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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
87
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 03-14-2011)
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Reviews by rangel2:
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rangel2

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

11-14-2011 02:04:40 | More by rangel2
More User Reviews:
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secondtooth

Indiana

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
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-13-2014 18:11:52 | More by ImperatorScab
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

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
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emerge077

Illinois

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
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-01-2014 06:28:04 | More by Booner818
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rlee1390

Indiana

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
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ThickNStout

Georgia

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
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DyingBreed

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-06-2013 22:04:18 | More by DyingBreed
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Josiahsouthworth

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-18-2011 16:38:11 | More by Josiahsouthworth
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-23-2013 02:04:32 | More by HumanParaquat
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

11-20-2012 04:08:09 | More by liamt07
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Kwoodcock


4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-09-2014 21:19:54 | More by Kwoodcock
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

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
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Anino531

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

10-19-2012 17:27:20 | More by Anino531
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Redglimmer


3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-04-2012 02:22:39 | More by Redglimmer
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HosP

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

10-08-2011 16:16:35 | More by HosP
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-17-2012 19:58:41 | More by JDizzle
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.5%

06-03-2012 00:31:12 | More by jaidenjb
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-06-2013 01:18:44 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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zrab11

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-26-2013 01:46:45 | More by zrab11
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-05-2012 01:56:14 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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DCon

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-10-2012 20:42:00 | More by DCon
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-22-2013 06:48:53 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-13-2013 20:40:07 | More by MordorMongo
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Lacto-Matic Milk Stout from Flat 12 Bierwerks
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