Milk Stout - Ska Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev +6%
Poured into a standard pint glass.
The beer is espresso bean black with barely the faintest of brown hue on the edges. A nice foamy, frothy mocha head settles to a wisp of bubbles with a ring around the edges. A sort of wet, webbed lacing clings to the sides of the glass before disappearing.
The aroma is really pure and sweet, loads of sweet milky cocoa powder, but balanced out on the back end with bitter coffee.
This is probably the sweetest milk stout I’ve ever experienced. My taste buds are immediately coated with a sugary milkiness. It has a faint, saccharine-packet burn on the throat, not unlike that feeling I get when i eat a fudge brownie. Underneath the milkiness, I get bitter chocolate ultimately filling out the profile. The finish is slightly hoppy and dry, giving this beer a good balance from the sweetness.
The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, sweet, and slightly dry.
This beer is extremely, extremely sweet. Loads of milky, sugary overload. Almost too sweet ...
10-07-2012 14:19:36 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured from a brown 12oz bottle in a pick-your-sixer from the local liquor store.
A - The beer pours a deep brown almost black color with an offwhite creamy head. Not much retention but a fair amount of lacing.
S - An average blend of dark roasted malts: chocolate, dark caramel, licorice, and a sloght fruity aroma. I wish there was more character here though, very very subtle.
T - The beer starts very smooth. A nice malty, creamy, dark roasted grain flavor on the palette imediately. The middle of the beer brings a mild bitterness and a nice creamy nature. The beer finishes clean and smooth.
M - Silky smooth, medium bodied with good carbonation.
D - Good drinkability.
Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. I would buy it again and recommend. Nothing spectacular but solid.
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-20-2011 04:55:11
01-27-2012 14:50:29 | More by hopfacebrew
2.2/5 rDev -40.2%
Very plain and boring beer. Not much here to write home about. I am a huge lover of stouts and this is AVERAGE! OK to try once or twice, but I wouldn't recommend spending money on a 6 pack. Try sampling a single bottle before you buy a whole 6er or 12er.
07-16-2010 19:58:20 | More by ronniebruner
4.05/5 rDev +10.1%
Poured into oversized snifter.
Pours opaque dark brown/black with a nice creamy medium brown head. Very carbonated. The carbonation builds up a wall of symmetrical bubbles, kinda reminds me of an Atari game. There is a ring of creamy foam that remains on the glass with some continent-looking cling. The head keeps coming back when the beer is swirled.
Very woody, black licorice, dark chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, flan, dark malt, but everything is under the cover of a barrel aged soaking with some dark fruits like prunes. When swirled a wafting of dairy sweetness, condensed milk, and cocoa powder. Some dark
Very malty, dark and creamy with a woody, bitter cocoa, sweet dairy, burnt but balanced with a sweetness of caramel.
Silky, silky mouthfeel but a little watery could be fuller bodied. That is the only thing keeping it from excellent. Smooth, carbonation-free slickness. Goes down easy.
This is a truly a "working class milk stout". A fine offering from Ska Brewing. Truly a fine mild stout, try it!
07-20-2009 03:34:41 | More by SaintPeter
3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a dark, almost solid black with a small head that dissipated quickly. Smells lactic with a strong chocolate note. Tastes immediately of chocolate, with a smokey finish. Very good flavor. It was a bit thin in my opinion, but it is a milk stout, so maybe that's to style. Goes down smooth, but its a little too sweet to be sessionable.
As ska brewing co. is near my home town, I will be reviewing more of their beers this month. My overall impression after two of their brews, is a bit sweet.
12-18-2008 17:40:04 | More by patobandito
3.55/5 rDev -3.5%
Dark brown color, moving towards black with some highlighting. Tan head has lots of big bubbles and a tall appearance, but recedes beyond quickly. Hightails it, really. Lacing is spotty.
Lactic nose backing up the chocolate malts..some sweetness and some bitterness but not too strong. Earthy, touch of DMS.
Overall body is medium, not great but not too bad. Carbonation is a lot high, keeps the sweet milk component from mucking up the palate but really doesn't allow the flavors to properly satiate the taste buds. Faint notes of coffee but more on the chocolate side here, with what's there.
Finish is pretty dry, as mentioned tons of carbonation. The aftertaste is more of mineral water than anything, mildly acidic but not really very bitter.
Not my cup of tea..or milk stout.
09-16-2008 04:16:32 | More by BretSikkink
3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
Out of the bottle this rich one was dark brown/black with mahogany highlights. The head was foamy and tan but receded fairly quickly to a thin ring. Decent lacing however. The aromas were milk chocolate, coffee and sweet malt. The flavors were similar though more towards the roasted coffee side which helped balance some of the sweetness. Good mouthfeel though not quite as rich as I was expecting and more like a porter in this regard.
09-07-2008 01:26:38 | More by thekevlarkid
Milk Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.