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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Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown color with khaki colored head. Chocolate, roasted malt, a light coffee note, and some sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied, a little thin. Finishes smooth with some chocolatey flavors and a little sweetness.

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Photo of Lukebell15
2.59/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nmann08
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of khargro2
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tzbel013
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of meredith24
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of jmv0009
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight To Ale "Lily Flagg Milk Stout"
on tap at the Flying Saucer, Nashville, TN - 6 April 2015

Notes: Opaque brown-black beneath a tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasty coffee, dark milk chocolate/hot chocolate, cocoa powder, dried roasted barley. The flavor follows suit but opens up a bit with a bit of golden caramel and some toastiness. Whatever yeasty fruitiness might be there is limited and supressed by the stronger roasty and chocolatey notes, which is perfectly fine as the creamy-smooth texture takes it in that direction anyway. Somehow it seems a bit one-sided, but at the same time it's a very good one-sidedness... let's call it focused! Nice pint.

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Photo of Dewsby
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slaterlovesbeer
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Perfect color. Black even when held up to a light save a small ruby glow around the edges. Aroma and flavor is malty with sweet undertones. A faint bitterness reminiscent of coffe is present. Good milk stout but not as good as left hands.

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Photo of mattboyer182
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewsBr0ther
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B33rcules
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopley
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vestlake
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Carmel colored head only reaches a half an inch before it quickly fades to a skim. Body is a soft black that turns deep brown when held to light. Nose has hints of coffee, chocolate fudge and roasted malts. Roasted malts are the star as I take first sip. A bit of rich coffee leads to a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel. This is very easy drinking milk stout. Nice mix of rich sweetness and roasted notes.

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Photo of tommy5
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jim for this one!
About 5 months old, can dated 2/9/15.

Black with brown edges, a finger of tan foam on top.
Minimal spotty lace in the glass.

Mellow roasty aroma, light graphite, no lactose sweetness.

Light roasty taste, vague licorice, mild astringency but not distracting. Light and mellow in feel, not overvarbonated as in previous reports. Overall it's not bad, seems a little more like a porter, lacks the sweetness and creaminess of a milk stout, but it's pleasant enough.

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Photo of BigRedDog
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lily Flagg Milk Stout from Straight To Ale
3.63 out of 5 based on 242 ratings.
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