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Milk Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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85
very good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 12
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-21-2003)
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is about average and a decent amount of lacing is left.

3.25 S: Roasted barley, tangy lactose, licorice. Some caramel, molasses, and maybe a note of coffee.

3.0 T: I'm not too crazy about the taste. It's a little too roasty or perhaps not sweet enough. The roast clashes with the lactose. It's not bad, just not what I want in the style. Roast, lactose, molasses, caramel. Less licorice than in the nose, but still some. Not much coffee either.

3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A little creamy, but I want more. Roasty aftertaste.

3.0 D: Again, it's okay, just not attuned to my preferences.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 02:52:11 | More by DavoleBomb
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California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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New York

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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-15-2013 23:11:37 | More by Snooprobirob
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Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-16-2013 05:37:12 | More by SeatsTaken
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-11-2013 02:30:56 | More by bshiban
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-29-2013 14:39:05 | More by Bouder32
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a dark cocoa brown into the glass. A one-finger head of light coffee-brown foam dissipates quickly, leaving a thin ring around the glass and small islands of bubbles and lace on the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is almost completely black and solidly opaque, even at the surface edges.

S - Well-roasted malts, nibs of 80% dark chocolate, hints of powdered sugar. Roasting smells like a well-charred steak coming off of charcoals. Nose is relatively soft, but roast is always present.

T - Burnt toast, followed by bitter semi-sweet dark chocolate. Hints of anise peek thru. Bittering takes on the quality of wild floral hops in the finish. Echos of 50% milk chocolate linger after the finish, which is about the only place the quality of this being a milk stout really appears. No trace of the ABV.

M - Leans toward creamy, but with moderate carbonation that moves the beer across the tongue. Solid body, but not at all heavy. Nicely integrated components. Finish is relatively short, clean, and on the dry side.

O - If the goal of a milk stout is to smooth the rough edges off of a full-roast malt bill, then this recipe succeeds, but barely. It's a cup of medium-full roast coffee that needed two shots of cream, but only got one. Not a bad selection if you like a roasted style, but want just a bit of the edge taken off rather than sanded smooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 08:01:43 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-03-2013 01:22:38 | More by Beermaine
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-27-2013 23:47:09 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-25-2013 01:27:24 | More by gkjhawk
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-15-2013 10:26:49 | More by bernat1971
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TruePerception

California

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Widmer Brothers Series 924 Milk Stout: 7.6% ABV, a finger and a half of buckwheat colored head;

Appearance: solid black, faint hint of brown at the bottom, head fades to a slim line, fine-bubbled lacing;

Smell: Mexican hot chocolate;

Taste/Mouthfeel: very creamy, strong dark chocolate bitterness, slight leafiness;

Pretty good.

Poured into a pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 19:13:45 | More by TruePerception
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Jay82

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-22-2013 01:48:21 | More by Jay82
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johnny29er

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-07-2013 15:32:24 | More by johnny29er
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Milk Stout pours a black tan lacing head that just wont quit. There is an aroma that is similar to a sweaty tennis shoe. The taste however is creamy has a strong lactose and sweet flavors, with big hints of black licorice. Creamy and full bodies, nice carbonation. Overall if you can get past the horrible aroma, its a nice tasting and rather sweet stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 03:18:41 | More by vette2006c5r
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-23-2013 04:51:34 | More by Rhettroactive
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-16-2013 23:19:24 | More by TKEbeerman
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm reviewing this in late June, when I normally might not drink a beer of this style, but it's wet and cold right now in good ol' Butte, America, and supposed to get below freezing tonight (elevation roughly 5,700').

Poured from a bomber into a Shaker. A moderate pour produces about 1/2 inch of pale brown foam, which clings to the glass pretty well. The beer is a very dark brown, almost black, and appears almost completely opaque, even when viewed against a lit background.

I detect an aroma only when first sniffing- my nose becomes accustomed to the scent and I must afterwards rely on mouth-nose-burp aroma. Nevertheless, an initial whiff led me to detect something dark, fruity and a touch medicinal. I'm picking up some earthy hops in the full taste, with a nice lingering roasted malt bitterness and slightly tangy hops. I also get accents of black licorice(or maybe anise?), along with dark fruit, along with flavors reminiscent of chocolate and coffee. A bit of sweet and sourness from the lactose is detectable but not overbearing by any means. A gradual alcoholic warming becomes apparent about 1/3 down the pint. The mouth feel is fairly full, but actually maybe on the light side for a stout.

I haven't sampled a tremendous number of stouts, but it's becoming one of my favorite styles. I think this one is pretty good, though perhaps not as much to my liking as others obtainable at about the same price.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 02:26:47 | More by archyquaffer
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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Milk Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.