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Milk Stout - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

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
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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
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

5/30/2012
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)
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UPDATE:
5/20/2014

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

12oz.

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
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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.