Elda M Milk Stout | No Label Brewing Company

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120 Ratings
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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:
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Added by pwsoldier on 12-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
35
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of brentk56
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
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 superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, cocoa, vanilla, cream, roasted malt, coffee, and light toast. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of sweet dark malt notes; quite unique as well. Taste of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, cocoa, vanilla, cream, roasted malt, coffee, and light toast. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, cocoa, vanilla, cream, roasted malt, and coffee on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of sweet dark malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice milk stout! Great balance and robustness of sweet dark malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5%
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 Karibourgeois
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
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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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of WDJersey
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of champ103
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
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 rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of cdwil
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
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 ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Elda M Milk Stout from No Label Brewing Company
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