Double Chocolate Milk Stout - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Double Chocolate Milk StoutDouble Chocolate Milk Stout

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 22
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Description: Its dark ebony color will entice your taste buds into anticipation of it's velvety smoothness. Hints of dark milk chocolate from added lactose gives this beer a nice gentle sweetness.

(Beer added by: bigfnjoe on 10-04-2010)
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Photo of Joe_Duvel
2.68/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cheap taste of chocolate. Didn't even finish my first pour of this bottle. Not worth drinking, in my opinion. I've had way better stouts. To name two I'll say Deschutes Obsidian or Founders Breakfast Stout. I was very disappointed unfortunately. Sorry, to give a bad review, but I really didn't like it. It doesn't seem right that it's rated 'world class' along side stouts that are world class. Sorry, but this stout is just okay. I've had great stouts and I've had good stouts, and this is not a great stout, and I think it's pushing it to say it's even good. I wouldn't ever choose to have this again. Maybe some might find it good. I seriously think it's 'drinkable ' at best. If you like milk stouts try it for yourself. Maybe it's just me (and my friend who wouldn't finish the bottle b/c she also didn't like it).

Photo of Walkerjgt
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of jdaddy
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Gregaroo
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ffejherb
3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to stakem for sharing a 1L. growler at a tasting on 10/16/10.

A - Poured a really deep brown, almost black liquid with a bubbly tan crown that settled into a patchy retention and produced some web-like lacing around the glass.

S - Roasty malt with some chocolate character. Haven't had the regular Milk Stout in quite some time, but this doesn't strike me as "double" or "chocolate". Pretty average nose overall.

T - Not overly chocolatey, but rather quite roasty with hints of coffee and a tinge of earthy hop bitterness in the backend. There are also faint traces of smokey notes in the background.

M - Light bodied for a stout with minimal carbonation and a smooth albeit watery texture. Finishes kind of dry and roasty on the palate.

D - Pretty good offering... for Lancaster anyway. I'm glad they are trying some different things, like this and the Shoefly Porter.

Photo of Jobin_24
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of wedge
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

@ Lancaster

Black with no head except for a couple of large bubbles on the surface. Delightful milk chocolate, cakey dessert aroma. Chocolate and roasted malt, a touch watery through the middle, with a sweet lactose finish. Medium bodied and thankfully not too rich. Pretty nice overall. Happy I stumbled upon this...

Photo of IronCitySteve
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap and poured into a mug.

A: Pours a thick dark black, with some brown hues on the edge. Looks viscous. Provides a thick brown foam head with some spotty patches of lacing.

S: Some nice amounts of chocolate and roasted malts.

T: Not as sweet as expected. There is some roasted malts, chocolate and some underlying hop bitterness.

M: Seems a tad thin on the palate. Slightly slick but not as slick as expected.

D: This is a nice milk stout, definitely worth a try.

Photo of Slatetank
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a taste of this at Stakem's tasting on 10/16/10. from a growler filled at Al's of Hampden, enjoyed from a tulip.

The stout has a dark brown shade with slight caramel brown peaking through and translucent clarity overall, the cap is light beige and is dense and rocky with a candy bar kind of look, bead is fine and lace sticks moderately well. The smell is not overly cocoa-like, but very roasted malt scents with slight bitter herbal hop aroma. The feel is good but again more bitter than a beer of this description should be in my opinion. The roasted texture overpowers the lactose and it seems very dry.

The flavor is good with nice subtle cocoa presence with a mild milk stout flavor from the lactose midway, however the roasted barley and hops are pretty forward and the alcohol while not strong is present in the taste. I would prefer less roast and maybe a skosh more sweetness, but it has good flavor overall, pretty rich in fact. I don't consider this a beer I could have more than a pint of, not to say it isn't worth ordering one, but it is a dry bitter stout and when I think of chocolate milk and stout this is not the flavor that comes to mind. I think they just missed the mark with this one.

Photo of ProstMasterson
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Schwarzbart
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Good-Ta-Go. Black with a tan creamy head, some lacing, but minimal. Smells of sweet milk, milk, milk chocolate and a light toasted quality on top of some bitter highlights. Tast is not real sweet, but smooth as can be. Milk notes, dry slightly bitter chocolate, black malts, a slightly bitter dry coffee finish, but mostly like a powdery milk with some sweet chocolate. Finish is mild with some roasty malt qualities. Medium mouthfeel and dry.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Double Chocolate Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.