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Milk Stout - Lancaster Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

922 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 35
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We are proud to offer this traditional English Sweet Stout that's bursting with roasted barley flavor. A dark ale, Milk Stout has just a touch of sweetness provided by an addition of non-fermentable lactose sugar.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002)
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Dantes

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Package: 12oz. crowned brown longneck bottle. No specific bottling/consume-by date or ABV noted. Notations: “not pasteurized,” “brewed with lactose,” and “brewed naturally with no preservatives.” Straightforward label with cow’s head and large “Milk Stout” name.

Cost: freebie

Presentation: Shaker pint at ~45º

Appearance: Extreme brown opacity, with the slightest glow at the bottom of the glass when held to the light. Generated a strong, dense, three-fingered, malted-milk colored head, that slowly resolved to about one finger in depth which renewed itself. Archetypical stout.

Smell: Very roasty, with a deep char smell, bitter chocolate, and Kenya-like acidic coffee. Perhaps a bit sharper in the nose than I expected. Promises a great deal of flavor.

Taste: Somewhat disappointing after the big, full aroma. Strong, sharp, burnt coffee and chocolate flavors overwhelm any nuances I was hoping to find. As I digested the first sips, I began to detect the underlying sweetness from the lactose and roasted malts. Two-dimensionable. Somewhat sour note from the lactose is more reminiscent of the Ohio-brewed Mackesons than the super-smooth “original.” Lacked the deep fruitiness of the best milk stouts.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin considering the depth of its opacity and the strength of the aroma. More highly carbonated on the tongue than I expected. Does not possess the silky mouthfeel or heavy body I expect in a milk/cream/sweet stout. Still, it does deliver a nice, flavorful finish.

Drinkability: A nicely drinkable stout. Delivers substantial amount of flavor in a remarkably “light-bodied” stout.

Backwash: A good rendition of this all-too-rare style. I don’t have a lot to which I can compare this, but it isn’t up to the benchmark imported Mackeson’s, an old favorite. Sadly, there aren’t enough genuine milk stouts around anymore, so it is wonderful to have the opportunity to try this. With a bit more body, a smoother sweetness, and finer carbonation Lancaster would have a star offering. As it is, it is a good, but not great, stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2003 22:10:28 | More by Dantes
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Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.