Milk Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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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.
06-21-2013 02:26:47 | More by archyquaffer
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.
06-18-2013 02:42:20 | More by RickS95
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.
05-20-2013 16:31:20 | More by secondtooth
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.
05-12-2013 06:07:58 | More by bmwats
Milk Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.