Milk Stout
Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #235
Ranked #7,250
4.08 | pDev: 9.31%
Nov 24, 2021
Jun 04, 2012
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3.91 by Boone757 from Virginia on Nov 24, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

Cellar temp 11.2 oz bottle poured into my snifter. Bottle cap stamped 24/09/18, which I assume is bottled on date.
The bottle has been in my cellar since I got it in a trade about 1.5 years ago.
The beer pours a deep, rich cola brown color with no light passing through my glass when I hold it to the light.
A dense creamy beige head of 3.5 cm foams up and fades slowly as I sample the beer. This foam leaves dense lattice as it fades and after each sip.
The aroma is rich and malty with dark chocolate, roasted malt notes, coffee grounds, and a bit of brown sugar and chocolate milk character. No hint of any hop character, and a lot more roasted notes than I expected from the nose.

First sip reveals a medium body with smooth creamy texture and very fine tingly carbonation. The beer drinks pretty easy as I was expecting when I selected it for the evening.
Flavor is a lot more coffee ground and roasted than I expected, and almost has a charred wood character to it. There is a good mix of milk chocolate and brown sugar too but the coffee grounds flavor lingers and is clearly a dominant player. Hops are absent and the booze is hidden.
If I didnt know, I would swear this was a coffee stout based on the flavor profile. I think it is a solid flavor profile, but the beer isnt as sweet as I anticipated for the style and the coffee flavor is much more starbucks black than light and sweet profile.

Jun 15, 2020
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Nov 28, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Black liquid.

Dark khaki head; nice lacing.

Great chocolate and milk nose. Enticing.

Thick mouthfeel.

A creamy, viscous milk chocolate explosion. A great representation of the style.

May 15, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 30, 2019
4 by valianes from Canada (ON) on Mar 13, 2019
4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Apr 28, 2018
4.3 by Robertas from Lithuania on Apr 11, 2018
4.03 by shelby415 from Oregon on Feb 23, 2018
4.22 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Dec 30, 2017
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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Jet black color, two finger brown head, messy lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, chocolate.

T: Sweet, chocolate, slightly bitter, hint of roasted coffee. Nice.

F: Light to medium bodied, nicely flavored.

O: Pretty good beer. Not a standout though.

Nov 02, 2017
4.48 by one_au from California on Oct 27, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a half finger dark khaki head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasted malt, cocoa, a hint of coffee and light lactose. Flavor follows, with mildly sweet dark toasted malt, lactose, cocoa and a slight bitterness that is reminiscent of coffee. Smooth. Medium bodied with light creaminess. One of the problems of having tasted so many big imperial stouts is that regular strength stouts seem lacking on first taste and it takes some perspective to review them for what they are and not compare them to the larger models. So it is a pleasant surprise every time I run into a standard strength stout that is both full of flavor and balanced into the finish and this is one of them. It breaks no ground in milk stouts, and is a pretty classic example of one, but all the flavors are integrated and the finish is full with lingering cocoa and malt. Nicely done from a reliable brewer of stouts.

Sep 06, 2017
4.06 by Martine from England on Jun 04, 2017
2 by stoffystouts from New York on May 21, 2017
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 20, 2017
4.06 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Mar 31, 2017
3.2 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts on Mar 27, 2017
4.04 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Mar 16, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by josanguapo from Spain

From miguel. In Teku glass. After dinner. Creamy, reminding coffee with milk. At first it seem pretty tasty, but as it warms up some torrefact notes appear spoiling it a bit

Feb 23, 2017
4.25 by JRod1969 from New York on Jan 03, 2017
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Marius from Netherlands

Bottle at home. Dark brown pour with a medium height tan head. Roasted malts, burnt caramel, lactose, light smoke. Medium body and carbonation and a roasty sweet finish.

Dec 20, 2016
3.87 by jaydoc from Kansas on Oct 14, 2016
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by 911CROFT from England

330ml bottle into a Spiegleau Stout glass. Paid £5.20 for a single.

