Naughty Sauce
Noble Ale Works

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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #29
Ranked #845
4.34 | pDev: 8.99%
Noble Ale Works
California, United States
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Notes: Golden Milk Stout infused with 3 pounds per barrel of Guatemalen coffee. Head Brewer Evan Price worked together with Roast Master Jeff Duggan from Portola Coffee Lab to create a truly unique drinking experience. Stout with oats and lactose (milk sugar), coffee instead of roasted grain.

This uses different coffee than Don's Naughty Sauce, which uses Portola Don Pachi Coffee and was a collaboration with Playground DTSA.
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Reviews by SensorySupernova:
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SensorySupernova from California

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy straw colored with a super creamy head that never quite went away. Left absurd amounts of lacing all the way down.

Smell: Mostly rich coffee smell, not what you’d expect based on the color alone.

Taste: Wow! This tastes like a mix between a stout and a latte. Big time coffee is really distinct up front, into a creamy sweet taste. Slightly bitter and bready throughout. The only complaint I have is that I almost forget that it is beer; the coffee and cream aspects dominate so much.

Mouthfeel: Super creamy! This is what I want in a milk stout. Had it on nitro tap.

Overall: Excellent and unique! All aspects are enjoyable on their own, and they come together perfectly.

Nov 21, 2014
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rubenG from California

4.82/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've never tasted a beer like this....Like a coffee & Beer Orgasm in your
Mouth. Don't wanna get into much detail. Just try the damn beer!

Dec 30, 2014
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mig100 from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the most aromatic, tasty and by far, smoothest milk stouts ever brewed. The best way to describe the taste is it's kind of like the milk still left in the bowl after cinnamon toast crunch, but with coffee added. Even better on nitro.

Sep 20, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Hazed and cloudy dark, burnt golden with a thick, incredibly persistent, creamy head. Leaves the glass messy with rings of stick. Very pretty, and I've never had a golden milk stout before--this is a first.

Lots of freshly ground coffee in the aroma, some nut elements, and a honey sweetness. Usually, I'm a big critic of mixing coffee and honey aromas/flavors/elements, but it works really nicely here.

The flavor follows the aroma, with lots of freshly-ground coffee flavors, honey sweetness, mild assorted roast, and a bit of citrus/honey hop character as well. Incredibly drinkable. Very impressive.

Medium bodied with creamy carbonation--no surprise given the serving style.

A fantastically surprising beer. Will drink again!

Jan 26, 2013
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Jeffray80 from California

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sep 13, 2017
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dksl16 from California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Dec 19, 2013
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zstamper from California

4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 06, 2018
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wethorseblanket from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. On nitro @ the source.

A: Pours a clear golden with a half-inch thick finely carbonated white head which fades slowly and yields splotches and semi-rings.

N: Creamy earthy coffee with a mild sweetness, faint roasted malts.

T: Follows nose with a delicate and soft non-astringent coffee and lactose sweetness. Well balanced flavors.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Creamy and soft finish.

O: Really wonderful for coffee and mik stout lovers.

Aug 07, 2014
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addicted2thebarrel from California

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 06, 2017
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GRG1313 from California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

May 14, 2013
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Eychung from New York

4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 21, 2018
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mactrail from Washington

3.69/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A blonde stout with vanilla and coffee beans. Golden amber color with a nice creamy head. More amusing than most brewing jokes. It's actually quite tasty, and seems to please the ladies. It starts out with an aroma that is simply sticking your nose in the bag of freshly ground coffee. Astoundingly flavorful with a sweet and bitter profile.

This is quite sweet with that Milk Stout sensation, as long as you close your eyes. The coffee flavor is really strong, but quite mellow and rounded and goes nicely with the vanilla. This is one for a short after dinner glass. On tap at Local Habit in San Diego.

Apr 30, 2013
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. I'm usually not one for golden or white stouts, but this executed the style very well. Dark gold body with a cloud like white head. Smells like a stout latte: big coffee, vanilla, sweet malts, and slight toffee. Taste is very strong with coffee, eventually mixing in vanilla, graham cracker, toffee, malt, candied nuts, and blondie flavors. A little more balance with the coffee could go a long way, but then again if you are making a golden stout you probably don't really care about proper balance anyways. Feel is saturated by the coffee and sweetness, so much of it makes me think stout, but the feel still is thin for style. Probably best golden stout I have had though!

Mar 19, 2020
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Adamostella from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 29, 2015
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benzalman from California

4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Feb 15, 2015
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Wolberjs from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

May 13, 2014
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cgentzkow from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Aug 26, 2013
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abrodsky from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oct 30, 2016
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Sideswipe from California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

Oct 06, 2014
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Rollzroyce21 from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Aug 18, 2013
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zestar from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Aug 08, 2014
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pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

09/14/20 can @ home

Sep 14, 2020
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Moheban from California

4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 01, 2015
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kmanjohnson from California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Jul 20, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Verdugo Bar in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, coffee, and lactose aromas. Taste is much the same with vanilla and coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and some tasty flavors.

May 05, 2013
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