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Milk Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

Milk StoutMilk Stout

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.31%


Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 04-02-2005)
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The stout pours from the bomber a pitch black with minimal head. The aroma is delightful and it almost makes me want to put the beer down and go get some choclate cake. Definatley a sweet beer. Almost a desert beer, but not quite. There is alot going on down there. I have only had a handfull of milk stouts, but this is the best. Out of Ska's four limted edition brews this year, it is the show stealer I think.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2005 16:50:49 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-10-2014 22:51:36 | More by nickfl
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-21-2014 02:44:06 | More by afsdan
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Ginepiece

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-16-2014 18:12:40 | More by Ginepiece
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-17-2013 04:50:09 | More by TickleMeTony
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-14-2013 15:59:36 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-25-2013 22:17:19 | More by GetTheYayo
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-17-2012 16:33:46 | More by mtbdonn
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 ...

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 14:19:36 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Dat

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-23-2012 19:14:35 | More by Dat
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MrBarbecue


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2012 00:12:51 | More by MrBarbecue
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MichaelJWynne

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-20-2012 05:25:22 | More by MichaelJWynne
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-25-2012 17:26:44 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

04-22-2012 04:33:10 | More by Illmaticzx
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 14:50:29 | More by hopfacebrew
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ortie

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-23-2012 02:45:32 | More by ortie
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leprakhan

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-17-2011 06:28:34 | More by leprakhan
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kckclassic

Kansas

5/5  rDev +37.4%

11-18-2011 15:33:27 | More by kckclassic
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ronniebruner

Arizona

2.2/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 19:58:20 | More by ronniebruner
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SaintPeter

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 03:34:41 | More by SaintPeter
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patobandito

New Mexico

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 17:40:04 | More by patobandito
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2008 04:16:32 | More by BretSikkink
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 01:26:38 | More by thekevlarkid
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arizcards

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at AJ's in late August for $1.59.

Beer poured a deep mahogany with a smallish tan head. Nose is of roasted malts and sweet mik chocolate. Taste is of the roasted malts, chocolate, with a light hop finish. Mouthfeel is very thin for the style and is not lively on the palate. Overall drinkability is pretty good. This is a fairly tasty beer that is worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 23:41:40 | More by arizcards
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Jredner

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice roasty/chocolate-coffee aroma. Dark brown to black with no head at all just a wispy white rosharch test looking thing. Nice roasted/coffee flavor profile with some chocolate and malt sweetness. Tastes pretty good really, but feels more porterish than stout and that loses points when you call it a stout. Still tastes good though.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2006 23:44:43 | More by Jredner
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Milk Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
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