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Milk Stout - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Milk StoutMilk Stout

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very good

1,025 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,025
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 47
Gots: 90 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002

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.
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What a surprise! When you see the bottle (which looks different than what is shown here on BA.. there's a full cow on the recent bottle) you can't help put chuckle. Before pouring it out you can bet it's going to be a subpar beer. I mean look at that label and the price is low for a six pack.

Then all of a sudden you pour it out in a glass... and WOAH! I wasn't expecting an inky black beer with a nice head on it. Try shinning a light through the beer and you can very faintly see light on the other side. The beer smells of milk and a roasted coffee/chocolate mix. Upon your first sip you will get that roasted coffee taste, sugar, and a bit of chocolate. It tastes like what the smell is inviting you into. The flavor is not over powering, I'd say it is quite lite for a stout. The more you drink the beer the better it gets. The flavor does not leave your palate. You can take a sip and 5 minutes later you can still taste it. The more you drink it, the stronger it tastes if that makes any sense.

It is so drinkable I can guarantee you this: If you brought this to a party anyone that enjoys coffee would enjoy this beer. Men and women can enjoy this beer without being a diehard beer drinker. Some stouts are just so overpowering with their flavor you better have a thick beard, a captain's patch on your eye, or have a unicycle at the ready (it is marketed towards those groups of people. lol)

This is a quality beer that I could literally drink all the time. Definitely a sleeper pick! The thing that gets this beer such a high rating from me is the fact that it gets so many things right for such a low price. Such a bargain in my opinion.

The only negatives that prevent it from having a higher score is that it is a bit "watery" in its taste and it is a bit sweet. If you don't like a sweet tasting beer, you might want to stay away from this one. I don't mind the sweet taste but it could be dialed down just a smidgen.

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Color-dark beer with some light shining through.
Smell-A dark smell. Notes of some berry fruits.
Taste-Dark Fruit- A antioxidant like berry taste with chocolate .
Mouthfeel-Not very heavy.
Overall-Not somthing I would Like to drink a lot of not an outstanding beer in my mind.

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Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,025 ratings.