Cream Style Stout
Twisted Pine Brewing Company

Cream Style StoutCream Style Stout
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From:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
ABV:
6%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 9.22%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
25
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 21, 2015
Added:
May 06, 2006
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
82
Good
Cream Style StoutCream Style Stout
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.43 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by harpus from Alabama

Jun 20, 2015
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a small hint of fruit. The flavor is roasted malts, a creamy texture, mild/medium sweetness and a mixture of tart and bitter in the finish.
Dec 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by akang from California

Oct 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.33 by Ajmorriso1

Sep 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by thelargeone from North Dakota

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Jun 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by mountaincoffee from Kansas

Mar 01, 2014
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Reviewed by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Dirty oil black. Dark mocha colored head that barely forms, dissipates to a wisp. Little or no lacing.

Aroma: Faint cocoa powder, marshmallow sweetness.

Taste: The beer has a good lactose and sugary kick at first. The dark chocolate and cocoa powder notes fill out the taste profile. Faint smokiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy. Good weight for the style.

Overall: I wanted to like this but it just didn't do anything worth remembering.
Jan 18, 2014
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I picked this up in the crate of ales mix case, enjoyed chilled in a willybecker chilled shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is very dark brown, opaque with 1/2 a glass full of foam even when poured gently. The lace sticks and bead is fine. The smell has a sweetened coffee aroma, light caramel and roasted malt scent. The feel is very good, nice mix of roasted textures with mild sweetness medium carbonation and semi-dry finish with low bitterness.

The taste is good with nice malt flavor which is toasted and has a roasted grain flavor with slight coffee and mild caramel with a slight yeast creaminess in the taste with some light hop notes which are woody but mild with a mostly dry finish and low alcohol in the taste. Overall this is decent example of the style, pretty drinkable for what it is but not exceptional. I would drink this again if offered but it is just above average overall.
Jan 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Oct 31, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by JMBSH from Colorado

Aug 14, 2013
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Reviewed by MaximalC from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours seal brown with ruby highlights and a minimal mocha head. Aroma is a pleasant blend of chocolate, lactose, and a hint of coffee. An acrid coffee bitterness comes through strong on the front end. Roasted malt character dominates before finally ceding to subdued dark chocolate in the finish. Lactose, which was so prominent in the nose, manages to manifest somewhat as the beer warms. Hop character melds with the bitter roast rather than assert itself individually.

This is a drinkable stout, but the dominant roasted bitterness leaves it too unbalanced for my liking.
May 04, 2013
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Reviewed by Bung from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz twist off. Almost black pour, just a ring of cream head.

Aroma, nice roast malt and cocoa. Light lactose, chocolate milk.

Taste, chocolate and heavily creamed coffee. Some earthy and nutty notes. Pretty dry roast finish.

Barely mid bodied, a tad thin. Carbonation is a tad high. Still, drinks pretty easily.
A good brew.
Mar 28, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Lynn1451 from Washington

Jan 16, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Dec 18, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by rudy0908 from Missouri

Dec 05, 2012
 
Rated: 4.25 by bootsandbeer from Maryland

Nov 11, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by Tiernan from Texas

Nov 04, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by PthPndr from Florida

Oct 11, 2012
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Reviewed by LXIXME from New Mexico

4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Medium sized light brown, almost a full brown head settles into a nice lacing above a clear, i think, super dark brown to black stout.

Sweet molasses, Hershey's dark chocolate, fresh brewed Butternut coffee malts combined in a big stout aroma.

Dark chocolates, sweet molasses, and a hint of roasted coffee with home spun cream taste.

A dry aftertaste that brings with it the dark roasted malt taste on this full bodied beer.

A pretty good stout, I'm going to have to try this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Sep 26, 2012
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
definitely an underrated stout. it pours a rich and sticky molasses color with a one inch mocha colored head. the smell is sweet for a stout, definitely some of those milk sugars in here. not as much roasty smells as the color indicates it should have, but there is an earthy dark malty base thats bitter in flavor. that bitterness is counteracted by the sugars, which is a nice touch. a lot of these stouts just get too damned sweet, but not this one. the feel is also nice. very fill body and quite a heavy complexion really. its not a beer to drink six of, but one or two is just right. the carbonation doesnt quite stand up to the body, which i suppose is my nonly real critique of this otherwise exceptional milk stout.
Sep 24, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 19, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Aug 11, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jeckel from Texas

Aug 06, 2012
 
 
Rated: 2.5 by stampfler07 from Colorado

Jul 16, 2012
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high; I like what I've had from Twisted Pine and I'm in the mood for a cream stout.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger tan colour head of good cream, good thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a nontransparent solid black. No yeast particles are visible, but that might be explained by its nontransparency. No bubble show.

