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Milk Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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86
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
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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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of KansasBeerLover
4.9/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Beer is very dark brown, impervious to light. Head is about 3/4", which dissipates to a wisp. Very fine lacing.

Aroma is chocolate malt, strong but not overpowering.

Taste is roasted chocolate malt with sweetness from the milk sugar.

Mouthfeel is smooth as silk, with the flavor remaining on the tongue.

Overall, an excellent beer. The label speaks of cascade hops, which could be a touch stronger, allowing more hops in the aroma. There is little room for improvement. I bought the last 4 pack at my local store, will have to locate more, it is supposed to be a very limited run.

Photo of Johnlikeshefe
4.85/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A terrific stout. I drank it at just the right temperature and it poured wonderfully. It was a bottled beer with a low carbonation that is a must for a stout Or English Bitter.
Having lived in England and visited Ireland I appreciate the low carbonation of a cask drawn ale or stout. This beer lingers on the tongue nicely. Its a very nice winter stout and well worth a try. I like that it poured from the bottle like a cask. It's definitely a sipping beverage. It does have a bit of a kick with the ABV
Don't let it get too cold....and enjoy.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Vancoubeer
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Widmer is known mainly for the infamous Hef and a variety of hoppy beers. They have been recently getting involved in the barrel aging process. Living in Portland, I get to try all sorts of their one offs but not the Milk Stout until tonight. I was told it was the Snow Plow but others said they tweeked it again. From the pour it comes out pretty dark and the nice mocha brown head tops it off. Its thick and sticky head laces the glass nice and much darker than I thought it would be. Zero light gets through the brew when held up to light. The smell is interesting. There is the roast that you would expect but there is a hint of citrus from the hops. Its there and its not the lactose. The fruity scent is subtle. No information was on the brewers website to indicate what hops were used. The taste does not let you down. I was quite pleased. The sweetness from the lactose, the roast from the malts and the hops mix well. There is a lingering tang from the hops that I like...makes me want more. I would say that when it comes to the darkness, the roast is not as profound as others. This really came out well yet the lactose or milk is not overbearing as well. Very balanced. The mouth feel is perfect. Not too carbonated and not under carbonated and with the thickness of the liquid its quite pleasant. Overall I say Widmer hit it out of the park. This is a solid Stout and I am not really a milk / sweet stout fan. I tend to like ones with chocolate or coffee. The hit all the marks for me and totally surprised me with the hops. Get it!!

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is coal black with a oatmeal head that recedes to chunks of bubbles. Good lacing coats the glass.

Sweet lactose gives way to a hearty roasted, burnt charcoal malt body.

The taste starts out with a lactose and sugar note, before delving into richly burnt malts and bitter chocolates.

A nice dry finish.

Overall, a delicious stout. I think the high ABV goes fairly unnoticed.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head atop. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, lactose sweetness, some earthy hops, black licorice, and coffee.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some lactose sweetness and black licorice. Through the middle, some roasted coffee comes through with some earthy hops and some more lactose. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, lactose, and earthy hops.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced milk stout with a good finish.

Photo of RickS95
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's really a great looking beer with a very thick pour. The color is a 9 out of 10 on the black scale with only faint brown outlines showing when help to a light. The head is creamy and foamy, medium brown, retains well and leaves a sticky lace at the end of the day.

Dark roasted grainy scents arise from the head. A swirl or two releases chocolate and a 'sweet' smell.

The taste gives off charred flavors. A bit of chocolate and expresso mix with hops in the swallow.

It's very creamy and while there's sweetness, the beer has enough bitterness for a good balance. Slightly viscous, you can almost sink your teeth into it. Has a creamy, grainy feel, like an oatmeal stout. Bitterness is just to offset the sweet leaving you ready for another sip.

Overall, it's an easy sipper. It's got good flavor and a nice amount of alcohol that's well hidden. You will certainly want to nurse more than one of these.

Photo of Fatehunter
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finger and half of dark tan head. Black colored body.
Smell of roasted malt, milk chocolate and toast. Hits the mark.
Smooth taste with a good bite of bitterness. Roasted malt a heavy hitter. Great balance and flavor.
Smooth texture with low carbonation.
An excellent drink.

Photo of Mitchster
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on tap at the Widmer GastHaus in Portland, OR.

Clear, almost black forming a thin brown head with poor retention and lacing. Aroma is intensely fruity and dark, with hints of almond and walnut. Taste recapitulates the same, with chocolate, vanilla, and a nicely balanced hop level. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly dry with a touch of grainy astringency. Not as slick a mouthfeel as I was expecting for a milk stout. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Overall, a nice brew, but the O'Casey's is superior.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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Milk Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.