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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

260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 60
Gots: 22 | 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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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-08-2012 14:09:06 | More by jbuddle
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mocktm

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-03-2012 01:07:04 | More by mocktm
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-02-2012 04:19:56 | More by Hessian257
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vonnegut21

New York

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

Pours deep and murky black. No light making it through this one. Light tan head fades quickly, but leaves significant lacing. Smells of roasted malt with bits of coffee. The coffee really starts to come through as it warms along with slight toffee and perhaps a bit of cocoa. Again, before warming the coffee is a bit subdued but really comes forward as it warms. Bitter chocolate and toffee come through as well. Hides the ABV well. Nicely carbonated and creamy. Smooth on the palate. Overall a very nice imperial coffee stout. I actually prefer it to standard FBS. At the price, this one is tough to beat. A beer that I'm proud to call a local.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 23:38:54 | More by vonnegut21
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 12:25:06 | More by thagr81us
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jacob4999

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19%

05-24-2012 17:34:38 | More by jacob4999
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ncstephen


4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-21-2012 02:19:37 | More by ncstephen
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Whimpers

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-21-2012 02:15:08 | More by Whimpers
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bsimms

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-19-2012 03:06:13 | More by bsimms
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cosmicevan

New York

4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

SO pumped that these were put in 4 packs and FINALLY showed up on LI. enjoyed from a blue point globe.

a - brew poured a deep brown that settled into the glass almost black. there was a generous 2 fingers of milky head that hung out for pictures and the party. nice chunky lacing that coated the glass.

s - as soon as i poured it, i could smell the magic. big roastiness with some milk chocolate coffee. subtle and soft, but really appetizing.

t - GREAT robust flavor. the milk stout base is wonderful and the coffee works wonders on it. i have had this beer a bunch of times and always loved it, psyched to have it in such an accessible package. the coffee adds nice bitterness which contrasts wonderfully off the sweetness of the milk stout.

m - big, bold, robust while still being soft. really great feel.

o - overall, 10.99 for a 4 pack..um...YES!!!! the big bottles were north of $20 making them hard to swallow...and afford. i will most certainly be picking up a bunch of 4 packs so i can enjoy this regularly. hopefully this one will fly under the radar long enough for me to pick up a few more 4 packs. i know i've been eagerly awaiting this to hit LI, and now it is finally here! cheers keegan, always been a fan, but this is one of my favs. now if only we can get super kitty in 4 packs!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 02:49:10 | More by cosmicevan
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Joe Mama's Milk Stout pours a black color, with a small tan head. There is a strong coffee and creamy aroma. There is a nice smokey malty creamy back bone, with heavy and strong coffee bean flavors. Good strong flavors, will stay on the palate for a while. Overall a bit different strong, and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 00:56:08 | More by vette2006c5r
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Heff19

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-12-2012 05:52:36 | More by Heff19
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a completely black color with a finger of finely bubbled mocha brown colored head which dissipates rapidly and leaves absolutely zero lacing
S: nice deeply roasted coffee malts pretty much throughout with just the slightest sweet note on the tail end
T: begins with a smokey coffee note which gives way to a nice gentle sweetness which backs off rapidly the allow the coffee malts to linger on the palate comfortably long afterwards. at the very end of the sip, just before the liquid slides off the palate there is the slightest hint of alcohol but you really need to be careful to even perceive it
M: medium carbonation up front gives way to a nice silky character, leaves the mouth with a nice thin coating
O: i actually really enjoy this quite a bit more than i enjoyed the original mothers milk, there is a nice complexity here and depth but i must say that the coffee malts pretty much take center stage in both the scent and the taste, nicely drinkable and quite tastey, always happy to support an NY brewery

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 00:00:02 | More by BigPlay1824
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, almost black, body with a thin dark brown head. The head did not last five seconds, there is no lacing of the glass. The aroma is coffee and right up front!
Taste is burnt french roast from Starbucks with a sweet malt and sourghum bread flavor. Odd slick almost mettalic aftertaste in the mouthfeel. I usualy enjoy milk stouts very much, but this one missed the mark.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 22:55:20 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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dseiters

Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-04-2012 08:11:25 | More by dseiters
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CloudStrife

New York

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a dark black with a 2 finger khaki head. A little light gets through the bottom of the glass and comes through a deep ruby. Head sticks around for a minute or two before turning to a film. Minimal lacing.

