Sleepy Dog Wet Snout Milk Stout | Sleepy Dog Brewery

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Sleepy Dog Wet Snout Milk StoutSleepy Dog Wet Snout Milk Stout

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Sleepy Dog Brewery
Arizona, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark, rich, aromatic, and malty specialty. Rottie fans tend to be pushy and territorial, so under no circumstances should you steal their bar stool.

Added by t0rin0 on 03-21-2011

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 88
Reviews by DoubleJ:
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3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

No sour porters for me. I'm moving on to a milk stout from Tempe. Comes in a 22 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

A half-inch of head rests on top this obsidian/red hued beer. Creamy whisps of lace stick to a few spots around the glass. The aroma of chocolate malt balls makes much of the aroma, and there's a "plain" sweetness which I can't put my finger on. Overall, the aroma is not very strong, but it is interesting.

What I taste is decent. Unsweetened chocolate is the dominate note of this milk stout. A kiss of raisins offers a distraction from the chocolate. Just a dash of bittering hops at the end cuts through the overall sweet nature of the beer. While it's not a beer I feel in love with, it did help me forget the agony of Dark Knight Porter.

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Photo of mactrail
2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

You can't fault the nice foam on pouring into the Stella Artois tulip. Dark brown color. Lots of carbonation in the mouth. Not much of any aroma. Some grainy dark flavors, and that pretty much tells the story.

Medium body. Just a hint of sweetness, and not enough to suggest a Milk Stout taste. A flat grain flavor with a surprisingly dry sensation. Starts out like a bland sort of dark, but ends on an unpleasant note, something like fig jam with aspirin. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Olive Tree Market in San Diego.

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Photo of Phelps
2.39/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sleeper hit brewery Sleepy Dog has finally started distributing bottles to the Phoenix market. This is my first experience with any of their beers in this format. Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

Not quite black, with the faintest hints of amber at the edges. A one-finger head of mocha fizz snaps and pops loudly, disappearing quickly and leaving a medium-sized ring behind.

In the nose, I get very tangy dark chocolate and lots of lactose. Perhaps some hints of coffee as well.

The taste is equally overpowered by whatever lactose they chose to throw in here. I can’t call it milk, because it’s so tangy. There’s the lightest hint of dark chocolate and some cola. Maybe it’s overly hopped as well? I really can’t tell what’s wrong, but I know something is. Hints of peanuts emerge as it warms.

Medium-high carbonation and a pretty good amount of fizz. The slightly watery body is just a shade above light. There’s no alcohol and the finish is mostly clean, though that tang does linger between sips.

Overall, it’s just not a great example of the style. Too tangy and without enough roast to back it up.

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Photo of swthomas55
2.38/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampled at the brewpub 3/26/11.

App - dark brown, clear with a tan head.
Aroma - lightly toasty with bready malt and some sweetness.
Flavor - thinnish dark malt with some coffee, and sweet. Maybe a touch of hops, and some sourness that is out of place.
Mouthfeel - thin with sourness and fizzy carbonation.
Overall - drinkable but not exciting. I think it could use more malt and more roast. The sourness in the flavor needs to go away.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.6/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ExpendableCrewman
4.59/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

I bought this because I have only tried maybe 4 different breweries Milk Stouts and I wanted to try more. I was amazed with this one...the best I have had so far.

Poured into a Scottish "Noser" Glencairn Whiskey Glass.

Appearance- Dark, silky, with just a thin film. Plenty of lace.

Smell- Vanilla, with a hint of roasted coffee aroma. A slight fruity smell I cant identify and a very definite bread like smell, almost like I was walking into a bakery after hours.

Feel- Smooth at first, with just a little carbonation, light tingly sensation on the tongue and roof of mouth, presumably from foam settling in mouth. The sip ends on a very smooth, and easy note, the texture is just as smooth as it should be.

Taste- This is brew is definitely a milk stout, and although it is not that strong it IS full flavored and surprisingly flavorful. It has a very appealing vanilla-like taste to it that seems to blend in perfectly with the smooth, creamy and rich taste of roasted bean. There is also a very faint chocolate note that I swear I taste in every sip. The alcohol, "feel" I guess is the appropriate term since I cant really taste it, fades out quite quickly at the end leaving me with a satisfied feeling after tasting as much as I could on each sip.

All in all, I am definitely buying this beer again whenever I see it, thoroughly impressed here. I will take this any day over my go to Milk Stouts "Left Hand". This has become <so far> my new favorite Milk Stout.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.86/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Upon opening some mild carbonation, pour is midnight black with a coffee color head that lasted briefly. Smells like sweet baked goods, like a sugar cookie or such. Taste is very smooth and full of molasses/sugar and a nice stout flavor. Very good finish leaving you wanting more, also very light considering is almost jet black color. I would rate this a light med beer for sure. Very good and would drink again for sure.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Glibber
3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am not sure why people are slamming this beer. Dark Mahogany-mocha head that dissipates and leaves a light covering over surface. Minimal lacing. Chocolate coffee, malts, nutty- perhaps even hazelnut taste. Goes down easy, gets better as it warms, and is relatively light on the palette for a stout. Not bad at all- I like the flavour mixture.

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Photo of StoutBrotha602
4/5  rDev +20.1%

i usually go for this when im at lost leaf ..

Taste: Excellent smooth roasty notes
Pour: good Pour really dark, you can see the roasted color that it was meant to be.. good head on it when poured right
Mouthfeel: silky, roasty, chocolaty
finish: smooth silky and excellent

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.68/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of jaydoc
3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tzieser
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.76/5  rDev +12.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Drew26
3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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