Milk Stout | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by elNopalero on 06-04-2012

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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 190
Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Licorice/bistre/umber with a dark eggshell/tan head.

Aroma: Profound hints of coffee and cocoa - all wrapped in glorious, but not too sweet, lactate goodness.

Flavor: Just like the aroma, but backwards: notes of cocoa hit you like a tidal wave, only to have a strong coffee backbone come in at the exact moment you swallow. As for aftertaste, the coffee dissipates fairly quickly but the cocoa lingers and increases in saccharinity on your palate.

Mouthfeel: Bold and creamy with just enough bitterness for balance.

Overall: Easily my favorite Milk Stout, and therefore highly recommended to all who are looking for a Milk Stout that is not too sweet but full in flavor.

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Photo of acevenom
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pint glass. The beer pours black with a thick, creamy light tan head that retreats slowly Some prominent lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. The aroma is of dark roasted malts with some coffee. I don't get much sweetness in the smell, but it is there. The first sip brings some nice dark roasted malt with bittersweet chocolate. Then there's a roasty aftertaste of chocolate and coffee. There's a touch of vanilla. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. This beer is highly drinkable. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of pinyin
4.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served from the 11.8 ounce bottle into a 9 ounce miniature wine glass at 37F.


Excellent lacing texture and color for a milk stout. Not quite pitch black, but the head retention is perfect and it has that really attractive slightly dark tint to it.

Nose aroma is a rosey floral, followed by a very nice balance of marris otter and specialty malts. There is some sort of flowery and carmely sucrose fermentable that is synonymous with the Mikkeller brand as the main component of this milk stout, and whatever it is, it's amazing in a stout. By far the most dialed in session stout recipe in the industry.

The aforementioned floral, caramel, marris maltiness in this stout is so well balanced. The most surprising aspect of this stout though is how well it holds up taste wise, to sitting on the shelf. Granted I didn't purchase a shelf turd, but many of these specialty Mikkeller stouts really age well in their miniscule 11.8 ounce bottles on store shelves, for one reason or another.

Mouthfeel here is superb. Certainly some oats or heavier grains like spelt to really capture a velvety palate explosion. This milk stout is like drinking gourmet liquid Milk Duds if such a thing existed.

So yeah, if you've ever experienced Milk Duds as a kid on Halloween, this is the adult liquified version.

If you have the extra $$ to splurge every so often, then any of these Mikkeller Stouts should fit the bill dependant upon the %ABV range you are looking for. I am really impressed by the marketing structure of these products, as well as the quality. Much better than Evil Twin, as if there was ever aNY comparison.

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Photo of janubio
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of bnes09
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious milk stout. I would consider this a prototype for the style. Dark color with rich, creamy head which creates mysteriously shaped lace patches on the glass. Aroma is intoxicating with a gentle roastiness coupled with lactose sweetness. It actually smells like milk! Flavor is much the same with delicate roasted malt, perfectly balanced, creamy lactose. Suggests a white Russian flavor in the finish. Awesome stuff. So flavorful, savory, sweet and refreshing all at the same time.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a pitch black color with a creamy, café-colored foam atop.

There’s a sweet lactic and subdued roasty aroma to this. Tastes mellow, creamy, smooth, with a milk chocolate flavor and a note of bitterness on the finish. Smooth like a French press dark roast… A real easy sipper. Exceptionally smooth.

Dessert beer par excellence.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

A- Coal black, with pillowy tan head
S- Ummmm. Rich, but soft roasted malts. Chocolate milk.
T- Sweet, rich malt. Dark chocolate milk
M- Medium, could be a bit thicker

O- Smell and taste are spot on! Could be a tad thicker, but this is a pretty awesome milk stout

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours dark black with a very nice chocolate colored head and medium lacing.

Smell – Very malty, with chocolate milk. A little weak, but nice!

Taste – Malt with lowfat chocolate milk. It’s tasty!

Mouthfeel – A little watery, and a little low in alcohol. It’s tasty, but could be turned up a notch (needs more alcohol, in my opinion).

Drinkability – A very good stout. A bit light, but very easy drinking.

