Nippletop | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our version of a milk stout, originally named Fresh Powder Milk Stout. A milk stout is simply a stout brewed with an addition of Lactose, a non-fermentable milk sugar, used to create sweetness and a fuller body and mouthfeel in the beer. This is the sweetest stout that we brew, not only because of the addition of lactose, but because of the low hop bitterness, and higher residual sugar content. It is very full bodied beer, often perceived as thick and creamy.

Added by CloudStrife on 12-22-2012

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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of ProudBeerSnob
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice black color, with a tan head that disappears all too quickly. Not much in the node except dark bread and smoked malts.

The taste makes up for the deficiencies in the nose. Definitely tastes like a milk stout. It's nice to drink a stout that is full in flavor and mouthfeel that doesn't bludgeon you with alcohol.

It's not an outstanding brew, but I'll be seeking this one out again.

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Photo of tmt71883
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of KTCamm
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours extremely black with virtually no foam. Nothing remains on top. Light chocoloately smell, some coffee notes. Milky smooth taste, very even, with an oaty background. Lactose finish. Good, not a huge fan of milk stoits that are too sweet, but this one balanced nicely.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of chefduff2
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of atr2605
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours black with a tan colored head with decent retention
S-roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate
T-roasted coffee and chocolate with sweetness coming in the finish. Low hop bitterness and soft chocolate flavor lingers on the palate
M-medium-full bodied with high carbonation
O-Carbonation does seem a touch high, but overall a nice drinking milking stout with great roasted characteristic

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Photo of mitch3114
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Squidly
3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of ZachKelly
2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poored from 12 oz bottle. Very dark, almost black, pour. Head maintained throughout the duration and had a nice foaminess that presented the smell and flavor well. Very chocolatey and coffee flavor that was not overpowering as many other milk stouts. No bitter aftertaste that lingers well after the drink which is very pleasant. Recommend highly if you like sweet stouts, but it is not one I would sit and drink a lot of in one sitting, but a very pleasant desert style beer.

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Photo of Homebrew35
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a huge 3 finger mocha head. Black body, some lacing and retention.
Smells sweet, fruity English like yeast, some coffee and light roast.
Medium thin body. Quite drinkable once the carbonation dies down.
Tasty good priced solid new offering.
$2 a single

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of riversider76
3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours the darkest of browns with a mice tan head. Good retention, and a nice lace. Aroma is of chocolate,and coffee. Body is on the lighter side of medium and carbonated. Taste is roasted coffee up front with hints of chocolate. Very sugary. Decent,but nothing special.

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Photo of zberger
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of GotWad629
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with about an inch of tan head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts.

Tastes fairly similar. Roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. Nothing is too overpowering and everything blends well together. Also its not too sweet which you can find sometimes with milk stouts. It is a tad bit over carbonated..The bite of the carbonation takes away some of the taste and cuts into the smoothness.

Overall an easy drinking Milk stout. Nothing too crazy and definitely worth revisiting.

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Photo of adamridge
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I would like to note that this is my first review on this site, long time reader first time reviewer.

A- Black with hints of red, The head was thin with light lacing.

S- Chocolate, coffee, and sugars

T- It starts off with the normal stout taste roasty, with coffee and chocolate notes, but very light for a stout and possibly a little too much carbonation, then comes the oats and light creamy water down taste to finish it off.

M- light medium body,very carbonated

O- Average cream/milk stout I have definitly have had better. It is on the very light side of stouts. Not to my liking, but worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Nippletop from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 127 ratings