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Milk Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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85
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
86
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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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-25-2012 02:42:48 | More by bostonryan
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coldriver

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

22 oz bomber pours an opaque black with light tan fluffy head and great lacing. Smokey malt, molasses, and dark fruit aromas dominate. Taste is roasted and sweet malt, with smokey bitterness from the hops and muted cocoa. Flavor intensifies as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is bitter but creamy smooth, very drinkable. This isn't a knock your socks off stout, but it certainly is a solid effort - perhaps a little sweet to qualify as a sessionable stout, but a non-offensive beer nontheless. And at $3.99 a bomber here in Texas it's easily worth the price.

12-24-2012 18:19:33 | More by coldriver
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-24-2012 06:52:30 | More by NickThePyro
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pkalix

California

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

nice dark (black) with a dark tan foam on top. a very nice looking beer.
smells like hops. was really hoping this would be a real milk stout. never saw a milk with bitterness in it....
tastes.... like an ipa.
mouthfeel- heavy, thick.
figures an american "milk stout" would be an hoppy, bitter brew.... i remember the bass cream stout (retired?) and how creamy it was, how milky it was, how bittersweet it was... bitter, yes! but not hoppy bitter. i've said this before, but americans use the hops in an almost abusing way. please explain to me why this has become the norm. it's drinkable. it's creamy. it's very decent. i just dont understand why it has to be so hoppy. i can drink several of these, and i appreciate the 7% abv.

12-24-2012 03:54:51 | More by pkalix
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

12-22-2012 00:08:44 | More by Fatehunter
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

This poured out looking pretty good. it's got a nice black color with some highlights of red in it. The head was light brown and spotty. The retention lasted a little while but there wasn't any lacing. The smell of the beer is roasted, subtle molasses notes in there as well. The taste of the beer is chocolately, some rich toasted dark malt and caramel in there as well. The mouthfeel was drinkable, creamy and smooth with a good amount of carbonation. Overall I thought this was a pretty good stout, I would drink it again for sure.

12-19-2012 01:18:29 | More by Knapp85
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-17-2012 08:07:16 | More by shelby415
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-15-2012 06:46:42 | More by Kopfschuss
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

Another bottle from a recent beer run to Philly. I know, I know, it is time to get moving on The CANQuest (TM) again and I promise you that it will happen soon.

From the bottle: "Series 924"; "Full Bodied and Silky Smooth"; "'It's okay to cry over spilt milk stout'".

My aggro pour resulted in two-plus fingers of dense, deep-tan head with excellent retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown, allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose was very chocolaty, not really sweet, but not bitter, either. It reminded me more of cocoa powder than anything else. Mouthfeel was full and silky smooth and the taste was mildly smoky to go along with the chocolate flavor. It was like drinking an ice cream parlor milkshake (as opposed to the watery stuff the fast food chains like to foist on us). Finish was semi-sweet which was a welcome change from the sweetness that usually comes with the style. I am glad to have tried it.

12-11-2012 22:10:35 | More by woodychandler
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-11-2012 18:48:19 | More by tdmccarthy
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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-04-2012 16:34:17 | More by laymansbeerfan
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-04-2012 03:52:25 | More by BeerHunter76
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-04-2012 01:49:03 | More by Texasfan549
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Johnlikeshefe

Utah

4.85/5  rDev +28.3%

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.

12-03-2012 01:37:48 | More by Johnlikeshefe
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

12-02-2012 07:17:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-02-2012 02:26:16 | More by kjkinsey
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Reidrover

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12 oz single from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market, Salem Oregon. $1.89 Black body with a quarter inch sized creamy tan head. Creamy milk aromas over burnt oat notes..with some treacle thrown in. Taste is very cream like..with nice dark fruitiness and molasses and slight pipe tobacco..very nice. Nice feel in the mouth its not as thick as anticipated but still holds together. Very nice tasty stout here.

