Milk Stout | Bristol Beer Factory

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Milk StoutMilk Stout

Brewed by:
Bristol Beer Factory
England, United Kingdom

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by soulgrowl on 08-10-2009

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27
Photo of Spike
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Careful pour from a 500ml bottle keeping sediment in the bottle.
L: Pours a glossy black. A couple of millimetres of tan head quickly disappears. No lacing.
S: Smoky. Hints of coffee & cocoa. Sugar.
T: Sweet coffee (black). Some treacle. Smooth and long-lasting.
F: Light body. Prickle of carbonation. Leaves a coating on the tongue. Long, dry finish. Taste remains in the mouth for a good time after swallowing.
O: Would like a more potent smell. But flavours are well balanced and moreish. Sweet but not cloying. Mouthfeel is disappointingly light to start with but improves over time. The finish is long-lasting and extra dry. I like the way the sweetness of the style is countered by a sharp, bitter edge.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours full black with no head at all. Second pour I cleaned glass again and still almost no head. Nose is mildly sweet and sour with roasted malt in the background. Flavor is soft rounded roasted malt with the expected milky sweetness. Mouthfeel is nice and soft with the bottle conditioning. Overall, a very nice stout, but not really memorable.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, pours black with thin brown head. aroma is coffee, chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts, really nice texture. medium bodied. a little coffee with a sweet chocolatey finish.

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Photo of gutbucket2
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle-conditioned. Pours opaque dark brown. Diminishing tan head. Aroma: slight coffee. Taste: milky chocolate. Sweet. Mouthfeel: light-bodied, with lengthy mouthfeel and lingering chocolate taste. Overall: Very good beer. Sweet (lactose) stout made very well.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tumbler.

You gotta love the cool customers that head off for a trip to the UK and bring you back some liquid goodness. You're one of the great ones, Gwen! This stuff pours a clear black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, mild coffee, and a mild vein of cocoa powder. The taste brings in more of the same, everything coalescing beautifully into a smooth, semi-sweet melange of tastiness. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda creamy feel. Overall, a damn fine stout, one I wish was available 'round here, especially with this damn dearth of Mackeson's. Good times.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black with classic white stout foam. The consistency is what you'd expect from an English stout with a very creamy texture. Hints of roasted malt hit the pallet immediately with milk and even banana in the finish. The mouthfeel is spot on like you'd want it a milk stout with a perfect amount of carbonation. Overall a great beer with complex favors and a really refreshing texture. Not too high on the scale at 4.5% with a lot of flavor.  If only they sold this one in the states it would be on my regular stout rotation. Fortunately it's bottled so I'll be bringing a few back across the pond. Well done Bristol Beer Factory!

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Charred black-brown, about 98% opaque with a coffee-and-creamer head. Pleasant nose of milky coffee with nuances of roasted sweet potatoes, piney hops, burnt pine nuts, and firewood. Sweet and caramelly, as any good milk stout should be, calling to mind Milk Duds and brownies, with a fruity apple juice quality as well as a note of graham crackers. Thin on the palate - it could be thicker, but then again it is nice and dry, and we wouldn't want to ruin that. A nice milk stout - I wish more brewers brewed them.

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Milk Stout from Bristol Beer Factory
3.9 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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