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Milk Stout | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by elNopalero on 06-04-2012

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Ranking:
#3,179
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
205
pDev:
9.56%
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2/5  rDev -51%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kojevergas
2.56/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

6% ABV confirmed. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired for $6.00 at a SoCal beer store and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Mikkel is my favourite brewer in the world, so expectations are quite high.

Served after a period of rest following its removal from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Imported by the Shelton Bastards.

A: Pours a four finger thick head of gorgeous dark tan colour, incredibly appealing cream, great frothy thickness, and excellent (9+ minute) retention. Body colour is a dark black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Carbonation bubbles are abundant in the body, however, almost reminiscent of cola. Light lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: Cola, light roasted barley, dark malts, cream, and milky notes. I'm not real impressed; it's kind of like a schwarzbier meets a stout. A decent aroma. Pleasant enough. No yeast is detectable nor is any alcohol.

T: Dark malts, cream, cola notes, and even some bitterness. Imbalanced and lackluster for the style. Lots of residual sugars, true to style, but none are particuarly evocative. Bready. Milk chocolate. Cocoa. It's too sweet and lacks the roasted character needed to balance against that sweetness (that's the whole point of the style, after all). Lacks complexity and subtlety.

Mf: Slightly coarse, with an artificial smoothness up front. Wet. Pretty good carbonation. Poor palate presence. Sticky. Cola-esque. Sugary. Doesn't suit the flavours all that well.

Dr: A disappointment from my favourite brewer. Who knew Mikkel who create a stout this bad? I definitely wouldn't want another. Hides its ABV well, but it's difficult to drink given its low quality. Quite pricey as well (it's the Shelton Bastards, after all). This is to be avoided.

Low C-

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.03/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Pours black with a large, lasting tan head.
Nose shows cocoa, milk chocolate, hazelnut pralines and roasted barley.
Very sweet flavours, cloyingly sweet in fact. Some roasted malt behind the sweetness but very weak.
Needs higher carbonation, body feels watery too.
Too much lactose by far.

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3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled last night on 5/21/15. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees and poured in to a "STORZ" 12 ounce snifter glass.

Brew pours a pitch black in color with a good 2+-finger foamy beige head that lasted a bit before settling down to around to about 3-4mm. LOTS of sticky lacing was seen after each sip. The aroma is of dark roasted malts with a hint of sweetness. The taste is close to the aroma with a very light hint of chocolate, unlike many other Milk Stouts. Also present is a hint of coffee. Does have a bitter finish unlike many of the other same style brews I have had in the past. Not as thick as others also. When it warmed up from the cooler it was actually better but still had a bit of a harsh finish, but still wasn't bad overall. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation.

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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review taken from notes courtesy of Stout Fest at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured a nice black coffee rich hue with a very thick foamy mocha head that fades to leave thick mocha side lacing.

S - A fair amount of milk/lactose followed up by light roast and some surprisingly sweet milk chocolate.

T - Ehh. Faint milk chocolate on the tongue along with more faint light roasted malts. The lactose is almost too much for the beer as it overpowers the chocolate and malts.

M - Better than your average lactose but the feel is still relatively light and slightly thin.

O - Overall not my favourite milk stout. For the price paid there are definitely better milk stouts our there but this still wasnt a bad offering from Mikkeller.

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3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Meh, not very good. At $5 have you.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours black with a light brown wispy head.

On first smell, I feel like something is not quite right with this beer. It starts with some cocoa and bitter coffee, but then the roast kicks in and brings with it a very resin-like note that dominates the lactose and the overall fragrance of the beer. It turns me off a bit, but I prefer my milk stouts closer to the chocolate milk type.

However, when you get to the flavor, it is quite more balanced. It is still more roasty than a typical milk stout, but good lactose remains with balanced sweetness. Lots of chocolate, roasted oats, and a sweet velvet finish.

Maybe I just don't like something in the smell, but taste wise, this is pretty enjoyable.

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Milk Stout from Mikkeller ApS
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