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Naughty Sauce | Noble Ale Works

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4.35/5
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265 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works
California, United States
noblealeworks.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by HopHead84 on 01-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#657
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
265
pDev:
8.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by freshflesh:
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4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of rubenG
4.82/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

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Photo of mig100
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of HuskyBoi
4.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Blind taste...wouldn't think I drank a beer, AMAZING!

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4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.56/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikaveli
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro

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!

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.63/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Nick29
4.8/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Maybe the beer that started the golden stout craze. Still not sure I'd call it a stout -- after all, if a beer has zero roasted barley, can it still be a stout? I'd go more with a coffee blonde ale, I guess? Either way, sans the roast barley, there's nothing to deter the coffee, which is HUGE. Not bitter at all, quite creamy. Interesting...trippy...this is something.

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Naughty Sauce from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 265 ratings
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