Chocolate Milk Stout - 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 210 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
4.06/5 rDev +2.5%
Appearance: black, faint brown edges, light brown head, 2 fingers, light lace, frothy.
Aroma: light roast, lactos, sugar, cocoa, vanilla.
Taste: sweet cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, toasted malts, faint char, coffee, vanilla hints.
***Has a nice body for the low ABV, creamy, but clean. Nice chocolate flavors, not too sweet, with a nice balance. Quite enjoyable.
02-21-2013 21:53:13 | More by EgadBananas
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
Pours a dark woody brown, near black, with a huge tall head. Poured into a Perennial glass, the head is just as tall as the body.
Smells like chocolate brownie batter, milk, somewhat bitter coffee. Smells wonderful.
Tastes more bitter, more of the coffee flavor. Some chocolate and milk again, but much less rich than the nose suggested. Still very good.
As others have noted, even though there's plenty of carbonation and this is very frothy, the mouthfeel is slightly thin. It's still good, just not what your expect for such an otherwise dark and rich beer
This is a really nice chocolate milk stout. I'm glad so many breweries are experimenting with this style now as I really love it.
02-18-2013 03:09:25 | More by AlexFields
2.91/5 rDev -26.5%
Tasted 16 February 2013.
Pours black in the glass, deep brown at the edges. Half-finger of pale tan head, relaxes to a thin ring around the surface, and a touch of lacing.
Smell is a light milk stout topped with woody cacao and coffee. It's thin; fortunately the lactose adds some body and smoothness. A touch of smoke leaks in from the dark roast. But mostly it's bottom and top, and hollow in the middle. Lacking body, oomph, robustness.
Taste is thin, a bit flat, and dominated by a char bitterness and wood. I get very little milk or chocolate, which is disappointing. This beer isn't terrible, but I'd have a hard time calling it good.
Mouthfeel is fine. It's a low-ABV stout, so it's not super surprising that it's thin. But the milky feel isn't there, and it's even thinner than I'd expect. Carbonation is fine.
Nothing impressive about this one. As I said above, it's not terrible. But I'm not loving it.
02-17-2013 01:54:51 | More by zeledonia
2.79/5 rDev -29.5%
A: Poured into pint glass, hazy brown head with large bubbles finished off into a cracker-thin brown head. Body - dark, but when put up to the light you can see it is a dark, dark, tobacco brow.
S: Dark Chocolate right off the bat. Notes of coffee, and toasted malts faint scent of dried apricots/cherries.
T: Chocolate cover cherries, with a dry hop finish. Interesting
M: Perhaps the weakest part of the experience. Thin, light, effervescent with not what I was expecting. I will be honest disappointed. I wanted that thick, milky experience - this beer just did't have it.
O: Eh, I wanted to like this beer. But in the end it taste like a brown ale with cacao nibs added. I wouldn't recommend this, especially four the price.
01-27-2013 02:17:13 | More by theruckus33
3.98/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a lighter brown shade, huge billowing tan head of foam, fairly long lasting retention also. Halo of delicate lacing in the glass, looks pretty nice.
Milk chocolate aromas, some husky black malt underneath that.
Very light bodied, authentic chocolate flavors mingle with roasted malt and coffee flavors. Initial natural sweetness and lingering dry roast, clean feel. Deceptively simple, though more than the sum of its parts.
Thanks to Mark & Kathy for this one!
01-24-2013 03:15:03 | More by emerge077
4.14/5 rDev +4.5%
A - Opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger,light brown head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of sweet milk chocolate and cocoa nibs.
T - Good chocolate flavor like cocoa nibs, some roastiness and just a touch of bitterness.
M - It was crisp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.
O -This is a really delicious beer. I can't say enough about how much every 4 Hands beer impressed me. Keep 'em coming.
01-19-2013 21:42:27 | More by zeff80
Chocolate Milk Stout from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.