Sm: Cream, nice roasted barley, dark malts, some chocolate malt, and milk. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts, chocolate, nice cream, a pleasant understated roasted barley foundation, and milk. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Fairly well layered; the malts coalesce nicely. I like it. I'd prefer more roast, especially considering the style. Well balanced and built, though its simplicity holds it back. Not as complex or subtle as it'd need to be to make it great. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Structurally sound.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with really good cream and satisfactory thickness. It's too smooth and wet for the style, but it works for this brew. Carbonation is apt.

Dr: Quite drinkable and enjoyable. I quite like it, though it's held back by its simplicity. I don't know that I'd get it again, but it's a decent example of its style. A nice beer for fans of the style, but not unique or special.

High C+
Jun 10, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 03, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by strongaf from Washington

Mar 15, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by kkrez from Colorado

Nov 15, 2011
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery's tap room. Pure sweetish cream. Very dark brown and a decent sweet stout.Mild roast aroma. Sugar and milk of the coffee more than the coffee.Hint of chocolate, hint of licorice. Acidity of the roast has been long dilluted away.
Feb 14, 2011
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Reviewed by bmwats from Louisiana

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Very dark brown. Pours a giant, frothy, brown head. Settles, or actually deteriorates, slowly leaving little peaks and craters as it does; and leaves plenty of sticky residue behind. Substantial thick lacing remains.

S: Dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses.

T: Robust malty, baked bread. Nutty and woody, with a touch of peat.

M: Robust, with something of a crisp quality. Woody and pungent finish.

D: Decent, but maybe a touch harsh.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Deep dark appearance with a giant, frothy head, and some nice thick lacing. Nose is a nice roasted malt with some woody and nutty tones. Flavor is pretty simple. Rich and robust roasted malt. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.
Dec 18, 2010
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Reviewed by codewarrior from New York

3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
12oz from a mixed 12 pack, poured into a snifter

L: Oily slick black, 2-fingers brownish creamy head. Good sheen to it, but a tad thin looking.

S: Sweet and deep roasted bitterness, swirled. Deep.

T: Starts with a thin sweetness which slides into a roasted maltitude. Robust finish on this guy with hints of smoke. Ultimately this doesn't taste nearly as good as it smells, and it gets far worse as the beer opens up.

F: Better at first, then a bit thin. Ultimately way too thin after it opens up.

D: Enjoyable, drinkable, particularly at the colder end of things. As it opens ... things go down hill fast.
Nov 07, 2010
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Reviewed by brownbeer from Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black with a little bit of thickness. The aroma reminds me of a snickers like chocolatyness and a touch of coffee. The mouthfeel has some richness without being full bodied. Sweet chocolate up front and bitter coffee in the finish. Nice beer. A pleasant little suprise.
Sep 09, 2010
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Reviewed by wca005 from Texas

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- Deep dark black color, inch of light brown head

S- Coffee, chocolate, roasted, burnt, hops

T- Deep coffee flavor, roasted taste, hoppy

M- Slightly heavy, low carbonation

D- Smooth, easy drinking

I would buy this again and suggest it to others. I think ill go have me another.

-07/09/10
Jul 10, 2010
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Reviewed by mytireisfat from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
P: Short 12oz brown bottle. No best by date. Bottle says: Silver medal Colorado state fair 2000.

A: half finger brown head. Doesn't retain well. Black in color. little lacing.

S: Roasted, burnt. also a sweet smell. almost like milk.

T: Roasted, burnt, coffee, hops.

M: Full body, low carbonation.

D: Easy to drink. nice flavor. good twist on a stout( no pun intended). i would buy again.
Jul 07, 2010
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Reviewed by htomsirveaux from Texas

3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle tried 2 May 2010.

Poured in a Celis shaker pint. Foamy thick dark brown head. Very dark thick beer, basically black. Smells roasty sweet, touch of cola, vanilla and caramel. Some dark cocoa, touch of sweetness from beginning to end. Mild bitter finish. Sweet chocolate lingers in the aftertaste. Medium body.

Aroma promises more than the taste delivers.
Jun 01, 2010
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