Coffee Milk Stout | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
84
good
2,316 Ratings
Coffee Milk StoutCoffee Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A bittersweet, creamy, coffee-laced stout
First Release: August 2014
From imperial stouts to IPAs, we’ve discovered the tantalizingly roasty lift that comes from adding coffee beans to just about any kind of beer. This English-style milk stout, originally a limited-edition offering at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, proved the perfect foil for beans from San Diego-based Ryan Bros Coffee. The bitterness of the coffee is balanced out brilliantly by the milk sugar we used to add a touch of sweetness and creaminess to the stout’s smooth, easy-drinking texture. Cheers to the coalescence of two highly artisanal (and delectable) mediums.

Added by Rollzroyce21 on 06-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,316
Reviews:
387
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
632
For Trade:
7
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Photo of MikeWard
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 9/15/16, so about 11 months old.

Black as black body allowing no light to enter in. Good creamy thick head to begin with, dissipating to a solid covering with a ring, before disappearing completely about halfway through. Head is coffee with a dash of cream coloring. decent lacing at first.

roasted coffee aroma, however, it appears a little on the stale coffee side.

Medium roasted coffee on taste, nothing else.

Below medium on the mouth, stale roasted coffee on the finish,\.

Overall, while not a bad drink, I'd guess consuming it closer to bottling date might yield a better drink, even though bottle says can cellar up to 12 months.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

**
11/09/2015

Dark black, small tan head. Nose is Light coffee. Taste is typical of a sweet stout, added coffee gives it a little bite. Easy drinking, smooth feel. No one category jumps out as outstanding, but the higher overall score reflects a nice balance of all.

**

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Photo of csmrx7
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was jet black color with a slight bubbly to light foamy off white to tan head. Lacing was mostly obscure but lightly speckled here and there. The smell has a super nice graceful blend of coffee to milk chocolate. There’s a nice roastiness roaming all around. The coffee seems to be leaning towards the espresso side of the house on this one. The taste is pretty sweet but roasty with the coffee and the chocolate blending pretty well. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about this one. There’s a long dry sweet coffee/chocolate aftertaste with a quick sticky dry finish. Overall, this was a really nice sweet stout that I would like to have again.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Jet black color, half finger brown head, amazing lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, milk, coffee. Smells wonderful!

T: Roasted coffee, sweet, malty. Slightly bitter on the back end. Nice :)

F: Light bodied, yet good flavored.

O: Very good milk stout. Would happily drink on any occasion.

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Photo of Cramerican
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Golden32
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joshautry
2.43/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eng_lee
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pattysykes
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle into a tulip. Pours a completely opaque black with a small brown head that quickly dissipates into a thin tan lacing. Nose is sweet and milky, bit of coffee aroma. Taste is sugary sweet and creamy, with toasty coffee beans and a hint of vanilla. Lingering acidity. Medium body and mild carbonisation. Quite an enjoyable beer but I found that it was a little too sugary sweet and a little too tart for my liking.

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Photo of KevinL
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has that nice roasty flavor that comes from adding coffee beans. This English-style milk stout, has its bitterness of the coffee balanced out nicely by the milk sugar which adds a touch of sweetness and creaminess to the smooth texture of this stout. I have had nothing but great brews from Stone and this is no exception.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KBlodorn
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap and in a pint glass

Dark liquid , thin taupe ring that quickly fades

Aroma of coffee

Taste of coffee , sweet , milk , roast malts

Low sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of bbtkd
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Stone Coffee Milk Stout, 5% ABV, 40 IBU. Pours thin and black, with not much head, so no lacing. Nose is milk, taste is coffee, some milk, a bit of a bitter close. Thin and a bit overcarbonated. so mouthfeel is just OK. Overall very good. I was excited to see Stone start distribution here, but this was not impressive. Looking forward to some of their reportedly better offerings. This wasn't bad, just inoffensive and unimpressive.

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Photo of MooseBoose
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate bitterness

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Coffee Milk Stout from Stone Brewing
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