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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 68
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear amber in the glass with 2 fingers of light mocha head. This maintains a rich creamy finger, which rings the sides of the glass with some sticky swathes of lace. The aroma smells of coffee and cream, with roast and lactose taking center stage and then melding nicely with backing notes of chocolate fudge and green citrus. This has a nice full flavored feel to it in the nose.

The taste is similar, with chocolate, milky sugars, green bitter citrus, and roasted coffee flavors all working very nicely here together. This really has a solid dessert beer quality to it. The finish is roasted feeling on the finish with some leftover light earthy bitterness that hangs in there. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with some crispness to the carbonation on top and then more of a soft creaminess underneath which carries those flavors well.

I thought that this was a surprisingly well done Milk Stout, with some well balanced flavors (really liked the coffee flavor) and a pretty smooth drinkability to it. This is one of the better ones that I’ve had recently.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Appearance: The dark, cocoa colored pour is accompanied by a thin layer of tan head. The initial head isn’t too strong, but that small head has strong staying power. The body of the beer is very dark, near black, and although clear, impossible to see though. 40+ SRM.

Scent: Chocolate hits your nose the minute you stick it into the glass. The creaminess that accompanies the lactose comes through on the aroma. Blindfolded I would have assumed this was chocolate milk. There is a hint of coffee on the back of the nose along with the rich, roasted malt of a stout. As it warms up a bit, the maltiness, and a slight touch of hops, starts to shine through the chocolate aromas.

Taste: The malt is front and center on the mouth. I once again get the chocolate flavors, but this time the coffee is a bit stronger. The coffee is right up front with the malt where as the chocolate takes a back seat to push these flavors forward. A slight hint of floral hoppiness on the finish with a bit of bitterness that comes mainly from the roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: The body is heavy. That’s where the lactose really comes out and shines. There is a perfectly smooth, rich, creaminess that comes through on the body that is only associated with a milk stout. Very easy to drink.

Overall: The bottle states that this is “the perfect cold weather beer.” I agree. The aroma brings back memories of the other perfect cold weather drink; hot chocolate. The rich chocolate smell is very close to the smell of hot chocolate and that immediately brought a sense of warmth. The strong, malty flavors also fill you with a sense of warmth that is ideal in winter. This may not be “the perfect cold weather beer,” but it is definitely something you will enjoy after coming in from a cold winter day.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

reviewed from notes:

appearance: black with a redish hue and a 1 finger off white head

smell: toffee, sweet malts,

taste: little coffee, toffee, creamy texture

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium / full body

drinkability: a nice stout to sit back and enjoy. it's not a pallet wrecker so you can have another.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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