Naughty Sauce | Noble Ale Works

BA SCORE
4.35/5
264 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:
#653
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
264
pDev:
8.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

not too many beers like this one out there, wow. a white stout, coffee heavy, and as full bodied as any dark example of the style. it looks golden in color, nothing stout about it in the traditional sense. the nose smells like a stout though, with deeply roasted coffee filling in for the dark unmalted roasted barley. oats give it body and combined with the lactose, a nice sweetness that runs through it to balance the coffee out. the coffee is cool in the flavor, sweetened up by the lactose its almost like a shot of cream in a cup of drip, except the beer is blonde. i get bakers chocolate and vanilla in here, even a touch of honey in the finish. eyes closed it would be hard to tell this was pale. the coffee is more earthy and bitter than we normally think of coffee as a flavor, which works really well here, a unique substitute for dark grain. there is a ton of body and a very creamy mouthfeel, but enough carbonation to make it drinkable. this is one of the most interesting beers ive ever had, and i absolutely love it. as good as any of the hoppy stuff from noble, what a rare treat this is. unlike anything else out there that i am aware of, and an absolute must try.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kojevergas
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served on nitro-draught into a 4.5oz taster at 38 Degrees in Alhambra. Reviewed from notes. 5.4% ABV confirmed. Cost was $2.50 USD. "Blonde milk stout."

A: Pours a fucking gorgeous blonde colour - quite vibrant - with an impressive bubble show as the blonde bubbles move upward, giving way to an appealing translucent copper. Head is a fantastic nitro-smooth creamy head of fantastic thickness and good (~4-5+ minute) retention. No yeast particles are visible. The benefits of putting this on nitro are immediately apparent. Fantastic. A unique appearance for a milk stout. Wow.

Sm: Rich lovely coffee. Pale and blonde malts. Maybe some munich malts. Amazing fresh coffee roast; very evocative. Fresh and attractive. Damned incredible - especially when compared to the appearance. Flat-out brilliant. No yeast, alcohol, or hop character is detectable. Light subtle sweetness. An aroma of moderate strength.

T: Wow. Smooth, creamy mocha notes, freshley brewed coffee with brilliant accompanying roast, some milky sweetness, and great creamy notes and a creamy texture aided well by the nitro-draught serving choice. Obscenely delicious. Malting is clean and complementary, keeping it refreshing. No overt hop character is noticeable. Perfectly balanced. Complex, subtle, and exciting. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Texture is near perfect. Perfect carbonation. Wonderfully creamy - just like beers in the style ought to be. Smooth, wet, clean, refreshing. Feels custom-tailored to the flavour profile. Amazing execution. Really well done.

Dr: Impressive. Very drinkable, very enjoyable. Excellent justified use of nitro. I'd definitely get this again; I could down this all night happily. Well priced. An amazing, unique, special brew from Noble Ale Works. Bravo. I'll have to give their other offerings more attention going forward.

High A-

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.69/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dvmin98
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the Bruery Sucreversary party at the Phoenix Club.

Man, this thing is a pure coffee bomb. The nose on this thing is like sticking your face into a bag of fresh ground coffee. Being a coffee freak, it was awesome.

The taste is the same. Coffee goodness. I really enjoyed it. I went back for seconds and then the keg blew.

If you 'like' coffee, this isn't for you. If you are a coffee freak, this is for you.

This was for me.

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4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.65/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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3.59/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Naughty Sauce from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 264 ratings
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