Milk Stout
COAST Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #231
Ranked #9,919
4.09 | pDev: 6.85%
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
Milk StoutMilk Stout
Notes: A sweet stout brewed with lactose. Mild roast, medium carbonation and a dry finish. Highly drinkable at a nice 5.7% ABV.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 32
Photo of jmdrpi
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on draft, served in a shaker pint glass.

black in color, frothy white head. mild chocolate aroma. taste is well balanced, not too sweet, some roast flavor. medium bodied.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Deep brown-to-black color with a 2-finger, creamy, bubbly, tan head. Really nice retention and some great sheets of lacing.

S – Mostly milk chocolate and sweet lactose, but there are also touches of vanilla and roasted coffee. One of the better smelling and more complex milk stouts that I’ve had the pleasure of having.

T – It starts off sweet with milk chocolate and lactose and then progresses to a bitter roasted coffee flavor. This definitely has more of a roasted character than any other milk stouts that I’ve had.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a creamy and slick mouthfeel, and a bitter and dry finish. Bitter roasted coffee flavors linger for a while.

O – This is a very interesting milk stout. I like my stouts on the more bitter, roasted side than on the sweet side, but finding the roasted character in a milk stout was an different experience. I definitely wasn’t expecting it, but that’s not to say it wasn’t a nice touch. It’s certainly very drinkable and another nice beer from COAST.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark wooden brown with a medium sized coffee colored head.

Smells of milk chocolate, lactose, mild vanilla, mild coffee roast.

Taste is far darker and more roasty than I expected, coffee type roast with fair bitterness. Chocolate again, plenty of lactose. Very good but not quite as good as I hoped.

Strong mouthfeel, full body and lots of carb.

A good milk stout that leans heavily toward the roasty end of the stout spectrum.


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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of tan-colored, foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A sweet, enticing aroma of cream, malt, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, light hops, and cream. A very well-balanced and easy going flavor. Like most milk stouts, this beer doesn't overpower your taste buds, but is still enjoyable.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, likeable beer. Very much drinkable.

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to one of my ex-girlfriends for sharing this one with me! Served from growler into a COAST Willi (proper!). Poured a dark reddish brown with a one finger dark tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, cream, and dark chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and cream. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This brew was spot-on for the style in my opinion. Nice bit of roastiness with a kiss of sweetness. The touch of sweetness was what made this brew for me. If things would have been a little more robust on this brew it could have been an absolute homerun. Well worth your time trying this one if you see it around or even if you have to trade for it.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark as night with a towering head of tan that came up and over the top of the glass and coated everything with a thick, sticky layer of brown lacing that was not going anywhere.

Aroma is filling up the room with huge notes of coffee, chocolate, touches of vanilla and a warming, boozy note. Bringing it up to room temperature really starts to bring these out even more. Huge notes of roasted and lightly smoked notes coming up towards the surface. Rich, creamy and full bodied feel dump into the wonderfully large stout. Huge notes of coffee, cocoa, roasted malts

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Photo of PDXHops
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a nonic pint glass. An imposing lumpy and bumpy tan head tops the near black brew below. Crazy lacing, sticky, streaky and clumpy.

A dusting of cocoa, but the nose leans heavily toward the roasted and toasted end of the scale. Not quite burnt, but there's no question the roast is in full effect. The lactose seems to add more of a slippery element to the feel than any noticeable sweetness. A touch of dark chocolate. Full bodied and robust. Really tasty brew even without the full dose of sweetness typical of the style. Easy recommendation.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Total Wine - Charleston into a Stone IRS tulip.

A: It pours pitch with an inch of khaki head. The upper layer fizzes away quickly but the leftover head holds and laces well.

S: Lots of chocolate, light roastiness, some wet oats, and some lactic sweetness.

T: Creamy lactic sugar, milk chocolate, some underlying dark fruit flavors, and a little roastiness.

M: The body is of average thickness with relatively low carbonation.

