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Milk Stout - Lancaster Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

947 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 947
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 39
Gots: 52 | 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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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-01-2014 13:31:26 | More by Latarnik
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generallee

New York

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has a dark black look with a a one inch thick off white head. The head holds on well and makes some nice lacing.

Smell: The aroma has nice toasted/roasted maltiness and mild sweetness.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is nicely balanced with mellow toasded and roasted maltiness. It has a nice molasses like sweetness and equally balanced bitterness. It’s palate is a light medium and very drinkable.

05-29-2014 12:24:28 | More by generallee
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-24-2014 00:59:40 | More by Duff27
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FrozenBeanz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-23-2014 17:34:37 | More by FrozenBeanz
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-23-2014 12:04:39 | More by Bunuelian
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Liquid_Bread

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-21-2014 16:35:42 | More by Liquid_Bread
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rmcnamee

New York

2/5  rDev -48.5%

05-15-2014 12:53:07 | More by rmcnamee
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-14-2014 16:44:00 | More by Dougwillhike
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%

12oz bottle, bottled 1/28/2014. Poured into an unlabeled snifter 5/13/2014.

A- Dark brown body, opaque, slightly oily looking. One finger tan head, very minimal retention, no lacing.

S- Surprisingly, this smells black coffee-forward with a nice roasty chocolate malt profile. I am not smelling a ton of lactose, although it does come out a little more as it warms up. Not complicated at all, but certainly different.

F- Roast malt, bittersweet dark chocolate, bitter black coffee, some milk chocolate but no clear lactose presence. Very interesting and surprising for a beer billed as a "milk stout", but I am actually enjoying this. Still, I have to grade it to the style and I think this is fairly average in terms of what it offers.

M- Thinner bodied, not surprisingly so for a 5.3% milk stout. Smooth but a bit watery and a little undercarbonated. Quite a lot of coffee bitterness.

O- For a milk/sweet stout, this is not quite right due to the relative bitterness and lack of lactose. If I take the gestalt, it's actually an enjoyable stout. It must be the fact that this is English style and presumably relying more on the malts rather than the lactose to provide sweetness, but this has a lot more bitterness than I expected.

05-14-2014 03:53:46 | More by Stevedore
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themattcole

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-11-2014 01:03:42 | More by themattcole
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BigC88

District of Columbia

3.3/5  rDev -14.9%

Enjoyed this beer poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours an extremely dark brown, almost black, with a quickly-diminishing, light brown or dark cream colored head.

Aroma is dark and robust with semi-dry chocolate and a faint hint of blueberry.

The taste is not what I look for in a milk stout. This is a delicious stout, but as far as milk stouts go, not so much. Dry and roasted qualities with some burnt toast. The beer comes off tasting a little watery at the finish (somewhat like a Guinness) - having that mineral quench-your-thirst water finish - which does contradict the dry flavors.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly full but not heavy or thick - achieved by the carbonation. Some creaminess as well.

Overall, if this were labeled as simply "stout", I would say this beer is fantastic for the style. However, as a "milk stout" I think it is lacking. The best milk stout I've ever had is Left Hand Brewing's Milk Stout from the nitro bottle and that is really something special. This falls well short of that. I can't say it's a bad beer, on the contrary, I rather enjoy it's company. But if I'm ever in the mood for a milk stout, this will not be my first, second, or third pick.

05-09-2014 23:49:33 | More by BigC88
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-09-2014 00:44:03 | More by Durandal_777
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nrweigand43

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-08-2014 12:57:15 | More by nrweigand43
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-08-2014 01:24:55 | More by XmnwildX12
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-07-2014 02:24:19 | More by lupercmda
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

05-05-2014 23:05:44 | More by Mojoman8561
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-05-2014 19:37:49 | More by MikeWard
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

05-03-2014 21:59:42 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Kani

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-03-2014 06:33:07 | More by Kani
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-29-2014 17:43:02 | More by atrocity
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NORM4

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-26-2014 03:59:38 | More by NORM4
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Ultimate

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-24-2014 17:17:45 | More by Ultimate
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DocBrewroo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

04-22-2014 22:10:10 | More by DocBrewroo
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Nitty703

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-22-2014 01:35:39 | More by Nitty703
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ESimmons

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-20-2014 22:23:42 | More by ESimmons
Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 947 ratings.