Polish Moon | Milwaukee Ale House

Polish MoonPolish Moon
BA SCORE
75.7%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 37 ratings
Polish MoonPolish Moon
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Milwaukee Ale House
Wisconsin, United States
ale-house.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by samie85 on 04-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,819
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
37
Liked:
28
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
9.42%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My beer is the same as the bottle pictured, but is called Polish Moon Milk Stout by Milwaukee Brewing Company, rather than Milwaukee Ale House. Both are from Milwaukee, and both are listed at 4.50% abv. I'm not sure if the pictures are reversed or what, but clearly something is a little off. Reviewing here, since it has the correct bottle pictured. My third beer from this brewery, expectations are low based on my previous experience.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a dark mahogany / chestnut color. Opaque in the glass with a slight ruby tint when held to the light. One finger of creamy mocha fluff disappears quickly.

S - Smell is of cold coffee bean roast, a hint of lactose, and peanut and hazelnut nuttiness.

T - Taste follows the nose: bitter cold coffee bean roast, light chocolate flavor, & some nuttiness. Not really packing a lot of intensity, but it's a lot better than what I was expecting. Still, it tastes a bit watered down and more like a porter to me than a legitimate milk stout.

M - Feel is a bit watery and thin for a milk stout, so it isn't exactly suited to style. Carbonation is good, but a tad high.

Overall, this has definitely been the best thing I've sampled from this brewery so far. Still not a top notch example of the style, but it is drinkable. It reminds me more of what a light-bodied porter would taste like, rather than a milk stout, but I'm still pleasantly surprised with this offering.

Milwaukee Brewing Polish Moon Milk Stout ---3.5/5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of samie85
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque, jet black with two fingers of light brown head.

Smells of roasted coffee notes with a bit of chocolate and some earthy hop notes.

Follows the nose with light roasted noted and sweet chocolate finish.

Thin at first but the lactose helps give this one a little more body with light carbonation.

This is a very solid beer... I've been very impressed so far by Milwaukee Brewing's offerings.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Pour carefully (be sober) this will give 4 fingers of head.
Tasty milk stout

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerialHiker
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours the darkest, possible brown…limited khaki colored head…(4/5)

Smell: Chocolate, malt, some coffee and the tinniest bit of dark fruits…tons of chocolate though, very nice… (3.5/5)

Taste: Lots going on here…toasted malts and dark fruits beginning then blending with soft bitterness, coffee, mocha and some cream flavor…very nice…(4.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a bunch of carbonation…very nice…some chocolate milkshake flavor…it is a bit watery…(3.5/5)

Overall: This is a very drinkable beer…let it sit out a bit from the fridge for the best flavor…the chocolate smell is outstanding and ultra inviting…chocolate aroma, dark fruits and toasted malts make a great combination here…though there isn’t as deep a chocolate flavor as the aroma advertises…a twinge of bitterness in the deep background, but it very minimal…flavor and carbonation are excellent, this is definitely one of my favorite milk stouts to date…this is a delicious malty brew…(4/5)

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Polish Moon from Milwaukee Ale House
Beer rating: 75.7% out of 100 with 37 ratings
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