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Lacto-Matic Milk Stout - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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87
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
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 schoolcb:
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schoolcb

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

By far their best beer. Had a sample at the brewery. Pours a dark dark brown, with a large creamy brown head that persisted (on nitro). Aroma was sweet maltiness, rich roast, and a hint of coffee. Flavors were rich, sweet, roasty malt, coffee-like flavors. Body was on the medium-light side. They had about 12 beers available for sampling and I ran through the entire list and this one was heads above the rest.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-12-2011 13:57:21 | More by schoolcb
More User Reviews:
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 20:28:22 | More by Brutaltruth
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-29-2014 01:59:41 | More by TwelveOunces
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Nunya

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-26-2014 01:10:22 | More by Nunya
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-13-2014 18:11:52 | More by ImperatorScab
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-12-2014 18:59:02 | More by jkball01
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Kwoodcock


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-21-2014 14:30:51 | More by PHBoiler
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AMac22

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-09-2014 02:29:39 | More by AMac22
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 01:24:43 | More by rlee1390
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-29-2014 18:47:08 | More by benloho
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-28-2014 20:09:28 | More by Nolen12
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ChrisWashington

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-25-2014 03:38:44 | More by ChrisWashington
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Cris4545

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16%

01-25-2014 03:04:19 | More by Cris4545
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 20:43:21 | More by secondtooth
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.56/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 23:27:34 | More by ThickNStout
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 20:07:40 | More by BarryMFBurton
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roger617

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-10-2014 22:09:42 | More by roger617
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target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-01-2014 20:08:43 | More by target88
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emerge077

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:25:52 | More by emerge077
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-21-2013 01:50:24 | More by NooseJustice
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-10-2013 21:44:59 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Theniz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-04-2013 18:49:42 | More by Theniz
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Lacto-Matic Milk Stout from Flat 12 Bierwerks
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.