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Milk Stout - Lancaster Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

872 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 872
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:

The Milk Stout is the furthest you can get from extreme beer, as the style oozes of old school tradition of a tame dark beer. Give thanks to American brewers on keeping this style alive. Brewed with lactose.

Bubbly thick, dense froth holds its three fingers of height for a good while. Black chestnut color is nearly opaque. Malted milk shake, mocha latte and a hint of cookie dough in the aroma. Silky mouthfeel with a very smooth carbonation. Mild milk chocolate comes to mind, malted milk balls and light roasted coffee within. Brown bread, kiss of molasses and faint, watery raisins in the back end. Hop bitterness is just high enough to be noticeable and helps to keep an even keel here. Lactose twang and malt sweetness in the middle with more mild roasted flavors in the sweet finish.

The sweetness is there but never to the point of being cloying. Very drinkable with a layered complexity.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 13:17:19 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Todd

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black, opaque brew topped with a semi-meringue coffee colored cream head. Light stick. Settles to a thin, but covering lace. Decent head retention.

Distinct, big and bold aroma of sweet coffee (syrup) milk. The coffee aroma is amazing!

Smooth, silky and extremely fluffy on the palate. Firm malt body, that kicks things off with a nice roasted/molasses twang, followed by coffee, an earthiness, burnt chocolate edges and a peanut nuttiness that sneaks in towards the finish. The added lactose is felt in the body, and the beer is sweet, keeping with the style, but not at all overwhelming. Gentle flash of citrus bitterness, with a very brief dry sourness beneath the malty backbone. Finish is dry, a bit pasty, with notes of grain and a lingering earth and "coffee breath" character.

This is one helluva a Milk Stout. I highly recommend allowing the beer to warm up for a bit and allow the malt complexities to pull through. Lovely stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2004 21:42:41 | More by Todd
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This beer intrigued me at the start of my craft beer interest. "Milk stout... sounds odd, but I'd like to try it", I thought. It was close to what I imagined. Something like a cream stout. Sweet and creamy. I was sold.

Appearance: Nice and dark. I love stouts. A tinge or red on the edges, but otherwise very dark. Tan head, doesn't stick around very long.

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Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
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