Milk Stout
Great River Brewery

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 14.59%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
23
From:
Great River Brewery
 
Iowa, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 23
Reviews by sprucetip:
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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

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Photo of Suds
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a one pint can, this brew is black, with a reddish-brown hue when held to the light. Small off-white head. The aroma is malty, with a lightly roasted, toast quality. Chocolate milk and powdered is very notable. The taste is full, moderately sweet, and has a grain and chocolate flavor. Full, rich body. Enjoyable, but not exceptional.

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Photo of zeff80
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, slight hops, hint of chocolate, and a hint of earthiness. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, lactose, hint of chocolate, slight roasted malt, and slight hops. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend, with a good feel. The complexity is lacking though and the flavors almost blend too much and lost their distinction.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsh420
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is dry/earthy dark malts and a hint of lactic acid. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, mild sweetness and a slightly acidic/mostly smooth finish.

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Photo of egrace84
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of moodyxc9
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
1.75/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of CraigTravor
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdh924
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Sweet milky taste smooth rich finish

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Photo of invalid665
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hooverhawkeye
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of crow
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinggimp
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fubudu187
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I can describe it the same way I've described almost everything I've ever had from Great River: "It's good. Not great, but it's good". Too flat, even by stout standards, and has more of the potency of a coffee stout than the creaminess of a milk stout.

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Photo of Half-full
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Milk Stout from Great River Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 23 ratings