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Portsmouth Milk Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth Milk StoutPortsmouth Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 23
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Medium-bodied and black in color, this unique stout is brewed with thirty pounds of lactose, an unfermentable milk sugar that imparts a very smooth, roasty character in this “sweet” stout.

(Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 02-15-2006)
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-31-2014 08:06:24 | More by zestar
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-16-2014 13:07:47 | More by Fettpopps
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phuntasy

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-14-2014 05:27:24 | More by phuntasy
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-05-2014 02:36:41 | More by johnnnniee
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with ruby highlights; the modest cap leaves a few squiggles of lace

Smell: Milk chocolate and tart cherry

Taste: Milk chocolate, up front, with the tart cherry flavors taking over in the mid-palate; chocolate-covered tart cherries linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This bottle has a few years of age and the lactose has become lactic; I understand that was not the original intent but I kind of like it

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 23:17:35 | More by brentk56
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-31-2013 19:26:50 | More by ajcormier
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-25-2013 21:30:43 | More by kjfinnerty
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-24-2013 01:50:40 | More by NightINgale
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-10-2013 00:08:14 | More by mattparsons
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-23-2013 05:48:40 | More by Kelp
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rayman2112

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-22-2013 01:49:52 | More by rayman2112
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-16-2012 03:00:45 | More by t0rin0
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anewlanguage

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-27-2012 17:26:05 | More by anewlanguage
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davey101

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Purchased from the brewery back in early June, 2012.

A - Dark black body, impressive three finger high light mocha head. Solid lacing and retention. Beer settles down to a thin cap with thick edging.

S - Milk chocolate, coffee, roasty malts, light vanilla and a touch of lactic sugar sweetness.

T - Sweet with notes of milk chocolate and vanilla. Finishes lightly bitter with roasty malts and some of that distinctive sweet stout twang. Mouth feel leaves a lot to be desired. Somewhat on the thin side.

O - Pretty average milk stout. Still damn tasty and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 02:41:13 | More by davey101
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-28-2012 03:01:12 | More by raythealeman
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projektyle

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-13-2012 18:40:21 | More by projektyle
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-03-2012 21:27:22 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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jmilo64

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-26-2012 22:35:13 | More by jmilo64
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sincereNc

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-16-2012 06:13:12 | More by sincereNc
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle from inlimbo77; thank you! Poured into a DFH snifter.

Pours a dark brown color with some lighter, almost cherry colored hues towards the edges of the glass. A thin veil of tan head develops, but dissipates to a ring and some swirling legs across the surface of the liquid. Small, scattered bubbles cling to the glass as lacing. The aroma is rather subdued, with not a whole lot jumping out. What is noticeable, however, is very inviting: light cane sugar, toasted marshmallow, hints of milk chocolate, caramel, and a bit of roasted malt. The flavor is similar, consisting of light cacao, sugar, caramel, milk chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of charred wood and dark cherries. Very well balanced and more complex than the nose had let on. Mouthfeel is very smooth for a stout, and feels a bit thinner-bodied as is par for the style. Finishes cleaner than expected, with only a slight marshmallow aftertaste. Overall, this is a well done, easy to drink milk stout that I really enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 01:27:06 | More by eclipse54
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fvernon

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A part of a wonderful trade from dpowers - thanks! Bomber with no known date (although from the brewery's cooler, so probably not that old). Poured into my portsmouth brewery snifter.

Out of the bottle it is a black cherry red, but takes on close-to-black colors once in the glass. No head at first, then a building crescendo of beige bubbles rise up to provide a nice, albeit incredibly short-lived, tan head. Traces down to a ring around the sides of the class quickly. The smell is primarily of a chocolate malt ball, and taste is a bit thin at first but quickly translates into a chocolate malt shake with a surprising and satisfying hop bitterness at the end.

It's a little under-carbonated, even for the style, and also a bit muted in the nose and initial taste, but the majority of the sip is rather nice with a good finish. Definitely an enjoyable, easy-to-drink stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 00:46:05 | More by fvernon
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at the brew pub bottle shop on 1/22/12. Big thanks to my sister for picking up while in town on business. Poured into DFH signature glass on 1/27/12. Split 3-ways.

A: Pours a deep dark brown. Not a lot of head. What's there is a light tan color. Lacing bits. Shocked to see ABV feet.

S: Soft milk chocolate and coffee. Smells really inviting. Not like some of the abrasive smells that you might get from a bigger stout (RIS or coffee forward ones).

T: Really a nice smooth little sip. A little soft coffee bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Then you get smooth milk chocolate and some coffee on the middle of the mouth. Not a ton of bitterness on the close, it's pleasant. The carbonation is nice and helps the beer maintain an almost silky feel.

M: Full bodied. But not like and imperial with total mouth coat.

O: I actually really enjoyed this one. I wish I could have tried next to the coffee version to see the differences. Very solid representation of the style IMO. Another solid beer from Portsmouth.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 13:56:09 | More by inlimbo77
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-01-2012 23:27:19 | More by phingdong
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-29-2012 02:25:47 | More by ejimhof
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Miamilice

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-18-2012 02:04:18 | More by Miamilice
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Portsmouth Milk Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.