Pours an opaque, very dark brown, almost black body that when held to the light allows some crimson slivers to be observed near the edges of the glass. A tall, fluffy, three-finger in height, light-tan coloured head with excellent retention reduces slowly to a thick cap, leaving dense rings of sticky lace.

The subtle nose skews slightly closer to sweet rather than bitter, despite primarily consisting of dry, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and bitter cocoa powder. Suggestions of acidic green coffee bean and espresso are noticeable underneath, while hints of smoke and char become apparent towards the back end. Taste roughly follows suit, leading initially with light toasted grain sweetness. Dry, darker roasted malts and bitter baking chocolate quickly follow, sweetening around the mid palate with traces of stone fruit and hints of vanilla. Towards the latter half, roasted profiles intensify, bringing freshly ground espresso beans, burnt grains, wood-smoke and char, as well as prevalent pine and woody hop profiles not noted in the aroma. In the mouth, a medium body and modest amounts of soft, fine carbonation feel reasonably smooth, despite being a little thin. On the end, robust lingering roast, bittersweet cocoa and resinous pine profiles dry the palate considerably, finishing with a crisp and clean astringency.

Overall this is an excellent beer, and an interesting take on the style. Darker, drier and more intense than traditionally expected, lactose serves solely as a means to soften bitterness, without deviating from the heavily roast-focused structure. Remarkably complex for the relatively low 6% ABV, it is well-balanced, well-crafted and surprisingly quaffable. Recommended.

Oct 07, 2016
4.67 by akopczyk from Ohio on Oct 01, 2016
4.09 by Richter525 from Michigan on Sep 14, 2016
3.98 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2016
4.19 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2016
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I am trying new beers today because it is New Beer Sunday (Week 599) and I have some new beers to review. I purchased this one recently at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop and I am looking forward to seeing what it brings to the day.

Nothing of note on the bottle, so nothing to do but Pop! the cap. Having done so, an aggro pour brought forth two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with great retention. Color was as black as night (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. Nose smelled like liquefied dark chocolate & now my mouth was watering. Mouthfeel was thick, heavy and creamy, like a dollop had been spooned onto my tongue. The taste gave the misnomer to "Sweet" because it may have been brewed with lactose, hence "Milk", but it had a fantastic smoky bitterness that reminded me of my morning coffee. I do not ruin it with milk, cream and/or sugar and this had that same taste, just kind of cold. No wonder that this is getting such great ratings! Finish was dry and smoky, leaving me licking my lips and looking even more closely at the label. I find it hard to believe that this is only 6% ABV. This is quite the beer and worth seeking out!

Aug 14, 2016
4.18 by Songminx2 from Korea (South) on Aug 09, 2016
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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

L: dark brown body with 2 fingers of head
S: sweet milk chocolate, has a lacto/milky nose. A slight bitter roasted nose
T: like the nose, starts milky sweet but with a little dark roasted malt to balance it out
F: easy drinking and smooth. Thin body though

Jul 30, 2016
3.75 by CPAles from Illinois on Jul 11, 2016
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4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by janubio from Spain

Pours a two fingers head that fades soon, leaving good ring and lace. Aroma of herbs, pepper, spices, some citrus notes. Medium body, creamy and harsh palate, great carbonation. Taste of spruce, lemon, herbs, candy, spices.

Jun 14, 2016
4.23 by Catalin90 from Romania on May 22, 2016
4.25 by HawkeyBum from Massachusetts on May 17, 2016
3.75 by ConradKenney from Maryland on May 10, 2016
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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Beginner2 from Illinois

In Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", sequel to his CAMRA classic.
Had in my pre-BA career. If I find it again, I'll review it.

May 06, 2016
3.83 by mschrei from Illinois on May 04, 2016
4 by mwckiltedsavage from Virginia on May 01, 2016
4.1 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania on Apr 29, 2016
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