caramel/toffee popcorn, milk chocolate, faint butterscotch that is permissible with the toffee popcorn taste.

Goes down super smooth. Not cloying but certainly sweeter, yet more alcoholy, than other milk stouts I've tried. Too drinkable! AHH! Lingering sweetness that pulls me back in in an elusive search for that Flat 12 hopping I'm used to.

Overall, pretty effin' solid. Will Try again.

More User Reviews:
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 secondtooth
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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 emerge077
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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 ThickNStout
3.56/5  rDev -7%
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.

Photo of DyingBreed
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Enochase04
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of chrismattlin
3.07/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Josiahsouthworth
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of amattocks2
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of liamt07
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler lugged over by CWBlues, into a tulip. Thanks again Cy!

Dark brown/black with minimal tan-brown head. Mild retention and a bit of lace. Nose of cold coffee, darker chocolate and good roast notes. Taste had more roast and coffee but on the lighter nicer side of things. Light sourness from the roast and roast bitterness into the finish slightly lighter medium body and lower carb. A solid milk stout, would be fantastic on nitro.

Photo of Kwoodcock
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Photo of Anino531
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Redglimmer
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of HosP
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint of this at Britton Tavern in Noblesville.

Poured a dark, almost black opaque color. Quarter inch tan head on top. Left some good lacing on the glass. Nose didn't detect a lot of aromas. Some roasted malts, maybe a subtle hint of coffee but little from the nose.

Taste is better than the nose. As it warmed a bit, flavors came out more. Slight coffee, roasted malt flavors throughout. Sweeter taste though. Medium to full body. Low carbonation. Very smooth drink.

Overall a good milk stout. Not to sweet, with good flavors present. Would love to go back and have some more of these some night.

Photo of JDizzle
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of jaidenjb
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of zrab11
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Lacto-Matic Milk Stout from Flat 12 Bierwerks
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