Lily Flagg Milk Stout | Straight To Ale

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States
straighttoale.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 04-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
242
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
50
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of Triumph428
4.78/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased this beer in a half-gallon growler from liquor express in Huntsville. Great, smooth drinking beer, surprisingly easy to drink and not overwhelmingly filling given how dark it is. Proof that a beer doesn't have to be 10% alcohol to be full of flavor.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of cgcod
4.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Solid stout. Great cream notes, almost a honey sweet side.

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Photo of Adamanton
4.54/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite milk stouts.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of otjenkins42
4.42/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It's a delicious milk stout

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Photo of thegooddoctor_b
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Mellow Mushroom, Huntsville from the tap. (Had a few weeks ago)

A - Deep, dark, malty color. Great thick head.

S - Smells subtley of sweet chocolate and coffee.

T - Smooth creamy taste. Very smooth and mouthwatering. Sticks around for awhile.

M - The right amount of thickness and leaves a lovely tasting coating.

O - Never thought my hometown could make a creation this great. This is in my top 3 of favorite beers - along with Left Hand Milk Stout and Thomas Creek Deepwater (for perspective).

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4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can bought in Alabama last spring. One can had inflated and blown; this one is just inflated. Over-chilled to decrease foaming, but no problem. Poured into English Bass pint mug.

A: It's a stout, so, about black; nice, tight, 1" head.

S: Roast malts as appropriate, chocolate and black patent, I reckon. No hop aroma.

T: Rich and full roast malt palate; enough hop bitterness to balance nicely; no noticeable hop flavor, right for style.

M: Full, but not thick or syrupy, again, correct for style.

O: I like this beer and wish it were available in the north country.

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4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of TheBen5
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On my first trip to Huntsville I came across this brew at a little dive known as the Voodoo Lounge. Boy was I glad I did.

A nice, dark beer, it has a good appearance and decent smell. It's taste is smooth and mellow with a decent mouthfeel (low carbonation.) Overall, I consider it one of the better beers I have ever tasted and will be glad to partake of it in again, if I'm in the area. (Who knew that Alabama brews some good stuff...?)

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Photo of bmohead
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Pours a deep, dark black. About a finger of tan, quickly dissipating head that leaves little lacing.

Smells of roasty malt and coffee dominate.
Taste follows smell pretty closely. Getting a good bit of coffee coming through.

Mouthfeel is medium. Nice and creamy.

Fairly drinkable, I will down several of these and, as a quite good local beer, I will be back for more!

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4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks, big ups & major props to Uncle JedI & Purple Hat Joan for a box that works on my affinity for both embroidered cloth patches & CANs! The CANQuest (tm) is back in gear and I, for one, am glad of it!

From the CAN: No notable information. However, the approved pic does not do it justice. Lily Flagg was a Jersey cow owned by a Huntsville, AL pair and she became the top butter producer in the world in 1892. She is renowned in Huntsville and the CAN depicts her as the one jumping over a shocked moon as a milk trail is seen in her wake and she sports a blue ribbon!

Let's hope that this beer is as awesome (correct usage) as Lily Flagg herself. It all begins with the Crack! but in this case, I heard a lowing "Mooo!" An inverted Glug produced two-plus fingers of foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head with reasonable retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) with ruby/garnet highlights at the edges. Nose had a roasty chocolatiness that put me in mind of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel was fairly full, sort of creamy, but not quite there. The mouthfeel definitely influenced the taste, giving it a chocolate ice cream flavor. It kind of reminded me of Rocky Road, which was my late Pops' favorite, in that it had a slight nuttiness to it. The finish hovered between semi-sweet and semi-dry. It might be a "Sweet Stout", but it was far from being outright sweet. I would not care for more than one, but that is me speaking as a hophead. YMMV.

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