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Elda M Milk Stout | No Label Brewing Company

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3.71/5
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122 Ratings
Elda M Milk StoutElda M Milk Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by pwsoldier on 12-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,682
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
122
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
34
Trade:
1
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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, red wine glass, no freshness information.

We've got a very dark brown beer with no highlights to speak of and not much head either. The light cap and ring of bubbles are root beer brown.

Medium roast coffee beans, whipped cream, roasted malt,

Coffee ice cream is melting on my tongue. Sweet cream, iced coffee, stale dark bread crust, and roasted malt come together for a very balanced desert of a beer. On the hop front there is a little herbal flavor.

The mouthfeel is as creamy as the flavor. Elda M has a full body and plenty of carbonation that comes off creamy instead of crisp.

This one is definitely a sleeper. There's no date on it, but I hope that it was brewed after the waters from Hurricane Harvey receded. Here's to you Katy, TX. Who knew you'd produce a creamy, delicious milk stout?

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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
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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3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coal black pour with a brown head. Aroma has chocolate, vanilla and light roasted malt. Taste has a roasted and burnt flavor upfront that is backed by a touch of sweet vanilla. Finishes with a bitter and burnt flavor.

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2.26/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. Rivals Left Hand's Milk Stout (never thought I'd say that) IMO. Silky smooth with no off flavors. A bit of a sticky, roasty aftertaste (good thing). Lingering sweetness and then a clean finish. I am shocked at the low ratings below.

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Photo of MJ64
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kips
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.52/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Elda M Milk Stout from No Label Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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