Milk Stout - Lake Louie Brewery Company
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3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
04-22-2014 03:37:43 | More by scaliasux
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
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.
04-20-2014 20:32:30 | More by martyl1000
3.79/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
03-12-2014 00:21:51 | More by Etan
3.99/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
12-19-2013 21:15:12 | More by Phocion
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
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!
02-10-2013 00:26:16 | More by msubulldog25
2.63/5 rDev -31.9%
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.
07-20-2012 03:22:54 | More by pweis909
3.5/5 rDev -9.3%
12 oz bottle emptied into a Three Floyds Imperial pint glass.
A 1 1/2 finger biege head rises atop the reddish brown dark liquid. Light barely shines through with a red glow. No lacing
Aroma of dark, rich roasty malt with a hint of dark chocolate.
Taste is chocolate malt without much sweetness. A faint sourness on the finish. I do not detect the Lactose.
Mouthfeel has a bit of a bite and a tad astringent. Moderate carbonation.
Overall I was disappointed but the hype for this beer from other reviewers and news articles and the difficulty finding it combined for very high expectations. Since it is more expensive than New Glarus I would probably pass on it next time. I enjoyed Mosquito Beach and Tommy Porter more than this one.
06-06-2012 05:15:07 | More by 312HopBomb
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Guinness pint glass. This beer is super dark and black. Not a single speck of light shines through this baby. The smell is deliciously candy like and sweet with the vary noticeable aroma of lactose sugar. The taste is incredibly sweet and enjoyable. A beer with true dessert like qualities. Has the sweet taste of sweetened milk chocolate with an extra vanilla milk like addition to it. Nice and thick with a stellar medium carbonation. This is what I look for in a milk stout. Nice and sweet and perfect for pairing with dishes you wouldn't normally serve beer with like rich cake, pudding, pie and ice cream. A home run for lake Louie.
05-19-2012 20:35:19 | More by Zachtheporter
Milk Stout from Lake Louie Brewery Company
87 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.