Wachusett Milk Stout | Wachusett Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
152 Ratings
Wachusett Milk StoutWachusett Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
wachusettbrew.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The darkest beer we have ever brewed. A sweet, malty, full bodied, creamy rich flavored stout with coffee and chocolate tones.

Availability: Sep - Mar

Added by Daktyls on 09-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours out with an espresso color, the beige head building to two fingers; decent retention and very impressive lacing

Smell: Toasted brown bread, milk chocolate and coffee

Taste: Milk chocolate forward with toasted brown bread underneath; through the middle, the coffee tones emerge; the finish is surprisingly dry for the style

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I really like the dry finish of this milk stout; plenty of milk chocolate here and just enough coffee to make it interesting; the lack of cloying sweetness is where this beer shines

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Photo of CHickman
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wicked Big Can (32 oz Crowler) filled at the Wachusett brewery yesterday, this pours a very dark brown with mahogany to red color showing at the edges where light hits the glass and brew. It had a 2-3 finger foamy tan colored head that faded slowly with popping bubbles throughout, which then left spotty lacing and spotted rings as it went down.

Smells of lactose, chocolate milk, dark roasted malts, fresh ground coffee, heavy cream, some char and cocoa powder. Very nice and basic with all of the milk/sweet stout elements I hope to inhale. It switches between roasty and sweet, letting the roasted malt complexities keep you entertained with the variety.

Taste brings out lots a charred notes and smoked malts before shifting over to bakers chocolate, roasted grains, cocoa powder and light vanilla. The sweetness is tamed by the smooth roasty essence of burnt coffee grinds, cold coffee with half and half, bitter piney hops and lactose and/or chocolate milk. Super malty with nice char and enough sugar sweetness mixed in to make it easy to drink but still full of flavor; it never crosses over into too sweet or too bitter, this brew was done right.

Mouthfeel is (as expected) very smooth and creamy, with the beer sliding down like water. Light to medium bodied, very low and mellow carbonation, a thin feel and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Did I mention it was smooth and easy to drink....

Overall a very good milk stout that has enough roasted and charred grain notes to resemble a burnt coffee while keeping the chocolate malts and light hop bitterness intertwined and bringing out complimentary flavors. A real solid brew, worth seeking out.

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Photo of Dicers
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RozzieBoy
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Poured blacked with a thick, light tan head (which I swear had a heart at the top... should have taken a picture). Some carbonation in the head and fair lacing throughout the length of the beer.
S - Light roast/malt smell.
F - Light, smooth feel to the beer. No carb. feel.
T - Slight sweetness.
O - Wow. A nice, easy-drinking beer that I really enjoyed.

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Photo of datalager
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Krey213
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of freshcarl
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of garyloveman
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unimpressive. Reminds me of a soft drink more than a beer.

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Photo of Afrech1
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DuBeats
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skrewyou82
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrovelli
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdie009
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tarps68
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishinfool
4.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent aroma, creamy with a smooth but very flavored start and finish.

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Photo of paresis
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenSparks34
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ledhed1234
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Excellent stout, not too strong, a little sweetness

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Wachusett Milk Stout from Wachusett Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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