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Jule Mælk | To Øl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Yule Mælk

In Denmark we are very fond of Christmas beers. In fact, most of December goes with drinking Christmas beers while chewing on fat duck, pork roast, red cabbage and herrings left in vinegar for months.

Jule Mælk. Our so far strongest beer, bumped up to 15% ABV and loaded and loaded and loaded with lactose, just until it couldn’t get any more heavy. You could say this is the Foie Gras force-feeding edition of a beer. But then again, it is Christmas after all…

Style: Imperial Sweet Stout
Malts: Pale, Special B, Melanoidin, Chocolate, Smoked, Dark Crystal, Roasted Barley, Cassonade Sugar, Lactose
Hops: Tettnanger, Tomohawk, Sorachi Ace

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,569
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
152
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
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11
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38
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Photo of zeff80
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a large, tan head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, cream and toffee. Sticky sweet with chocolate, toffee and creaminess.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is absolutely jet black in color. It poured with a finger high frothy tan head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and chocolate malts and lactose are present in the nose along with hints of licorice.
T: The taste is very chocolatey and has strong notes of lactose with faint hints of licorice and spices as well as a light amount of bitterness. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and very smooth and thick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be a very unique beer that seems to be like a milk stout with notes of a Russian Imperial Stout. It is exceptionally drinkable considering its strength.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Creamy, sweet, thick and smooth as all hell. I get some licorice and sweet char as well. This is incredible.

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Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelchesterHamfist
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Large bubbles rush to pop and release the smoky, oaky, sweet vanilla essence of the cognac and sherry barrels. A Christmas beer no doubt... the smell and taste of candied dark fruits equalize a bitter cacao while the syrupy smoothness of lactose and barrel carry the finish of sweet sherry wine a looong way. This beer hides a lot of booze with depth and sweetness plus the 8 ounce bottle knows when its time to leave. Its great.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From degustasur. Yellow label. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 3. Sweet, sticky, with lactose notes. Although the extra high Abv is fairly hidden, still some is noticeable more than desiderable. Didnt detect the barrel aging though

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Photo of jbehlar
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, vanilla, cream, wood/peat smoke, raisin, cherry, fig, date, red grape, sherry, toasted dark/brown bread, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of licorice, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready/smoked malts and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, vanilla, cream, wood/peat smoke, raisin, cherry, fig, date, red grape, sherry, toasted dark/brown bread, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of licorice, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild roast/char and herbal/piney/spicy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, vanilla, cream, wood/peat smoke, dark fruits, sherry, toasted dark/brown bread, nuttiness, light licorice/char, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smoked malts and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/silky, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mildly increasing warmth of 15% through the glass. Overall this is a fantastic English styled imperial milk stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/smoked malts and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Extremely rich malt complexity, with complementing yeasty dark fruits, and balancing earthy hops. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Have been very impressed by all the imperial stouts from this brewery.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Popcorn090809
4.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It's basically the best port like beer I have ever had. I Don't know how to describe it except for that.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I recently drank Jule Maelk, a Milk Stout from To Øl, Denmark. Jule Maelk translated from Danish is Christmas Milk. However, the root of the word "Jule" or "Yule" is really a winter solstice celebration (Odin).

Look: black with a thick mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts, milk chocolate

Taste: it is sweet, roasted malts, milk chocolate, it's boozy but in a good way.

Feel: full body, creamy and thick.

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Photo of sd123
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours thick black motor oil. Big frothy mocha head.
Aroma has coffee, lactose, roasted malt, licorice
Taste is licorice, roasted malt, lots of coffee, sweet, quite boozy.

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Jule Mælk from To Øl
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 152 ratings