Batch #3 - Milk Stout (Brown Bag Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color, nearly black, with a one finger of cream colored head. The head fades over a moderate level of time leaving a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet milk chocolate with hints of roasted malt and coffee aromas. Some lighter notes of smoke and a bit of vanilla are there as well, overall giving a sweet and dessert like aroma.
Taste – The taste begins less sweet then the nose would have suggested. It begins with a roasted malt and coffee flavor with just some lighter hints of caramel and vanilla. While caramel and vanilla are there, it is still rather light in sweetness, but ends up getting more rich as the taste moves on. This is largely due to a milk chocolate flavor as well as a decent sugary lactose taste which develops after the initial taste. The vanilla gets stronger with a hint of an oak flavor coming to the tongue at the end of the taste, leaving a sweeter roasted and milk chocolate flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer in on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. A thicker body and lower carbonation would have been much more appropriate for the style and would have accentuated the nice milk chocolate and roasted flavors of the brew much better.
Overall - A decent and rather easy drinking milk stout with a nice milk chocolate and lactose presence. While the mouthfeel was a bit off, overall the brew was pretty nice and is well worth a try.
Serving type: growler
10-28-2013 02:23:12 | More by Darkmagus82
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On-tap 5/20/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains smoky malts, coffee, chocolate and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of coffee and milk chocolate. Then a mild but complementary hops presence comes in along with a hearty but not too heavy roasted malt character. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style but seems more porter-like than stout-like, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while.
Serving type: on-tap
05-24-2013 23:23:31 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.18/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I've really got to check out more in this series. Missed the other 2 and haven't seen the 4th yet.
Pours a charcoal black color with a very thin brown head into my glass. The idea of drinking a milk stout sounds oddly appealing on this cool spring day.
Lots of lactose upfront followed by roasted malt. Maybe a touch of cocoa. I'm not totally sure.
Soft and slick with a big, meaty dose of roasted malt. Similar to an oatmeal stout but with a creamier essence.
Mouthfeel is similar. Soft, creamy and goes down very well. You kind of have to let this warm up to room temperature in order to really appreciate those elements.
Very nice. Would make a great winter seasonal. If they lowered the ABV some more and added more lactose, it would be much better (to me at least).
Serving type: growler
05-14-2013 22:09:06 | More by Brad007
Batch #3 - Milk Stout (Brown Bag Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.