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Milk Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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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%

06-20-2013 03:26:55 | More by Pillowburn
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RickS95

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 02:42:20 | More by RickS95
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neckbeered

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

06-10-2013 23:31:56 | More by neckbeered
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Budd0x

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-01-2013 01:19:17 | More by Budd0x
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-30-2013 00:49:23 | More by DarthKostrizer
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 16:31:20 | More by secondtooth
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-16-2013 14:58:49 | More by powdersoldier
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 06:07:58 | More by bmwats
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-10-2013 01:16:10 | More by bluckbeyes
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-05-2013 22:16:15 | More by vicsju1991
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-29-2013 06:47:01 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-28-2013 20:06:05 | More by JSchock7
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +32.3%

04-27-2013 00:49:41 | More by wattoclone
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Baldjosh

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-26-2013 22:26:07 | More by Baldjosh
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tlang803

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-13-2013 02:56:18 | More by tlang803
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AL89BR

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-07-2013 03:25:12 | More by AL89BR
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quirk6

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-01-2013 00:05:05 | More by quirk6
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Jameswoody

Montana

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-31-2013 21:25:15 | More by Jameswoody
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-20-2013 00:51:23 | More by DrunkinYogi
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harrymel

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-17-2013 07:19:39 | More by harrymel
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WillKillem

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-15-2013 21:35:30 | More by WillKillem
Milk Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.