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Elda M Milk StoutElda M Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
No Label Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.89%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by pwsoldier on 12-19-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
115
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
32.62%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 115
Reviews by Premo88:
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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pint at Proudest Monkey, downtown Bryan, TX

L: black-brown ... it's not pure pitch up to the light; tan head but not much of one, no stick or lace (nothing to stick or lace); the super dark brown color is cool, almost unique

S: wood note, burnt oak ... or burning oak; it's not full-on burnt; flowers, seriously ... a light floral note pops through; in the end, it smells like being inside an old wooden home -- frankly pretty awesome

t: follows the nose very well, especially in the soft burnt note -- the malt here is very well toasted but giving off more of a nutty, pecan flavor than that charred/burnt taste stouts often have; a bit of wood; plenty of sweetness but suprisingly tame for a milk/sweet stout. this tastes more like an oatmeal or imperial than a milk/sweet.

F: great standard beer feel, probably awful in terms of keeping to the style, but I love it because instead of that lumpy silky feel you often get with the milk stout, this feels just like a standard midweight brew; plenty of carbonation

O: not bad at all. one thing I really like about it is the overall tameness of the "milk/sweet" part -- other milk stouts often last like a bit of dark-malt beer and a cup of milk thrown into a bag of sugar and mixed, producing a beer simply too sweet even for my notorious sweet tooth. THIS brew doesn't do that; it's much more like a straight-ahead higher ABV american stout, and the "milk/sweet" part is doing nothing more than taming the burnt notes.

i've only had this brew twice and both times at a bar. it's good enough that i'll buy a 6-pack for the house and give it some further investigation.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Whip In during the RateBeer Winter Gathering.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a beige head. The aroma is very full with a lot of chocolate and roasted malt notes. There is also some sweetness which I guess is from the lactose. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt, along with a touch of coffee. The beer is fairly sweet overall. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice milk stout.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of valkyre65
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Friend brought this back for me from Texas. 12oz bottle into a pint flass.

Pours a .5 finger fine, mocha colored head that dissipates quickly. Beer is pitch black but pretty thin. Lacing is non-existent. Pretty pedestrian.

Nose is heavy on the lactose. Sweet and creamy with some coca cola, roasted malt, and chocolate to round out the flavors. Moderately aromatic and pretty typical. But good.

Opens chocolate milk and cocoa. Waves and waves of lactose sugar smooth out the experience and give a nice, malt backbone. Very creamy. Some coke and roasted malt bitterness right at the end. Finishes with a nutty bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet. Pretty enjoyable.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and silky in the mouth and goes down with just the slightest bit of bubbles. Finishes coarse with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Pretty good for the style.

This is a pretty good beer. The lactose presence is very big and even though its pretty one-dimensional, the chocolate, roast, and lactose sweetness are all well integrated. Would drink again!

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Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bkeller04
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of NailtheAle
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of aknalley
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Big_Dave
4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of martianMan
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a midnight black that is virtually impenetrable to light. The head is shallow, short lived and leaves spots instead of lacing down the glass.

The nose is rich bitter-sweet chocolate, vanilla, grass, cereal, bread, all spice, hops and smokey malt.

The taste is very nice and bitter but falls off very quickly to a smooth and clean finish that then resumes the bitterness at the rear of the palate after the quaff is over. There is sweetness left on the lips while there is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and pepper.

The mouthfeel is adequate bordering on a little to watery. But this does not take away from the overall experience. I just expect more richness to a stout.

Overall this is a rather drinkable and enjoyable milk stout. A lot more bitter than most but still very good overall. A hop heads milk stout.

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Photo of Kips
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Elda M Milk Stout from No Label Brewing Company
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