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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

271 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 64
Gots: 26 | 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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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -1.2%

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Black on the pour with lighter shades of brown. Long lasting pillowy tan head. A slip of lacing blankets the whole glass.

S: French roast, malted milk balls, fudge, chocolate syrup, brownies. Earthy and woody underneath. Very tight estery berry scent clenched in the middle of it all.

T: Fudge, brownie batter, chocolate syrup. Juicy berry esters are more prominent than the nose would suggest. Roasted coffee beans dominate the mid-palate. Mildly acidic. Subtle earthy hops. Cola. Drawn out finish of woody and earthy roasted malts with a kiss of smoke and a touch of sugary lacto sweetness.

M: On the heftier side of medium bodied. Very creamy and well-rounded. Mild seltzery carbonation supports just enough. Somewhat astringent. Smooth.

O: This one comes as advertised: a well-made milk stout with coffee added. Nothing mind-blowing, but a solid enough beer for sure.

02-01-2013 04:30:43 | More by ryan1788a5
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -6.2%

thanks Gary (RedNeckBeerz)! I had a tiny taste at ORf, but I dont recall it.

I think I poured it too cold, because it has like no carbonation at first. Im sure that will change with time.

The smell, is well sweet cream and coffee. Lots of maltose up front, with a sweet caramel/vanilla smell reminiscent of Victory at Sea, just smaller. Light hint of medium roast coffee adds a nice balance. Roast and malt kind of get lost in the aftermath here. Kind of like a light ST stout.

Holy crap the taste is dominated by acidic, astringent coffee (picture the sharp bite of decent espresso with the body of regular coffee). Super roasted (almost toasted) malt comes in, but with a decent body. Thin for an 8% base stout; if it wasnt for the maltose, this thing would be a freaking black ale or porter.

I want more body,and that nice vanilla/caramel presence, but all I get is an upfront stout. I think it has an identity crisis, and need to pick either milk stout or American Stout, honestly.

01-29-2013 02:05:27 | More by VncentLIFE
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ipc2000

New York

3/5  rDev -25.2%

01-28-2013 03:27:11 | More by ipc2000
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Zkman87

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-27-2013 14:10:28 | More by Zkman87
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-24-2013 03:36:21 | More by RedneckBeerz
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-22-2013 06:30:07 | More by WDJersey
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19%

01-19-2013 05:12:35 | More by drummermattie02
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atr2605

New York

4.33/5  rDev +8%

A-pours black with a thick foamy tan head with outstanding retention and leaves a nice froth
S-roasted coffee and milk chocolate
T-roasted malt and coffee up front, followed by a mocha flavor on the finish and leaving sweet chocolate on the palate
M-medium-full bodied and creamy
O-very solid imperial stout that is well balanced and extremely flavorful

01-17-2013 22:27:36 | More by atr2605
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erogers

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-17-2013 07:28:16 | More by erogers
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-15-2013 02:57:17 | More by DaveHack
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-12-2013 11:03:23 | More by sirsteve42
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Milkysunshine

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-12-2013 00:29:56 | More by Milkysunshine
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-09-2013 01:22:24 | More by Zaphog
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-08-2013 18:46:15 | More by beergorrilla
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Durge

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%

A solid brown-black color with a minor head that quickly slips to a simple light tan ring that leaves a fair lace. The aroma offers a thick butterscotch malt with sweet charcoal that finishes with an ashy fireplace goodness. Kind of different and impressively solid. The flavor brings much the same with burnt malt and vague milk chocolate with just a hint of sweet grass hop. This stuff is solidly medium bodied with a fairly aqueous feel and very subtle carbonation. I really like this as a basic stout with a decided flavor that delivers nicely!

01-08-2013 06:13:11 | More by Durge
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TychoNDC

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-07-2013 19:42:18 | More by TychoNDC
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-04-2013 01:45:26 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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SuyoonShin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-25-2012 03:54:47 | More by SuyoonShin
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

12-24-2012 02:31:39 | More by DrDemento456
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -10.2%

Real nice pitch black pour with foamy dark brown head. Smells delish: coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts, malt. Full bodied and rich malty but it's silky smooth. Like velvet. Clean finish with a warming twang of alcohol. This is solid stout and definitely worth a try.

12-20-2012 02:55:58 | More by andrewjraab
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

12-13-2012 15:54:16 | More by Treb0R
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beastmammoth

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

I had heard a lot about this one and Keegan in general. A pretty big disappointment actually. Amazing dark roast coffee aroma, but a simple light milk stouty taste and the real problem is the body. Weak and thin and a bit highly carbonated. There are good flavors added but the beer which they rest on is meek.

12-13-2012 01:16:36 | More by beastmammoth
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-09-2012 02:09:30 | More by marine1975
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-08-2012 23:24:43 | More by pknyc
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

12-04-2012 03:58:16 | More by egrace84
Joe Mama's Milk Stout from Keegan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.