Stoutello | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate Hazelnut Milk Stout

Added by crob3888 on 01-19-2016

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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of Yeldarb92
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can. Pours dark brown with a big fluffy brown head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet roasted chocolate and hazelnut with some coffee.

The flavor is sweet grainy bakers chocolate with a little fruit and nutty hazelnut comes out as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, nice, but a little too sweet and not as good as it smelled.

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Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Spiegelau Stout glass.

Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a two finger mocha brown head that had pretty good retention while leaving behind some lacing.

Aroma: Roasty, nutty, hazelnut, chocolate and mocha.

Taste: Moderate sweetness, chocolate, light roasted malts, coffee, hazelnut, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: Aromas were great while taste was decent. I think that if the roastiness and nuttiness could have been stronger, it would have been even better.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still relatively clear very dark cola brown approaching jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint chestnut brown + garent red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer (95%+) and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa powder, and hazelnuts. Lighter aromas of caramel malts and a moderate amount of caramel + lactose sweetness. Hints of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of chocolate + caramel + roasted malts with a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of caramel + lactose sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of cocoa powder and hazelnuts. Light flavors of earthy hops. There is a light amount of roasty bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving a lingering lactose + chocolate + hazelnut sweetness..

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Very much a dessert beer and due to the strength and sweetness more of a slow sipper from my perspective. Enjoyable flavors and aromas which is a bit surprising since I think that Nutella is very overrated.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 10/02/2018

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a pretty nice dark brown color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, vanilla, hazelnut. The taste is pretty nice, malty, with a pretty nice touch of chocolate/toffee, hazelnut, vanilla. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew, the best for me from this brewery. I would buy this again.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour with thick foamy tannish head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Sweet roasted sugars, cocoa, and hazelnut.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet up front with chocolate and nutella flavors. Vanilla and lactose. Bitterness from the roasted grains provides some balance but as expected this is definitely on the sweeter side. Light bodied and drinkable.

O: A really solid milk stout... delivers the nutella/hazelnut flavor without being obnoxious or overpowering. An enjoyable beer that I'm glad I had a chance to try.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from undated can into pint glass. It pours almost ink black with dark walnut hues when held to the light, and a thin, light khaki-colored cap and a thin film of lacing inside the glass. The nose features roasted malt, hazelnut, freshly-brewed coffee, and a whiff of caramel. The taste is decidedly hazelnut-forward with roasted malt, cocoa, and burnt coffee grounds at the finish. The after taste is moderately bitter. It has standard viscosity for a milk stout with mild carbonation. With a temperate ABV of 6% it's an easy drinker and is appropriate for casual drinking or to accompany pub fare. I'd like to try this stout on draught.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dukeufo
2.71/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sugaya
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sulldaddy
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The 16 oz can is poured into a snifter at cellar temperature. The beer pours a dark chocolate brown color with minimal creamy tan head of 3 cm that fades to nothing after a few seconds.
The aroma is some sweet chocolate and a bit of a hazelnut coffee note. I also get some roasted hits and there are no hops to be found here, nor is there any booze. The nose is a bit more mild than I had expected, but it is appealing.
The first sip reveals an average body with fine tingly carbonation and a bit of watery texture.
Flavor is all malt with some sweet chocolate and a bit of roasted malt and brown sugar. Not very complex or robust and the hops and booze are also hidden here.
While I enjoy the beer I find the flavor a little muddled and overall not as robust as I had hoped for when I opened the can.
Decent but not worth chasing down.

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Photo of Captain69
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very smooth stout with hints of chocolate

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Photo of Gavage
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1/4" head that breaks down to a thin surface covering.

Smell: hazelnut and chocolate is detectable.

Taste: roasted malt profile with some hazelnuts, dark chocolate, prunes, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout.

Overall: an enjoyable stout that has a nice balance of chocolate and hazelnuts.

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Photo of Kayakguy
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into Tulip glass. Very smooth and silky milk stout. Nice head and appearance.
Could not taste the 6% alcohol. This one got better as I drank it. Could have had another.
My third brew from Knee Deep Brewing and I have not been disappointed.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Ball 16-oz. mason jar
From: Windmill Farms in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.79
Purchased: April 27, 2018
Consumed: May 10, 2018
Reviewed as: Milk / Sweet Stout
Misc.: Canned on Dec. 11, 2017

Picked this up with five others at Windmill Farms. Knee Deep always kills it with their hoppy stuff, so was looking forward to trying a milk stout from them. Brief description online read, “Stout brewed with cacao nibs and natural flavor added. Contains lactose.”

Poured a pitch black color with four fingers of khaki tan rocky head. Slow bubbles creeping up along the sides of the glass. Good spotty lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled hazelnut, chocolate, roasty nuts, chocolate milk, Nutella, fudge brownies with walnuts and semi-char wood. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted better than the nose. Hazelnut dominates. Also Nutella, chocolate, cacao, roasty nuts, pecan, chocolate milk, cocoa powder, semi-char wood and caramel malt. (Taste - 3.75)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Roasty finish. (Feel - 4.00)

A pretty good milk stout overall. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 3.75)

3.72 | 84 | B

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Photo of jdhilt
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a five-finger brown head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hazelnut nose and flavor is sweet hazelnut, some cocoa. $3.45 for a 16oz can from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of JayQue
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clever take on the name Stoutello---Nutella both feature hazelnut. The Jackie O Brewery had already taken the name Stoutella!!!! Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass, this beer features a huge dark tan head (as dark as Ten Fidy) with good retention and some lacing. The aroma is typical good Milk Stout. Malt, lactose and chocolate. The difference is the hazelnuts. They add another dimension to what is usually a sweet, smooth taste. The hazelnuts cut the sweetness and the chocolate is more semi-sweet than milk chocolate. The hazelnut flavor does not overpower, but it is equal to the typical Milk Stout flavors. Mouthfeel is rich. Not quite as smooth as most milk stouts but the lactose/malt combination is still pretty smooth, even with a strong nutty/slightly bitter addition. Good stout!!!!

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with almost no head and the aroma is basically nutty and boozy with some sweetness underneath. Overall, this reminds me a little of hazelnut liquer in that you get sweetness from vanilla/booze (and for the beer some chocolate) but mostly a nutty flavor with a bit of a dry, heated finish. Not bad but definitely not for everyone.

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Stoutello from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 172 ratings