S: Smell of black coffee with notes of alcohol. Some chocolate makes an appearance as well. Certainly that milk stout aroma with some brown sugar too.

T: Good roasty coffee taste with a creme like quality. On the sweet side of the spectrum. Mild chocolate in the taste but it focuses on the coffee.

M: Very smooth, creamy body fairly light for a stout. Quite drinkable if your a fan of coffee.

Overall I am quite happy I got to try this bee. Big fan of milk stouts and coffee flavored stouts. This takes the best of both worlds and combines them for a great finished product.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 00:17:07 | More by CloudStrife
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travMI13

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my quarterly beer club. No bottling date. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a rich, velvety black with some reddish hues. A couple fingers of tan head sit on top of the body. Very good head retention.

S: Smells of rich coffee with vanilla cream and hints of chocolate. The coffee dominates the nose and pulls me in. This is incredibly inviting.

T: The coffee and vanilla cream dominate up front. The chocolate comes in on the back end. Really digging how well the flavors blend together with this one.

M: Rich, velvety, and creamy. I love that about this beer. For an imperial stout, the body is incredibly thin, so I have to grade it as such. However, for a milk stout, it is right in line. Make no mistake about it: I love the mouthfeel of this. It's one of my favorite things about this brew.

O: This is a very worthwhile brew. I had never heard of Keegan Ales before, but they did an excellent job with Joe Mama's Milk Stout. Would definitely buy this again if it was available to me. The only thing keeping me from seeking it out in the future is my access to other great coffee stouts. That being said, I would never turn this down.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 03:06:33 | More by travMI13
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tacoboat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-27-2012 20:03:51 | More by tacoboat
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Poured a deep brown- nearly black color with a big billowy light brown head. The head at a moderate pace at first, but then left a persistent ½ finger head on the brew. This faded very slowly to give a good level of lacing.

Smell – Sweet aroma of milk are quite heavy in this brew. There are some lighter aromas of roasted malt and some very light chocolate notes.

Taste – A nice cocoa flavor greets the tongue and stays present throughout the taste. The initial taste has flavors of vanilla sweetness mixed within. Towards the middle the sweetness intensifies, but instead of vanilla in flavor, a milky sweetness of lactose comes to the tongue. Mixed with the cocoa it brings a milk chocolate flavor to the brew. At the very end the milk chocolate is meet with some light coffee and a moderate alcohol flavor which leave a very pleasant flavor in the mouth.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a lower level of carbonation. While a little bit more creaminess would have done the flavors more justice the mouthfeel is good none the less.

Overall – A good drinking mild stout with some great flavors. One to sit back with on a nice cooler evening and sip on with pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 00:16:21 | More by Darkmagus82
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rjpetrizzo


4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-26-2012 03:27:12 | More by rjpetrizzo
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-25-2012 01:46:45 | More by DangerDawg
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-18-2012 23:10:32 | More by stevec32
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Firkin-Bunghole

New York

4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review written from notes
Purchased a growler of this on multiple locations from local bottle shops
Appearance-Dark brown in color with very small head.
Smell-Milk chocolate, coffee, and brown sugar aromas
Taste-The coffee mixes wells with sweet milk- chocolate. You can taste the extras: coffee & brown sugar that Keegan Ales put into this compared to the base of Mother's Milk and it pays off.
Mouthfeel-Full mouthfeel. The sugar and coffee lingers.
Overall-Reading the description of this beer as the big brother to Mother's Milk is pretty apt. This beer could be the Joe DiMaggio to Dominic or Peyton to Eli. I hope that this beer becomes more readily available in a 4-pack or bottles smaller than the monster-size 1 qt 1.8 fl oz. Thanks to the folks at Keegans for making an amazing beer and glad I live in NY where I can easily obtain it.

Serving type: growler

04-10-2012 01:31:00 | More by Firkin-Bunghole
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Doccordian

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

03-24-2012 22:42:27 | More by Doccordian
Joe Mama's Milk Stout from Keegan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.