O: This is terrific; it is a delicious and silky-smooth brew that still retains quaffability. It's certainly worth buying a growler.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unlike the tickers of the world, where a thimble of beer mixed in with 12 other beers is enough to justify a review, I'm diving into the deep end and drinking a growler on my own. Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Reviewing the first pour right around room temperature.

A- Damn sexy. Dark as night producing 2.5 fingers width of foamy, mocha colored head. Good head retention with plenty of lacing to go around as the beer was consumed. Doesn't get much better looking than this.

S- Dark chocolates upfront with a solid roasted malt background. Really nice dichotomy between chocolate sweetness and the roasted aroma provided by the malts. Simple, but interesting and intriguing at the same time.

T- Upfront there is nice mix of dark chocolate and lactose. As the taste settles on the palate, the chocolate becomes more bitter. This leads way to an unexpected, yet well balanced roasted character. The finish was the fantastic. Combination of lactose, dark bittering chocolates and a good amount of roasted malts. Well made from beginning to end.

M- What I like about the better milk stouts out there is they tend to be on the viscous side. This is no exception. Medium bodied, but carries a creamier, fuller mouth feel.

D- This growler went pretty quickly. I can't really say much else.

Overall, like berliner weisses, there needs to be more milk stouts. This was one of my favorite examples from this style of beer. It's refreshing to have a well-made, non-BA, non-hyped beer and have it deliver and blow your mind. This is great stuff. Here's to hoping that COAST continues to make this beer.

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Photo of jpmclaug
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler poured into a pint glass. Thank you Piney Grove Greens for always providing me with Coast's offerings.

A- Black body with a nice sized brown head resting on top, a bit of lacing sticks to the glass.

S - Roasted malts shine through with a touch of sweetness. Smells just like I would want a milk stout to smell like.

T - Seems like I remember typing up similar thoughts last night but yes, please! Nice roasty flavors up front with a little chocolate hidden in there. Sweet notes typical of the style are present but that doesn't mean that this isn't balanced.

M - medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation

D - I could drink this all night long. Well balanced with plenty of roasty notes. I don't think COAST has ever put out a stout that I'm not a fan of. I wish this was available year round because I would purchase it all the time. I guess I'll have to hope it's still on when I hit up Greens tomorrow. South Carolina beer you have come a long way.

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Photo of scottyshades
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler at Greenville Beer Exchange

A: Pitch black with a big brown head. Retention is excellent, really nice looking pour

S: Light lactose, lots of juicy berries, milk chocolate, solid roastiness...awesome

T: Holy smokes, sooo smooth and mellow. COAST has taken the style and nailed it perfectly, seriously...Lactose is integrated into the roastiness and light citric hops seamlessly, giving a perfect balance to the flavor. Light bitter edge to it, along with a decent amount of coffee

MF/D: On the heavy side of medium in body, creamy velvety feel to it thanks to the lactose. A really smooth drinker

Notes: awesome beer, to the style...a growler might be too much for one person though, although i crushed mine

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Photo of jsanford
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a COAST pint glass from a growler filled 2 days ago at Growlers in Hilton Head, SC.

A - Pours an inky black with slight brown highlights and a thin, mocha-colored head that recedes quickly, leaving just a slight haze.
S - Dark and sweet, with a god helping of roasted malt, cocoa powder, coffee-n-cream, and a lovely, cinnamon-like spice quality.This is exactly what I want a Milk Stout to smell like.
T - Oh man, this is good. Loads of dark roasty malt and sweet coffee and cream with a pleasantly bitter dark chocolate and hop finish. There's a really nice burnt sugar flavor in here that I'm digging the heck out of, it reminds me of when I make homemade caramel.
M - Creamy and velvety smooth with a medium-full body and moderate, "prickly" carbonation.
D - Superb drinkability, one of the best examples of one of my favorite styles. COAST never fails, this is another home run.

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Milk Stout from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 32 ratings