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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Added by jaycar06 on 12-05-2013

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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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 dmorgan310
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of dcmchew
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

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 Gagnonsux
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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 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 afsdan
4/5  rDev -1%

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 enelson
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAF
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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 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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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev -1%

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

Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5


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Jule Mælk from To Øl
4.04 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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