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Milk Stout - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Milk Stout
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: cokes on 01-02-2003

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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 79
Photo of tourdot
3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a tan head. Plenty of lacing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate with a hint of milk and roast.

The taste is of bittersweet chocolate, lactose/milk with a subtle hint of coffee in the finish.

It is creamy smooth.

A nice, easy-drinking smooth milk stout.

Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz brown glass. Unbranded pry-off pressure cap. Generally appealing label art. Huge thanks to Duff27 for sending this in a trade.

Served cold into a goblet and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Expectations are above average.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Half finger wide. Retention is quite poor - maybe 10 seconds. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: It's an inappropriate cola black - very schwarzbier-esque. Not the opaque solid black it should be.

It doesn't look very good for a milk stout, but I'm optimistic. Appears adequately carbonated.

AROMA: Dark malts, chocolate malts, lactose sugar, schwarz malts.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

Overall, it lacks the robust malt backbone it should have, and could do with some vanilla or something to set off the chocolate.

It's a pleasant aroma of average strength, but doesn't impress as a milk stout aroma.

TASTE: Has a schwarz malt backbone - not the dark malt and chocolate malt backbone it should. Generic notes of lactose sugar lend little of interest, and it's not quite cream-forward enough. There's no roasted barley, and it's just not robust enough. Balanced enough, I suppose. There's not much here in terms of intricacy/complexity or subtlety, but I do like it for what it is. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, weak, a bit thin, and medium-bodied. Well-carbonated. More heft and weight on the plate would better accentuate the milk sugar. This texture fails to elevate the beer, but it suits the taste decently I suppose.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, gushed, or rough.

OVERALL: Drinkable but ultimately quite generically built and dull for a milk stout. I can't say I'd buy it again myself, and the weak texture really holds it back. A middle-of-the-road milk stout that can't compete with superior and more widely available offerings in the style like Left Hand Milk Stout. I wouldn't recommend it to friends.


Photo of TheSSG
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a soapy, tan head that collapses into a soft puff of head. Really excellent head retention. Toasted malt aroma. Black. Starts with a REALLY robust toasted malt flavor. Notes of citrus hop bitterness come through. There is an underlying sweetness throughout here, just off in the back.

This isn't too bad. Pretty much a solid stout with a creamy mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness way in the back.

Photo of Faunland
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of egrace84
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigTravor
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 9udders
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eldoctorador
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Lactic quality that borders of sour... a bit too much so. A decent milk stout might lie beneath, but as is this is fairly middle of the road.

Photo of Lemke10
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

This pours a very dark brown color with a slight off-white head. The aroma is big with a robust and sweet scent. This is a thinner, sweet stout that delivers lots of flavors. Very robust and sweet that leaves a slight chalky after taste. Very good for the style.

Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of gingergirltammy
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of aubzachsyd
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of scaliasux
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of martyl1000
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of northcoastwolf
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Etan
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Milk Stout from Lake Louie Brewery Company
86 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.