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Photo of spoony
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 330 ml bottle (code on cap was smudged and illegible) into a snifter.

A-A slightly aggressive pour produces almost two fingers of dark mocha-colored foam. Retention is poor but a thick cap hangs around and there is some decent lacing. The brew is nearly black and opaque.

S-I smell lots of roasted, chocolatey malts. The chocolate is milk to dark in intensity and the impression is semi-sweet. There is a good dose of lactic sweetness, too. Not much char or bitterness to be found. The scent is a bit simple, but this beer is good at what it does.

T-There is lots of rich, milky, sweet cocoa and chocolate flavors here. The roasted bitterness factor is low (but not completely absent) and the lactic funkiness is moderate to high. I also get just a bit of dark-roast coffee. The finish gives just a hint of hoppy bitterness.

M-The feel is robust and mostly creamy, but not terribly heavy. Carbonation is soft. The feel pairs well with the flavors and style.

O-This is one of my favorite beers from Mikkeller. It is not over-the-top complex, but it does provide lots of well-balanced flavor, which is a great example of the style. The chocolate tastes real and although sweetness is high, it is appropriate for the style and flavors here. I will be seeking more of this beer.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. Stamped 10031230.

A: About a finger of loose, tan head. The body is dark brown.

S: There is a rapturous quality to the scent. Perhaps it's a touch of smoked malt or tinge of brilliant espresso. I'm leaning towards the former, but perhaps it's just dry roast. Also a hint of sweetness. I can't wait to taste it.

T/M: It's good. Really good. The foretaste is the bitter, roasted, chocolatey stout I was anticipating, but then the maintaste slides seamlessly into a creamy vanilla-sweet beer. I like the juxtaposed flavours.

O: This beer is constantly on the verge of being excellent, but never quite manages it. As Paddy Kelly once remarked, "He's on the borderline of genius; but he never trespasses!" Still, recommended and worthwhile.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that sticks around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, and some coffee. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some vanilla. It's a good roasty and sweet tasting beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick, creamy and easy to drink. It's also well carbonated. I think it's a good brew overall, I'd like to try this one again at some point. $5.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Tone
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 3/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of pine, and a lactose sweetness. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, strong lactose sweetness, roasted malt, alcohol, slight hops, and a hint of pine. Overall, a more balanced Milk Stout than I'm accustomed to having, but the hops and pine did not distract from the style.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle.

A: Opaque black. Poured with a lot of foam, medium retention.
S: Woody. Roasted coffee.
T: Intense woody flavor. Roasted coffee. Mildly sourness. A little butter. Dry. Medium bitterness. Long and bitter finish.
M: Medium body. High carbonation.
O: Pretty nice low alcohol content stout. The flavor is solid and delicious.

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Photo of superspak
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/3/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass. Amazing appearance! Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, toasted dark bread, light smoke char, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, toasted dark bread, light smoke char, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Medium roast/char and herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet and spicy hop balance with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast/hop bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and moderately sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding milk stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A bit on the dry side for the style; but it is still very rich and robust for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of abcentfishing
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours like a stout should thick and a nice amount of toffee colored head. The smell is sweet with a bit of milk chocolate, lite smoke and touch of malt. Wouldn't mind a little more nose on it but that is just me. Feels great in your mouth and taste smooth and delicious. I wish it was a larger bottle. Very nice refreshing stout. It would make a nice desert or breakfast stout. I could also enjoy this in front of a nice sunset. Now Im dreamin.. Up to my expectations. Mikkeller is always worth a try.

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Photo of teddibrewski
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth stout with a great mouthfeel, sweet up front with a hop bitterness to finish. This is another really good beer by Mikkeller and i look forward to trying some of the beers in their beer geek series

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Photo of mdagnew
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle bought online from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a deep dark brown / almost black colour. Burnt brown head poured pretty thick, foamy and meringue like then faded to light covering with thick edging... some light lines of lacing ring the glass...

Aroma - Toasted bread and lightly roasted malts, dark brown sugar sweetness, roasted nuttiness, some blackcurrant, raisin and black grape fruitiness, very light oatiness, some faint smokiness coming through, leathery hints...

