Joe Mama's Milk Stout - Keegan Ales
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3.79/5 rDev -5.5%
Poured into an english pint. Pours black with a finger length tan head that dissipates slowly into a cap. I could smell coffee the second I opened the bottle, which leads to roasty coffee just dominating the nose. Dark chocolate is detected though as well. Taste opens up a bit more sweetness to it up front, but the coffee flavors are very strong after that. Coffee flavors also linger for a short while. Drinks very easy for 8%.
Overall: Very good stout, but the coffee was a bit too much to separate itself into the elite category.
11-03-2013 00:57:37 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
3.93/5 rDev -2%
Pours dark brown with a thin, soapy head that fades quickly; lacing is minimal. Smells very similar to the Founders Breakfast Stout that I had just the night before. If you haven't guessed it yet, there's an abundance of coffee infused into this beer. It's as if I just stuck my nose inside a can of Folgers Mountain Blend.
There is a bitter taste upfront, but it smooths itself out towards the end. It's just a smidge on the thin side for an 8% stout, but I'm not complaining. I wouldn't call this a session beer, however, it is pretty damn close. Although, at 8% (which is masked quite well) I could only see myself getting through about 3-4 of these before the room started to spin!
Note: I had the privilege of having this fresh from a growler sometime ago, and I remember it tasting far superior to the offering I am having tonight. Either way, this is a solid milk stout and is one I have no problem recommending.
10-09-2013 23:44:35 | More by Goldfish19
3.88/5 rDev -3.2%
12oz bottle generously extra'd by Rob. Opened up with a buddy today, 9/5/2013. Poured into a 12oz water glass (since that's all my friend had). Review #192
All I can say is that this is the most carbonated beer I've ever opened up. I literally poured one ounce into my glass and it foamed up all the way to the top. Massive, massive mocha head with insane retention. It was ridiculous how carbonated this was. We had to wait probably a solid 4-5 minutes in between before we could pour more beer in there.. and by the time it all settled down, it was already halftime for the football game. Otherwise once things settled down, it revealed a dark brown, nearly black body. Thick collar, decent lacing. It was cool, but that overcarbonation messed things up.
Smells like cold pressed coffee with milk creamer. Straight up, mixed in with some dark chocolate. Delicious!
And of course the taste is a fairly typical coffee milk stout but excellent flavour profile. The sweet lactose and milk chocolate balances out the black cold-pressed coffee bitterness very well.
Mouthfeel is actually quite creamy and smooth. Body is thinner full bodied, and very well carbonated. Finish is mostly the lactose and milk chocolate sweetness, and finishes quite dry.
Very good milk stout, carbonation issues aside. It makes for a painful wait while waiting for the head to die down. But the smell, flavour profile and mouthfeel helps make up for some of that. Recommend trying if you like coffee and milk and stouts all in one package.
09-06-2013 05:03:47 | More by Stevedore
Joe Mama's Milk Stout from Keegan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.