12-01-2012 01:21:00 | More by Reidrover
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Toadhopper

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-30-2012 03:11:32 | More by Toadhopper
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-30-2012 01:24:08 | More by EigenBeer
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

11-27-2012 00:35:26 | More by BigTrubble
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: A shade away from pitch black, light brown head does well to stick to the glass

SMELL: Mild roastiness, creamy, burnt raisins, brown bread, toasty, chicory, carob

TASTE: Smooth, malty, creamy, soft roasted graininess, medium bodied, light molasses, dark chocolate, milky sweetness, modest hopping, slight warming alcohol, semi-sweet roasty finish

Well done, love how Widmer's version of this style is a bit bigger / heftier. More than enough roasted grain character while staying balanced. Good drinking all around.

11-26-2012 03:32:16 | More by Jason
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12stepCornelius

Mississippi

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%

So this is my first milk stout ever. I've had a couple of regular stouts from other brewers but I do believe this is my first WB's brew. Anyway it's getting cold out so I picked this out along with 5 other winter-styled beers from my local grocery stores as a sixer mixer. I poured it from a 12 oz bottle into a Beatles pint glass and am drinking it as I type

A- Man is this dark. Shined a light through it which didn't make it out of the other end. A tad bit of ruby red inks out from the bottom but that's it. Head is thick and sudsy with a milk chocolate brown appearance.

S- I get typical stout smells. A bit of chocolate, a bit of roastiness and a bit of coffee. Faint hops begin to appear as the stout warms.

T- Fairly similar to the other stouts I've had. A bit sweet but more like bittersweet chocolate with a drop or two of coffee and some malts. Hops begin to appear as in the smells as the beverage warms. But a
fairly satisfying taste nonetheless.

MouFeel- Creamy, heavy and smooth. Pretty much like it says. There's a bit of a tickle and sharpness from the carbonation but style of the brew smooths it out leaving a silky-film sort of feel on the roof of the mouth and tongue.

O- A pretty damn good stout for my 21 year old palette. The taste is decent and the beer is slightly filling which is good for colder weather and the 7.6 abv ain't bad for warming up either! I may have to pick another one of these up along with a Sierra Nevada stout next time I decide to mix my own sixer again.

11-25-2012 23:06:37 | More by 12stepCornelius
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.05/5  rDev -19.3%

Picked up tonight at the COOP for about $2.20 if memory serves... Poured into my thin tulip.. light brown head shows good retention and nice sheets of lace... the brew is black even for a stout...

Nose is okay.. the hops seem out of whack IMO.. decent malts, but I think they should be more unadulterated even in a "bigger" milk stout.

Again.. the hops are too heavy for a "milk stout" ... and the palate seems a bit flimsy for a higher ABV.. dark roast and a lighter coffee note ... the expected sweetness is light too.. seems thin flavored...

Body is about right.. carbonation is too.... a bit oily and slick.. Not getting any weird fusel notes, but the mouthfeel leads me to believe they are there and my feeble palate can't pick it up.

Having a hard time on this one.. I see the bones, but I also am clouded by how much I loved Snowplow.

4/3/3/3/3

11-24-2012 04:12:09 | More by JohnGalt1
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-22-2012 06:11:47 | More by fishguyac
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boisebeerfan

Idaho

2.83/5  rDev -25.1%

The first milk stout I ever tried was Founder's Milk Stout on Nitro in a relatively high-end beer bar in NYC. This offering from Widmer is absolutely not remotely the same kind of beer.

The coloring is right, it is a dark rich brown. However that is about where the similarities end.

There are an awful lot of fresh hops in this beer, it is much like a cascadian dark ale. This increases the bitterness and the overal floral-ness of the taste and aroma. Instead of caramel, toffee or brown sugar, I just got hops and a slightly acrid burnt aroma.

The taste was by far not what I was expecting. Thin body, high alpha acid, and a notable absence of creamy smoothness. After reading reviews on here, I wonder if maybe there was a packaging error and I got a bottle of the 2012 Jubelale instead of a Milk Stout. It was so far from the Founder's Milk Stout that I had truly enjoyed in NYC that I gave this bottle to an IPA-loving housemate to finish. He agreed that whatever we had in this bottle was not a creamy milk stout.

TL;DR: This bottle was more of a jubelale or a cascadian dark than a milk stout. High floral hops and thin body.

11-19-2012 17:47:18 | More by boisebeerfan
Milk Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.