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Milk Stout - Lake Louie Brewery Company

Milk StoutMilk Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%


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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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a jet black body that gives off a slight, and a mean, ever so slight head that is tan. After a minute or two the head fades away to a ring around the glass. It's hard to give the appearance anything better than average with hardly anything showing up.

S - A much better nose than what the appearance would have you guess. Lots of chocolate, caramel, cream and roasted malts hit you smack in the nose. A slight bitterness, maybe some aged oak aspect (?) here but it goes quite well with the other characteristics.

T - Dark roasted malts, chocolate, cream and some bitter aspects all give this beer an interesting and potentially great taste.

M - Medium bodied with a poor amount of carbonation. This beer would be much better if the carbonation was cranked up significantly. There is nothing to clean the palate from the chocolate and cream to the bitter roasted malts. Instead, everything seems to be thrown together. With more carbonation this beer has some serious potential.

D - Decent characteristics make it worth trying, but not on a consistent basis nor in great numbers.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 02:32:06 | More by Wisconsin
More User Reviews:
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2014 20:32:30 | More by martyl1000
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-19-2014 03:24:58 | More by northcoastwolf
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 00:21:51 | More by Etan
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Shluffy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-11-2014 05:14:18 | More by Shluffy
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-27-2014 18:07:35 | More by mfl620ks
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Phocion

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 21:15:12 | More by Phocion
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paralyzer

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-11-2013 03:39:17 | More by paralyzer
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-28-2013 19:32:18 | More by redleg411
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-18-2013 18:55:28 | More by Satan70
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-21-2013 06:09:25 | More by BrownAleMale
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16%

02-15-2013 01:06:44 | More by Ri0
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BadgerRedAl


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-12-2013 04:34:56 | More by BadgerRedAl
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 00:26:16 | More by msubulldog25
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DrJoe82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-29-2013 03:36:30 | More by DrJoe82
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eschmitt777

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-21-2013 22:24:04 | More by eschmitt777
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-23-2012 21:21:48 | More by zonker17
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pweis909

Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -32%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 03:22:54 | More by pweis909
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MyMindSpray


3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-24-2012 23:27:24 | More by MyMindSpray
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312HopBomb

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 05:15:07 | More by 312HopBomb
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 20:35:19 | More by Zachtheporter
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ErinSpace


3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle purchased at Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, Wisconsin. Beer first has sweet malt taste, finishes with hints of coffee. Heavier on the malt, but I would prefer more cream taste and mouthfeel (personal preference - otherwise well-balanced). Overall good beer, but would trouble drinking more than a few in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 21:52:33 | More by ErinSpace
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-12-2012 12:36:22 | More by seeswo
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-12-2012 02:50:24 | More by SHCC
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-28-2012 01:02:02 | More by hinemk76
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Milk Stout from Lake Louie Brewery Company
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