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Milk Stout - Lancaster Brewing Company

Milk StoutMilk Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

871 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%


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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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass

A: Rich deep cola black, gleaming with a bit of ruby. One and a half finger head that is quite transient. Moderate level of lacing in the creamy/tan colored head, jet and opaque, Medium looking viscosity

S: Light roasted smell with a coco chocolate blend. There is a cola undertone with perhaps an anise note or two. The aroma of bitter coffee wanders in the background. The dominant nose is burnt sugars and dark chocolate roast, sweet and mellow.

T: Milky sweetness with a subdued tartness. Cannot tease out any hop character. The sweetness comes in several stages, but seems a little diluted. Roasted malt, sugar, cola, and dark chocolate/coffee each reveal themselves, but not in a pungent fashion. Although no particular flavor is super strong or easily discerned, they combine for a layered experience.

M: Very light carbonation, and smooth. Medium-Light bodied, with little aftertaste. Creamy, but not frothy, subsides quickly. Goes down quickly.

O: Clearly a milk stout, and definitely sweet. I feel this has high drinkability for a beer of its style. Substantially the best offering I’ve had by Lancaster Brewery. I wish the body was a little more viscous and some of its flavors more pronounced, though the combination is quite nice. Living in Philly, love paying some respect to the area.

On a side note, I love the label artwork. (Different from the one pictured in the top left).

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 02:15:12 | More by ZagZagg
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Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.