Udder Love - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Picked up a 22oz bomber at Holiday Wine for a damn fair price of $5. and poured it into a Stone Woot stout branded snifter.
Pours black as midnight with a two-finger tan head, fairly good retention and lacing as well. Aroma is roasted coffee and sweet taffy, camp fire, dark chocolate, light bready finish. Flavor is on point with the nose - chocolate is more pronounced when the coffee notes fade, finish is like chocolate milk - super tasty! Mouthfeel is big, but not over the top, creamy and silky, lightly carbonated - perfect for the style. Overall one of the tastier milk stouts i've had in a while...and there are a lot popping up in So-Cal lately. A great way to kick off a sunny Saturday afternoon in Ocean Beach!
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2013 23:13:02 | More by DeanMoriarty
3.99/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Big thanks to robL for the growler. Had hoped to save this to share with friends, but it needs to be drunk! Tasted 9 March 2013, reviewed from notes.
Pours black and thick, deep brown at the edges. Well-carbonated, surprisingly so after a chunk of time in the growler. One and a half fingers of soft mocha medium-tan head. Great retention, good lacing. Really nice.
Smell is darn near perfect for a milk stout. A gentle dark roast, with a bit of woody char, as the base. Dancing in front of that is a delicate milky sweetness. The two pieces are far on the light and dark ends, but they work together fantastically. I get occasional candy notes, dashes of whipped cream. Quite good.
Taste is also really solid, though the two parts don't work together quite as well. In the taste, they overlap more, piling up into a messier blend. The sweetness and lactose are dominant, with the roast mostly buried. Because of that, it's more like drinking wood-flavored cream, which is tasty enough, but kinda odd.
Mouthfeel bounces between the good and the bad sides of milk stout. Sometimes it feels slick and smooth, other times it feels like heavy cream. Gentle carbonation. On balance, it's pretty good.
Lots of things about this beer are gentle, soft, delicate. It drifts from being really well-balanced to overly milky and sweet. Udder Love is an appropriate name, as you need to love milk to love this beer. I like milk, and I like the beer.
Serving type: growler
03-10-2013 03:53:20 | More by zeledonia
4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On-tap at Beachwood Brewing
Pours black in color with a nice tan head on it. Strong roasted malt aroma along with moderate coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Nice sweetness to it from the lactose and a bit of toffee. The flavor has a strong coffee and roasted malt flavor that is balanced nicely by the sweetness of the lactose and the creamy milk flavor. A touch of chocolate on the back end with a nice creaminess on the tongue.
Serving type: on-tap
08-04-2012 04:08:11 | More by womencantsail
3.93/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On nitro at the original Beachwood BBQ. On to the beer:
This milk stout has a black body with a subtle hue of red mixed in. That nitro head is creamy, staps up forever, and leaves plenty of creamy lace around the glass. The nose is a classic mix of creamy milk with some coffee. That's appealing for sure, though a little hard to get in the nose at first.
Dark chocolate and cream make the taste. There's a soft roasted edge which provides a break from the overall sweet flavor. It's medium bodied, slightly creamy, and a easy one to drink.
Milk stouts seem they're becoming more and more difficult to find. Props to Beachwood BBQ & Brewing to brewing one, but more importantly brewing one that does the style justice.
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-27-2012 18:33:30 | More by DoubleJ
4.4/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Milk stouts are hard to come by and Bwood did a great job
A-great dark color with cascading happening=beer movie
T-roasted and a nice sweetness as expected. Even on a hot day..great
M-as smooth as Travolta in Saturday Night Fever..but with more style....
O-love this style and Bwood nailed it. Nope to see this as on regular rotation.
On tap at Beachwood BBQ-Seal Beach
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-26-2012 20:07:53 | More by xhuskr
4.05/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On cask at Beachwood I,
A: Pours black with a medium tan head, some solid lace.
S: Whoppers, lots of malted Instant Breakfast, vanilla, choclate.
T: Some light roasted character, lactose sugar, milk chocolate, vanilla, cream.
M: Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy again. Soft carbonation.
O: Milk Stout is such a hard style to find here in the Southland, I'm glad a local brewer decided to brew one, and it's quite good. Not as good as Port's Cow Stout or Left Hand Milk Stout, but it'll be on-tap for a while, and I'm glad to see it here.
Serving type: cask
07-01-2012 00:51:32 | More by Halcyondays
4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really rich and flavorful sweet stout. Attractive beer in the tall half-liter nonic. Beige foamy head on a black brew. Nice aroma of roast malt and cocoa.
Very strong chocolate flavor. Also malted milk. I'm ready for one of these and a bedtime story. Rich and sudsy in the mouth. Some grainy flavor is nicely smoothed over by the silky chocolate milk. Burnt malt in the background and a final bitter aftertaste. Quite delicious if you like a stout on the sweet side.
On tap at Tiger Tiger in San Diego. This was a good one, thanks!
10/16/2013 update: Had this in the 22 oz bottle. Beautiful big foam and sudsy mouthfeel. Lots and lots of roasted malt and burnt sugar. A pleasant grainy taste and not overly sweet.
Serving type: on-tap
06-27-2012 06:44:56 | More by mactrail
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Pours an opaque black with a dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, lactose sugar, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness with each sip. This beer is somewhat thin and watery with a slight amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a good milk stout but the mouthfeel is lacking in my opinion.
Serving type: on-tap
06-19-2012 01:57:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
Udder Love from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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