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Milk Stout - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 01-02-2003)
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bandi, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

metter98, Sep 14, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

gingergirltammy, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jzlyo, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
Photo of scaliasux
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark brown with maybe a hint of red. Appears clear. Medium-tall light brown head with good persistence.

Smell - Sweet dark malts. Chocolate and light roast coffee. Moderate dark fruit.

Taste - Quite sweet and not so dark as the appears implies. Coffee and chocolate flavors dominate - not unlike a cafe au lait.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and full.

Overall - Sweet and creamy and quite tasty.

scaliasux, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Jordan's Big 10 Pub, Madison, this is a disappointment, especially after the brilliant mocha aroma. The problem, I thought, was it's just too cold. Drank it slowly, and even after it warmed it was still thin, with a metallic brightness that keeps it from being creamy. Flavor is definitely not bad. It just pulls up short of the promise of its aroma and lacing.
(Rating 3.60)


Had this again at a porch party, so, no glass, straight from the bottle. It impressed me enough to revisit this. Can't review it with any specificity, but I definitely do want to raise my score.

martyl1000, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

northcoastwolf, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Etan
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


A: Pours a nice reddish black with a moderate light-tan head.

S: Lactose, mild roast, vanilla, some coffee bean.

T: Lactose sweetness, light char, a bit of acidic hoppiness, cocoa, coffee.

M: Between medium and light-bodied with creamy carbonation.

O: A drinkable milk stout. Could probably be a little less hoppy for the better but fine nonetheless.

Etan, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Shluffy, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

mfl620ks, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Phocion
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. Dark ruby, almost black, with a small but very retentive frothy light brown head. Bubbly and sticky lacing.

Roasted malts, caramel and milk chocolate are all noticeable; almost smells like chocolate milk. A little bit of brown sugar or molasses with a touch of vanilla.

Dark malts and lactose sugars dominate the flavor. Slightly bitter coffee-like finish and a bit of a butterscotch flavor.

Medium-heavy body and a decent level of carbonation. Mostly creamy mouthfeel, but a slightly slick finish.

Overall this is an above average beer. Maybe I'm biased because I've been drinking a lot of Odell Lugene lately, but it fails to really blow me away and cross that line between good and great.

Phocion, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

paralyzer, Nov 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Satan70, Apr 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BrownAleMale, Mar 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Ri0, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BadgerRedAl, Feb 12, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, sent by BarrytheBear recently; poured to an Abita pint glass. Milk/Sweet stout isn't a style I meet all that often, so it's a pleasure to try this one on a Saturday afternoon, following chores. The Walking Dead marathon is on AMC... so good.

A: Rich, deep brown... well, virtually 'black' as little light squeezes in through the sides. Healthy head, nearly a finger of creamy almond-tan. Lacing is terrific, a steady top-to-bottom coating of cobwebbing, sparkling a little. Although the head dies fairly abruptly, a gauzy sheen hangs around, sticking at the edges. Pretty pour.

S: Nutty scent, with the sweetness of coconut and toasted cashews. Cocoa and a little toffee; it's sugary and dessert-y, but then a refined mineral/sooty finish gives balance.

T: Very likeable - semi-sweet chocolate and a little cafe au lait. Caramel and nutty char, even a hint of fruitiness (apples). Sugariness is balanced, and borders (in the finish) on chalk/ash bitterness. Flavors seem to deepen as it warms/'opens up'.

M: Smooth and rather creamy, with a touch of thinness in the finish. Although the feel seems a little week, it's a light and velvety mouthfeel throughout.

O: On the old 'drinkability' meter, this ranks really highly - terrific taste, enticing scent, lovely look. Everything about this beer is solid. I like the style, admittedly, and (as mentioned before) i don't find it often. Maybe I've just missed trying one, but this is really good in my experience - big thanks to Barry for sending!

msubulldog25, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DrJoe82, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

eschmitt777, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

zonker17, Nov 23, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer looks like a stout and has a quarter inch, healthy head. When I smell it, I get cocoa. The taste has some coffee roastiness, sort of an acidic coffee roastiness. In fact, this beer is dominated by acidtiy, a lactic acidicity. Although the roasty aromas and flavors are appropriate, this lemony-lactic acidity is way over the top and dominates the beer to the point that I can only believe it is a flaw, beyond what a brewer would want in a milk stout. This is closer to Berlinerweiss than that fable "Guinness twang." The beer's texture is thin for a stout.

pweis909, Jul 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

MyMindSpray, Jun 25, 2012
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Milk Stout from Lake Louie Brewery Company
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.