Elda M Milk Stout | No Label Brewing Company

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3.72/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
No Label Brewing Company
Texas, United States
nolabelbrew.com

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
Ranking:
#28,333
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
126
pDev:
11.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
35
Trade:
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2.26/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of champ103
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Petrol Station in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a dark brown color. Nearly black. A small tan head forms, but recedes to nothing. Light lace.
S: Not much in the nose. Musky and dank, like wet cloths. astringent, slightly acrid malts. Light roast and coffee, some chocolate.
T: Follows the nose, but the dankness is gone and not quite as astringent. More milk chocolate flavors come out. Some roast and coffee as well.
M/D: A light to medium body. Thin carbonation and is pretty watery. Not hard to drink. I will put back the pint without a problem. That is it though.

Just ho hum. A little below average at best. Not something I am going to come back to.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

33cl bottle purchased at a Trader Joe's in Austin, TX for $1.42 USD plus tax. Blue and white label design depicting a ship. Silver pry-off crown cap.

Served cold into a conical pint glass.

"Brewed with 10 different malts." "Winter seasonal."

HEAD: Frothy and white.

BODY: Solid black colour.

AROMA: Roasted barley, dark malts, molasses, Whoppers, specialty chocolate malt, Hershey's syrup.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: On the sweet side, lacking sufficient roastiness or coffee-like bitterness to counter the chocolatey malty sweetness. Imbalanced as a result. Evokes Hershey's chocolate syrup and all the artificiality of flavour that implies.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, well-carbonated, syrupy, and of adequate thickness.

OVERALL: It's a drinkable milk stout, but with Left Hand's expressions of the style competing with it in the same market (not to mention local contender Lakewood Brewing's Temptress) it's tough to imagine who'd make this their go-to. General imbalance and wanting depth of flavour drag this otherwise pleasant brew down. I'll enjoy finishing my bottle, but I can't see myself buying it again in spite of its approachable flavour profile. More complexity via coffee, vanilla bean additive, roast, burnt malt bitterness, or the like would be welcome.

High C+ (3.23) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of bkeller04
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Fine look to this one with a strong tan head sharply crowning a dark brown brew.

Dark chocolates and subtle dark fruits (plums, grapes) to the nose. Working hard to find more.

Tastes sweet and inviting with notes of marshmallow and chocolate countered by surprising notes of vinegar and earthy hops.

Medium bodied and cream with an alcohol presence that generates just enough warmth.

Underwhelming but tasty enough to prompt more seeking of No Label brews when possible.

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Photo of brentk56
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours an obsidian color with a creamy but modest tan head that leaves a nice pattern of lace

Smell: Charcoal and chocolate, with undertones of lactose

Taste: Ashy chocolate, up front, with a bitter and oddly tart character that develops in the middle; after the swallow, the lactose appears, adding a bit of cream and marshmallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The tart flavor makes for a rather odd addition here; suffers from a lack of a milk chocolate character

Thanks, BeerHunter76, for the opportunity

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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Elda M Milk Stout from No Label Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 126 ratings