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Milk Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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very good

129 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 129
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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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.1/5  rDev -18%

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.

DavoleBomb, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of johnny29er
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

johnny29er, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%

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.

vette2006c5r, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of TKEbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

TKEbeerman, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of archyquaffer
3.63/5  rDev -4%

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.

archyquaffer, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Pillowburn
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Pillowburn, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of RickS95
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

RickS95, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of neckbeered
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

neckbeered, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Budd0x
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Budd0x, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

DarthKostrizer, May 30, 2013
Photo of secondtooth
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a pitch-black, with a large head of tan foam. Beautiful, exquisite lace.

Nose is smooth cocoa and milk chocolate.

Taste falls right in line. Rich chocolate, some roasty coffee, and a warming, charry finish.

Overall, this milk stout isn't as smooth as some (Left Hand comes to mind), but it drinks well enough, and, with the warm finish and 7.6% ABV, comes close to an Imperial Stout. Liked, but wouldn't pick up more.

secondtooth, May 20, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

powdersoldier, May 16, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.78/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a teku.

A: Black. Pours a half finger, bubbly, brown-white head. Dissipates quickly, leaving a thick foam ring around the rim. Nice beer ring lacing.

S: Dark roasted espresso, dark unsweetened chocolate, and a slight floral component.... maybe lavender. A little licorice, and liquor.

T: Dark roasted espresso is prominent. Random nut and wood components.

M: Very earthy character. Slightly dry, bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, decent head, and some fair lacing. Nose is charred espresso with some chocolate and a floral character. Flavor is charred coffee malt, with some general nutty and woody components. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

bmwats, May 12, 2013
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

bluckbeyes, May 10, 2013
Photo of vicsju1991
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

vicsju1991, May 05, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

JSchock7, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of wattoclone
5/5  rDev +32.3%

wattoclone, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Baldjosh
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Baldjosh, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of tlang803
3/5  rDev -20.6%

tlang803, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of AL89BR
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

AL89BR, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of quirk6
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

quirk6, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Jameswoody
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Jameswoody, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 20, 2013
Milk Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.