Black Husky Brewing

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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #264
Ranked #9,768
4.05 | pDev: 12.35%
Black Husky Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives the color of coffee with a thin cap; a few strands hang around

Smell: Chocolate, caramel, licorice, menthol and pine

Taste: Milk chocolate forward, with the caramel and pine flavors building; the licorice tones arrive, after the swallow, along with the hint of menthol that builds into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An odd finish and this doesn’t have much of the sweet character typical of the style; needs more lactose and less hops

Nov 05, 2018
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Angerhaus from Rhode Island

4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a typical inky dark like so many other Milk Stouts. Smells of sweet chocolate, with tastes of the same and some toasty coffee notes. The feel is semi-thick and smooth. Overall, a very drinkable brew, and probably something that would age well.

Oct 20, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black body, one finger brown head, good retention, bits of lacing. Both the aroma and flavour is rich lactose, heavy roast, espresso, milk chocolate. It's a standard milk stout, for the most part, solid medium body, creamy with the lactose-aided mouthfeel. Heavy roast.

Sep 30, 2016
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Benish from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black color with a slightly viscous body. Light tan head with pouring. Aromas were of malted milk and chocolate. The flavors were the same asa the aromas. Sweet malted milk though out with notes of milk chocolate. The sweetness lingers around with no hint of bitterness. Not a lot of depth but the flavors were still tasty regardless. Mouthfeel medium bodied and creamy. An excellent milk stout. It's not something that stands out compared to other milk stouts but there were no flaws, just easy drinkability. However there were no date on the bottle. It was bottled in Pembine when the actual brewery relocated - so I highly doubt it's fresh.

Sep 21, 2016
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AlarmClock314 from Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, no date. Pours black with a smaller sized khaki head; some lacing. Smells of roasted malt, earthy hops, and sweet lactose; below average intensity. The taste follows with roasted malt, earthy hops, cocoa, and some lactose. Subtle sweetness and mild, lingering bitterness. Average body and carbonation for the style. Overall, the flavors are a little too one-dimensional and it needs more lactose.

May 10, 2016
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TheBrosy from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good milk stout, from probably my favorite Wisconsin Brewery. Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber.

Appearance: very dark, quite black with a lighter tan head. Lacked a bit of head.

Smell: sweet smelling. Caramel aroma very noticeable.

Taste: No overpowering flavor. Nice subtle blend of chocolate malts and the caramel. A bit too much alcohol for the style.

Mouthfeel: Smooth on tongue and leaves behind a rich malty taste.

Mar 27, 2016
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wcu80 from Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional. If this brew was more in the 5% abv range it would be as good as a milk stout could possibly be. My only complaint is it was a bit boozy. Regardless, simply awesome. I love this brewery.

Mar 09, 2016
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deebo from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A higher ABV milk stout with a ton of tan, dense thick head. This is a chocolatey milk stout. Smooth as expected. Easy drinking and well done given the hug alcohol content.

Oct 03, 2015
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was a brownish-black color with a slight white head.

Smell - Most noted in the nose was the malts. This smells like a run of the mill stout.

Taste - While most milk stouts remind me of skim milk, this one has the richness of whole milk. Notes of tart chocolate and sweet malt make strong impressions, with the beer finishing on burnt malt notes.

Mouthfeel - The richness of the mouthfeel in this stout is very apparent. Low carbonation allows the creaminess to shine.

Overall - Black Husky continues to impress me.

May 02, 2015
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NewGlarusFan from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A) Dark black liquorish color with a two finger mocha color head.

S) Chocolate, mocha, espresso, pine

T) melted chocolate ice cream, with a coffee finish

M) Thick stouty

O) Very good and cheap!

Apr 10, 2015
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don1481 from Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Stubbys in MKE. 7.4% per the menu.

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: very dark with a tan head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Smell: sweet smelling. A faint sugar hit, almost like caramel.

Taste: yeah, this is like drinking a milk/sugar/caramel mix. Very well blended. Nothing overpowering.

Mouthfeel: a little sticky. Probably from the milk sugar. Leaves a bit of a residue in my mouth.

Overall: pretty good. A step down from the Big Bad Baptist I had before, but still very good.

Feb 28, 2014
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brewcrew76 from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Black with brown hues and a fluffy tan head that remained as a 1/4 inch of foam.

S - Chocolate milk lactic aroma with some roasty malts.

T - Roasty with some ash notes and a light lactic milk sweetness. The ash/roast combo becomes astringent as it warms but the lactic sweetness seems to balance it out.

M - Smooth and creamy.

D - A decent milk stout.

Sep 25, 2012
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Into a 0.5l dimpled mug it pours browninsh black, with a fluffy head of dark tan soufflé foam, leaving all sorts of lacing inside the glass.

Sweet lactic aroma, some roasty notes, chocolate milk impression.

Ashy roast, mellow sweetness, some light astringency. Body is light to medium, creamy and porterish. Lasting dry roasty aftertaste. Over time the astringency gets a little tiresome, not sure if it's a result of age/storage temperature or not. Overall a tasty milk stout, and i'll look forward to trying this again to compare sometime.

Thanks Jayme for the Black Husky assortment!

Apr 30, 2012
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 49 ratings