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Mothers Milk Stout - Keegan Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

483 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 28
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Keegan Ales visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Shiredave on 03-07-2004)
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Ratings: 483 | Reviews: 215 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-12-2014 15:52:53 | More by rorjets
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-08-2014 21:26:18 | More by MattXT
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newbrewer_zb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-08-2014 17:48:24 | More by newbrewer_zb
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-05-2014 14:22:06 | More by DrunkinYogi
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-03-2014 00:55:39 | More by drbenderdo
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On at Swifty's Pub in Delmar, NY.

Pours a dark black, with some brown tinges. 2 inch head, mocha-colored, with some good lacing down the glass.

Smells like dark roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla.

The taste is the same, one of the better milk stouts I've had. A bit roastier than typical for the style, this is welcome. Slightly smoky. Some vanilla and chocolate (of the Hershey's syrup type variety and flavor). Some bitter chocolate as well.

Medium bodied, creamy, smooth, classic milk stout mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

This is in the top 5 milk stouts I've had, quite good.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2013 05:28:03 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-30-2013 05:26:54 | More by Sweffin
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Evarigan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-29-2013 21:40:05 | More by Evarigan
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Kais

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-29-2013 18:15:46 | More by Kais
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bf7

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-24-2013 01:36:55 | More by bf7
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-21-2013 21:40:52 | More by sgregory
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brianmandell

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-19-2013 02:57:17 | More by brianmandell
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-06-2013 10:36:36 | More by NonicPanic
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Noodleboyg

Hong Kong

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-05-2013 01:14:17 | More by Noodleboyg
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Jlabs

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-02-2013 16:50:05 | More by Jlabs
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-30-2013 13:24:36 | More by pknyc
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-26-2013 00:21:03 | More by smutty33
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Act25

New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My diet is pale ales and stouts, often layered on each other, so that's my preference.

Appearance: Energetic heads atop a classic stout appearance - pitch black. head leaves a bit of lace and some contoured levels as we consume it.

Smell: Smoke. The smokiest, wood fire stout I know, just like river road in rhinebeck ny (x river from the brewery). Wet fall hudson valley leaves, wet cliffs of earth, a bit of chocolate in the distance with train smoke and diesel. Now we're at the Rhinecliff station.

Taste: Malt and wood fire smoke, followed by hot chocolate, then the lactose, then coffee, hoppy bitter (great combination) and smoke wisp finish. Dry, tingly, satisfying.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a bit creamy with ample carbonation. Sexy and smooth.

Overall: Original. Most smokey. Nostalgic. Romantic. For smokers and for wood fire builders, hudson valley dwellers (or river valley dwellers) down here in the holler the smoke nestles....

Serving type: bottle

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JoeMans

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Ben_Smith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-14-2013 20:31:52 | More by Ben_Smith
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longisland1983

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-09-2013 04:18:18 | More by longisland1983
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iliotib

New York

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

opaque dark maroon/brown color
somewhat foamy head, adheres nicely to the class
faint coffee odor
slightly high carbonation
unsweetened chocolate aftertaste

A bit too much carbonation but a nice stout overall.

Great with sardines.

Nice ABV.

I was harsh in my initial review but upon second and third tries, this beer has grown on me. The carbonation is still a bit too much but the overall taste, including the somewhat hoppy finish, wins out.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 01:19:04 | More by iliotib
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-02-2013 14:20:50 | More by jp312
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BethanyB

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nearly opaque and medium-brown in color. The tan head, which has a sandy appearance, is just one-finger thick, but somehow manages to hang in there.

Smell: Like a toasted sundae: dark malt with chocolate, vanilla, and caramel on top. Altogether, a light bouquet. A bit more roast would round things out.

Taste: A 50/50 balance of roasted malt and powdered cocoa. Seriously, it doesn't get more balanced than this! Not much more going on here, but still pretty much everything you'd expect from an everyday milk stout.

Mouthfeel: Too light for the style. Neither watery, nor slick, but a bit slippery, like cheap silk. Light carbonation certainly didn't help. Still, these factors were not problematic to the extent that they seriously detracted from the overall impression.

Overall: Not the best milk stout I've had, that's for sure. That said, the draft beers at this bar seemed to be experiencing some problems in general. Overall, this was just a little too light and sweet. It needed more roast and more body to get to where it should have been going.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2013 17:46:04 | More by BethanyB
Mothers Milk Stout from Keegan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.