Jule Mælk | To Øl

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Jule MælkJule Mælk

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To Øl

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Winter

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 114
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Rich, black, succulent pour leaving a chocolate milk colored head.

Smells of holiday spice, barrel, rubber, old milk chocolate bar, stiff tobacco, and plant leaf.

Flavor is similar to a fruit cake; very alcoholic, lots of metallic chocolate. Some sour cherry leading me to think it's a hint infected.

Very carbonated, very hot and boozy feel. Drying finish.

Overall it's decent on some sips but borders on disgusting on others. Ended up dumping most of it.

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Photo of timmy2b
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured black on draft with a thin creamy white head. Subtle yet present scent of roast and chocolate with a slight amount of alcohol in the background. Creamy feel to it with a large amount of chocolate on the tongue which was matched wonderfully with a taste of sour cherry and several other dark fruits. I would not be able to drink more than a goblet of this at a sitting due to sweetness, but man was this tasty for one!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Pizza Plant in Williamsville, NY.

This one pours a very dark black, with a small head that clears out quickly, and no lacing.

This is described as a Christmas stout, and I can sorta see that, as there's caramelized dark fruit, almost like a fruitcake or something, with fudgy chocolate, a nice earthy roastiness, and malted kind of chocolate ice cream or something.

This quite surprisingly hides the alcohol very well, given that it's 15%. I almost get no booze character from this. It's super creamy, with vanilla, port soaked cherries, raisins, and a nice roasty finish. It's pretty complex. The creaminess and thickness of this makes it feel almost milkshake like, at least like alcoholic melted ice cream.

This is pretty thick and creamy. I can tell it's not *actually* that thick, but the heavy lactose infusion kind of creates the illusion of thickness. There's a pretty low level of carbonation.

This is another solid but monstrous beer from those weird dudes at To Ol. They are a super underrated brewery.

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

375ml bottle poured into a snifter appears black in color with a khaki head that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells roasty with solid alcohol impact and a backing of sweet aromas.

The taste is sweet upfront than almost herbal become the alcohol comes into play. The aftertaste feels quite green and yeasty.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Pretty big alcohol impact and collectively this is just a bit weird.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Black, mocha tan head, carbonation bubbles abound; looks rather enticing. Dark fruit aroma like raisins and a port wine like musk. Extremely tasty with some chocolate, raisins, and milk all coming together. Velvet feel, thick and creamy. Goes down way to easily and that being said sip lightly cause the 15% is there. Get imperial milk stout here and one that should be tried at least once. Well done!

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Photo of shaneerickson
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In a pint glass from the bottle

L - very very dark. little head retention. leaves a very nice tan lacing on the glass. looks like chocolate milk!

S - the raisins, oh the raisins. very mellow hop character. a mild tart smell. the lactose is prominent.

T - nice sweet dessert taste. lots of chocolate and toffee. reminds me of a Toblerone.

F - smooth and rich body. very light carbonation as expected. creamy! mild alcohol burn

O - absolutely a sipping beer. surprisingly easy to drink from the get go, but the alcohol kicks the palate once it sits on the tongue. would be really good with German chocolate cake. a great beer to share with a friend on a cold winter day

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Photo of drpimento
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Talk about a velvet hammer- feck. Had a large tan head. Very faint aroma of malt, roast, toffee. Flavor's way up there with chocolate malt, toffee, bit of black patent, some tang and bitter, fair amount of solvent. Hangover beer. Not an easy drinker. .Although not too heavy either.

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

Pitch black color with brown head. Aroma has chocolate and spices. Vanilla and cinnamon are the most evident. Taste starts really sweet with cacao, cinnamon, vanilla and sweet dark cherries. Heavy body with soft carbonation. Really nice dessert beer.

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Photo of Shemmy
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had a half pint served on tap at the Mikkeller Bangkok bar. What I had was a BA Sherry/Cognac remix of the Jule Maelk. The balance of the sweet dark fruits plus the Sherry/Cognac and booze vapors was just stellar. Perfect desert beer, creamy thick texture. One of the best beer experiences I have had. Staff at the bar agreed this was a real standout, get it if you see it!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stayed around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, and some molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like dark fruit (cherries, raisins), chocolate, cream, molasses, roasted malt, vanilla, and a bit of sherry. It's a mostly sweet tasting stout, that's for sure. For a brew that's 15% ABV, the alcohol is well hidden! Mouthfeel/body is full, it's syrupy and slick with a good amount of carbonation. It's also smooth and easy to drink. I thought this was pretty good, I'm disappointed I only bought one bottle. If I come across it again, I'll make sure to buy more! $10.99 a bottle.

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Photo of arvidkoval
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- Wicked black body. Dark tan head.

S- Sweet, dark fruits, soy sauce, chocolate.

T- Sweet, roasty, dark fruit, umami.

F- Very creamy and smooth.

O- This is dope! At 15% I don't really notice the booze. Dangerous shit here.

