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Joe Mama's Milk Stout - Keegan Ales

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Joe Mama's Milk StoutJoe Mama's Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

281 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 65
Gots: 28 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Keegan Ales visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: palma on 12-26-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

djrn2, Nov 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a finger high dense tan head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of coffee beans and lactose in the nose.
T: There are strong flavors of lactose in the beer along with some notes of coffee and hints of chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied, creamy and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes very much like a milk stout but feels a little heaver compared to others and has complimentary flavors of coffee beans.

metter98, Sep 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

GRG1313, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

jaydoc, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

JAHMUR, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1L swingtop generously provided by Ethan (whartontallboy).

A - A half-finger of tan foam settles to a thick ring and a few wisps on top, leaving minimal lace. Dark brown body with some ruby hints at the edges of the glass.

S - Coffee, lactose sugar, cocoa nibs that have a faint "green" aroma to them, some roast malt in the periphery.

T - Taste is a little less interesting - mostly roasted malt and chocolate, with light coffee and lactose.

M - Medium carbonation, medium-thin body that seems lighter than the listed 8%. Clean, lightly dry finish.

D - It's a solid imperial milk stout that is more rare than it is delicious. I liked it more than Super Kitty if that's any consolation.

MasterSki, May 31, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

oline73, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

beernads, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Gavage
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: black in color with a thin tan colored head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam.

Smell: loads of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate are bold and pleasurable, and some hints of alcohol linger in the background.

Taste: big bold flavored beer here. Roasted malt and heavy coffee flavors are up front. Some chocolate sweetness compliments the coffee flavors. Bitterness is pretty hearty here along with some hints of alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, nicely smooth at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the flavors glue themselves to the tongue.

Drinkability: an awesome flavored stout that goes down smoothly but slowly. I could see having two or three of these in a long session.

Gavage, May 21, 2009
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

InspectorBob, Oct 20, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 32 ounce bottle/growler filled at DeCiccios in Ardsley, NY. Pours the anticipated black, carbonation seems to be on the low side, but a more agressive pour reveals a tiny bubble film and then nice looking fine sheets of lacing. The nose on this one is of dark coffee grinds and sweet dark malts. Full on coffee infused stout. Yum. Dark grains, burnt grains, coffee, espresso, you get the idea. Nice stuff and gotta love fresh beer from an up and coming local NY state brewery. Go get some and enjoy, especially you stout lovers

Billolick, Jun 07, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with hints of dark brown at the edges when held up to the light and some very light visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a finger tall dense tan head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of coffee beans with just a slight hint of freshly brewed coffee. There is also a moderate amount of lactose/milk stout sweetness to the smell as well.

T: Strong flavors of coffee - freshly brewed - along with some lighter hints of milk chocolate. There is the typical sweetness of a milk stout from the lactose.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer, similar to the other stout I have had from this brewery but with a slightly heavier body and the addition of coffee to the flavor profile - I personally really enjoy a stout with either coffee added or strong coffee flavors so I will likely try this one another time.

dbrauneis, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

wrightst, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Kelp, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Zaphog, Jan 09, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the brewery, passing a quiet afternoon in delightful fashion.

Totally black beer with a nice fluffy head that quickly settles down to a thin band on top. Nicely creamy lacing clings to the glass.

The smell is all coffee and so is the taste. Very freshly brewed black coffee aroma and flavor with a nicely roasty malt backbone. Bittersweet chocolate lurks in the background.

Thin in a good way, just like Mother's Milk. Highly drinkable and very little in the way of noticeable alcohol. Until you drink too much of it!

If you're a coffee fan this one is for you. Doesn't have a thick or heavy mouthfeel or body at all so you may not dig it if you like the bigger thicker stouts.

tobelerone, Sep 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

THECPJ, Feb 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

drummermattie02, Jan 19, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Creetoper for this bottle and to Weebay for getting this one to me.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Poured black with one finger of light brown head. The carbonation appeared fairly high for the style and the head was very light.

S - Sweet milk chocolate and bitter espresso dominate. Some roast, brown sugar and a touch of molasses in the background.

T - Big bitter espresso punch up front that gives way to sweet roasted malts and lactose sugar. Some molasses and semi-sweet chocolate notes are present as well. The finish is bitter and bull of dark roasted coffee flavour.

M - Medium body; creamy. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - I can tell it's a deep shade of black due to the 1/4 inch of mocha colored head. Nice lacing that sticks on all sides of the glass.

S - A fairly nice bouquet of coffee, lactose sugars, and some bakers chocolate. Smells rather nice like a coffee forward stout.

T - I am kind of taken back since I didn't really get much coffee, some bittering hops, bittersweet dark chocolate, lactose sugars, and finally in the finish clinging to the palate some coffee roasty bitterness.

M - Best part of the beer it is velvety and smooth with a medium chewy body. Very easy to drink stout.

Overall I guess my expectations were met it's more of a milk stout ran through coffee grounds and it is very tasty.

DrDemento456, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out the trader who sent me this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from bottle into a balloon wine glass. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, milk, sugar, roasted malt, coffee, and cream. The flavor was of roasted malt, coffee, cream, and dark chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I only recently learned about this one a few weeks ago and was wanting to try it. I was thoroughly surprised to see it come in as an extra. The coffee aspect on this one was definitely the star of the show on both the flavor and aroma. Worth trying if you get the chance.

thagr81us, May 31, 2012
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Joe Mama's Milk Stout from Keegan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.