Naughty Sauce | Noble Ale Works

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk 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:
#777
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
276
pDev:
8.76%
 
 
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56
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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jvillefan
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redgoatman
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of malfunxion
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freshflesh
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JTbrue
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Faint hint of coffee with a very light roast.

A: Bright golden, opaque, thick film of creamy white head.

F: Coffee flavor is huge upfront. Since this beer does not use barley there’s nothing to deter the huge coffee flavor, which is complex. The lactose adds a touch of sweetness on the finish.

M: Creamy medium-light bodied, quite smooth, almost slick

O: Super enjoyable – strikes a great balance between coffee and malt character. Moreover, the color is super intriguing. When this beer was first released, I had never seen a golden milk stout, though I still have a little trouble designating this as a stout since it doesn’t use barley. The golden milk stout has been replicated a bit in 2015, but in (humble) opinion, Noble does it best! Having said that, the aroma wasn’t quite as prominent as past batches.

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Photo of stevec32
3.81/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of HopLover1
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikaveli
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SoleBriety
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryancthomas7
3.4/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was really looking forward to this, but ended up very disappointed. I really didn't taste very much coffee and it was not what I anticipated for a milk stout. I tasted lots of tobacco flavor and bitterness. Not my cup of tea.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCalBeerBabe
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow such an interesting pour. First impression: Unbelievable flavor. The coffee aroma and flavor are warm and mellow. Little fragrance of vanilla, very nice. Light foam over a rich milky golden goodness. This has a cool smooth feel to it, very easy on the carbonation, which made it an interesting milk stout. Kind of pleasantly snuck up on me. I will definitely seek this out again. I was surprised to be impressed by this after drinking Calm Before the Storm by Ballast Point. This might be my 2 new seasonal favorites for the time being. This was a beautiful experience in a glass.

Nitro at Public School 805

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Naughty Sauce from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 276 ratings