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Photo of raffy313
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Obviously a unique and complex milk stout. Dig the fruity cherry - like tartness balanced in with the chocolatey stout characters. Really rich, creamy body, and how drinkable it is for the amount of abv works too. BUT... the sweetness!! Damn, the overly sweet kick you get right out the gate kinda kills it, and loses points with me personally.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap poured into beer glass at Row 34

deep dark brown with pencil thin taupe lid

Aroma of chocolate

Sweet chocolate and roast malts . Sweet , almost like a dessert stout


Nice beer that would be great after dinner

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Photo of Scandahoovian
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved this beer! It poured dark with a sizable, foamy, tan head. It smells like coffee, chocolate and a little bit of lambic-like fruit. Throughout, it predominately tasted like a mix of coffee and chocolate, with a strong milk-sugar taste mid-palate, all of which seemed in perfect proportion and both beautifully mixed and clearly distinct at the same time. It was like drinking a wonderful coffee/Coco drink with lots of sugary cream added. Here and there, it was interspersed with a lambic-like cherry taste that turned a bit vinegary toward the end – in a good way. While not feeling like a sick mouthful, like many stouts, it seemed to have a mouth feel typical of Imperial Stouts, of which it is one. Can't blame it for being what it is. Overall, it is a great winter beer, which I would enjoy purely on its own, well after dinner so as not to allow the taste of a meal to overshadow or alter the wonderful taste of this beer.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Full of deep, filling, dark, holiday flavor and really smooth at the same time. May be the best thing I've had this holiday season but Bitches Brew was special as well. Leather and burnt sugar bind with a smooth medium to delight the palate.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

To hell with cookies and milk, this year Santa's going to need cookies and this massive imperial milk stout!

To Ol's holiday stout pours inky, onyx and superiorly scary. Its black austere grags us into the glass, nearly against our will. But then picking up those dark chocolate aromas, laced with heavy whipping cream, marshmallow and a detail of smoke entice the senses with its savory spell.

Sultry sweetness rounds off the sharper edges of roast to diminish its espresso char to something more akin to mocha milkshake, especially once those heavy cream textures and marshmallowy sweetness fold into the mix. Its lavish middle palate is silky and sweet while a savory fruit note of black cherry and red grape are unlocked from a firm and toasty malt underpinning.

Long, savory, and not as spicy as you'd think, the beer's certain full body coats the mouth evenly and completely with its oily viscosity. As its enormous milk sweetness dampens the brunt of booze, its thin spirit prickle warms the throat and the mind.

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Photo of beergoot
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unique bottle label information: a Google translation of the Danish on the label: With amused twinkle in his eye , draws people in winter clothes for the annual migration up and down the Strøjet.


Midnight black body with a very thick, dense, light brown head; thick, clinging concentric rings of foam along the glass. Aroma has a unique berry/sour aroma with an underlying roasted grain note. Densely sweet flavor tempered with a charred bread crust edge; milk chocolate; bitter; touch of ripened figs and dates. Thick and chewy body with a huge sugary density; velvety and nearly crunchy.

Oh, how I (generally) love these Northern European dark ales! This offering packs an incredible amount sweet, malted, roasted grain goodness in one very appealing package. And for a 15% ABV, well, there is practically no overt hint of booze or alcohol presence. Man, I feel the buzz creeping through my head and I can't stop grinning with satisfaction! A massive, tasty beer personified!!

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Photo of Nattyp
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in oversized wine glass-
Appearance-black with tan head-
Aroma- dark chocolate- booze
Taste-sweet jeebus this is delicious! Malty- chocolatey-
Deep dark caramel notes- extremely drinkable despite the high ABV which is amAzingly well hidden
Mouthfeel- just right- not too heavy
Or watery/ concentrated flavors
Overall-I want to go back and buy the rest of these from the store I bought these from! I believe this is a winter seasonal from To Øl - happy girl right now!

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Photo of Chico1985
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It's really cold outside.

Classic pitch black snifter pour. Thick beige head retains as a patchy cap+thick ring, impressive for the ABV. Some splotchy lace.

Lots of alcohol in the scent, literally reminds me of a vodka shot. The rest is kind of a super confectionary sugar cherry-vanilla-molasses-coffee dessert. Kind of a really boozy cordial thing going on.

The taste is toned down booze-wise and clearer flavor-wise, though still pretty hot with alcohol and sweet. Cherries, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, and coffee with plenty of sugar make up most of the flavor. Some roastiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin but smooth, works for a milk stout at least. Medium-low carbonation and good amount of warming alcohol.

The scent is very intimidating but I warmed up to this one after some time. A very sweet and boozy sipper, not sure if the Milk Stout is the best style to amp up to 15%...

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet cocoa and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it is quite sweet and boozy.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 38 Degrees in Alhambra. It's classified as a sweet stout, although its alcohol hits 15%! On to the beer:

Black bodied and topped with a small head which leaves a little lacing around. With one whiff of the aroma, I felt that I had taken my weekly allowance of alcohol, as the aroma is extremely boozy. Lots of booze. There's some sherry and raisin notes to salvage something for the nose. Taste it...there's a display of smoked malts, a whole lot of booze, and some sherry. With time and as the beer warms, some of the alcohol translates to more sherry. Indeed, this is a very sweet and boozy beer. My first few sips, I was wondering what I was getting into to. With time, I was dealing with a strong beer which was also enjoyable. Christmas milk indeed....

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Photo of jaycar06
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a very dark reddish brown, tan head with some slight lacing that lingers.

S - Sweet and a little boozey. Dark fruits and chocolate.

T - Sweet and slightly fruity with a little smoke and creaminess.

M - Syrupy but very light with good carbonation.

O - For an Imperial Milk Stout this is pretty good. Haven't had too many other beers that describe themselves as such. The alcohol is subtle but sneaks up on you. A lot of fruitiness for an Imperial Stout but overall quite good.

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Jule Mælk from To Øl
4.04 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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