Taste - Nice lightly roasted milky chocolate notes, toasted malt loaf, caramel and molasses sweetness, again some dark berry fruits, light nutmeg traces, quite a lot of sweet nutty hints, some pepperiness...

Feel - Smooth initially then a little sharpness comes through... medium bodied... extremely drinkable even at 6%...

Overall - A very enjoyable stout - might be a little sweet for some though... recommended...

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Photo of pkalix
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

apparently not retired, unless the 100312 number on the cap is the date it was bottled and, hence, sitting on the shelf at Hacienda Beverages for the last few years?
beautiful, creamy chocolate-milk topper..... smell is mocha and espresso.
some pine and bitterness in the creamy lactose-flavored liquid. a little thin. some mocha in the flavoring and little sweet.
overall, decent and typical of what i know Mikkeller to be....

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

While the chocolaty flavors are distinct, there's a hint of spiciness and bitterness that make this beer more than just a sweet stout. Beautiful appearance with a huge head and pitch black color. The taste is delicious and the body smooth and rich. Very easy drinking and goes down way too fast. This could easily be an everyday beer for me if the cost were not so prohibitive. and yet, compared to most Mikkeller beers, this one is much less expensive. I enjoyed this very much and will certainly have again when I can find it. Delicious.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black-brown with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades normal.

S - Roasted chocolate malts, milk chocolate, lactose, roasted coffee, some earthy hops.

T - Roasted chocolate malts, lactose, milk chocolate, earthy hops, smooth mild bitterness, some roasted coffee.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit creamy with a roasted and sweet finish.

D - Nice Milk Stout. Great overall balance and mouthfeel.

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Photo of Maxwell
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark brown, like black coffee. The beer forms an oddly small head of light tan bubbles that quickly move into a scrim atop the beer, leaving a sticky, sheet-like lacing on the glass. In body the beer is dark and opaque. On the nose, the beer smells richly of creamy French roast coffee. Touches of milk chocolate and dark chocolate dance on the edges of the smell, but this beer is very rich with the smell of French roast and cream. Soft fruity notes can also be detected, moving between raisin, chocolate-covered cherry, and plum as they meld with the coffee scents. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet with a great balancing dose of bitter roast. Light acidity dances with the coffee flavors, but this beer is really all about the balance between the sweet and the bitter. The sweet covers chocolate and fruity flavors while the bitter remains nicely in the roast vicinity with little to no hop presence. In flavor, the beer tastes creamy sweet with a quick splash of black coffee and bitter chocolate that then explodes in flavors on the tongue. Touches of chocolate-covered cherries, raisins, and plums dance in the mid palate, but the beer’s finish is mostly blends smooth, roast coffee with creamer. The finish lasts a pleasantly middling length of time on the palate. The final hiccup of flavor as the beer washes away does present a touch more of sweet cherries with roast coffee, and the aftertaste is rich with chocolate-covered cherry flavors, which is awesome. In the mouth, the beer feels of a medium weight in body, with a smooth creamy mouthfeel that does display just a touch of roughness as it goes down. This roughness is not intense, nor astringent by any means, and is really just a gentle tug on the tongue, but it is a little off for me. The mouth is left with a lingering dry roast, though sweetness and saliva fill the cheeks. Overall, this is a great milk stout. I love the fruity character, and the chocolate-covered cherry flavor is heavenly. It could look a little better in the glass, and needs just a gentle tweak to its mouthfeel, but it is great example of the style and is worthy of a try.

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Photo of Foxybrau
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A fine milk stout. Great black pour, much like espresso, with lots of lacing. I was thrown off by a heavy hop aroma, but the sweet taste covers the hop well until a little bitterness at the finish. I don't find the chocolate that many do, especially when compared to other stouts. Some coffee and roasted oat balances out the lactose. While nice and complex, I'm finding something about milk stouts is off putting to me.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty milk stout. Very smooth. Sweet start to beer. Not too strong of a stout flavor. Exactly what I want in this style of beer. Very good. Would buy again.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger khaki head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Chocolate nose. Flavor is sweet/baked chocolate but drier finish. Pricey at $6.00 for a 330ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

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