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Udder Love - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-19-2012)
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Reviews by zeledonia:
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3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

zeledonia, Mar 10, 2013
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Appearance - Black body with some transparency at the edges. Not much of a head. Thin collar and some bubbles at the edges.

Smell - Lots of lactose. Milk chocolate and some light roasted coffee.

Taste - Still lots of lactose, but it has a nice deep chocolate flavor. Flavor drops off in the back and leaves just lactose.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Kinda sweet. Well carbonated.

Overall - First beer from Beachwood that hasn't really impressed me. Then again it's a milk stout and I doubt it ever would have.

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05/02/2014 – Half Pint

A: Dark chocolate brown body that nears a coal black look at the core. Dark but thin enough to give evidence of some streaming bubbles. Loose fitting cap of dark khaki suds. Low amount of actual hang time as it dies down to a few swirls in the glass. Light dots of stick are sprinkled throughout the drink.

S: Milk chocolate and bittersweet cacao abound from the glass. Underneath lies some dark roasted malts and toasted cereals. Rich like chocolate malted milk ball. Even the aromas seems silky smooth here and really has my mouth watering.

T: Smooth milk chocolate with morsels of bittersweet and dark meld into hints of coffee roast and dark grains. There are some dark caramels at play with the lactose giving off a satisfying sweetness to the beer. It is a little light with no alcohol coming through and a low amount of bitterness. And it turns a touch chalky but otherwise this is pretty good. Some dark fruit and berry starts to surface as the beer warms up to room temp. A perfect little cordial that brings the right amount of sweetness without becoming too filling.

M: A moderately full bodied brew but also somewhat thin if that makes any sense at all. Dat silky smooth feel though from the sugary lactose and oats in the grist. Stumbles into some chalky territory at times but not in a very bad way. Super clean on the finish.

D: I do love a good chocolate stout and this one is solid. It does get a touch thin and chalky at times but the flavors are nice and really start to develop as the beer sits.
A great little dessert item to my delicious lunch stay here in the LBC.

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Udder Love from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.