Milk Stout | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

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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Ratings:
202
Reviews:
49
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teddibrewski
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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 AdmiralOzone
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danec020
4.99/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Taboada
3.31/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pinyin
4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
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 sd123
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. This just arrived in my area, label is different than the beer pictured - my label is blue and white, also with the name Milkkeller (MILKkeller) on the front label. Mikkeller Milk Stout 6.00% abv.

Poured into a Big Eddy snifter glass.

A - Dark thick black pour, two fingers of thick creamy khaki-tan head.

S - A creamy, roasty milk stout aroma - lots of roasted barley malt, chocolate, dark black coffee, notes of cream.

T - Taste follows the nose: lots of roast, burnt, char, barley malt, notes of coffee grinds, milk / cream. Typical flavors for the style.

M - Feel is smooth & creamy, bitter roasty finish. Medium-bodied with good carbonation for the style. Drinkable stuff.

Overall, a nice traditional milk stout from Mikkeller. Recommended.

Mikkeller Milk Stout -----4/5.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieKu
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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 GreggSr
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alucard
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoptooth
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma is sweet, milky and chocolaty, even a bit hoppy. Taste starts slightly sweet, lactic and roasty on the finish. Body is medium, smooth with medium carbonation. Quite nice overall, not overly sweet, smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of superspak
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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 bnes09
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
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 SoPeL
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdagnew
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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 AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much of an aroma, slight anise. Roasted flavors and a creamy mouthfeel make for a medium bitter coffee roast flavor. Quality follow through, great taste for such a quiet beer aroma-wise.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint.
Pours opaque black with creamy tan 2-finger head, good retention.
Smell is excellent. Radically coffee and chocolate, lactose hues.
Taste - chocolate, coffee. Excessively sweet, smooth and even slightly hoppy.
Thin, with moderate carbonation. Taste and mouthfeel make some mess.

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Milk Stout from Mikkeller ApS
4.07 out of 5 based on 202 ratings.
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