Udder Love
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #359
Ranked #9,621
3.97 | pDev: 7.3%
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
Very Good
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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black color, totally opaque with moderate tan head that has adequate retention. There is some lacing in the glass.

A: Mild roast grains along with with a light coffee-like note. There is a touch of sweetness on the finish.

T: Dark roast grains with moderate coffee flavor. There is a light sweetness that nicely offsets the grains and lingers through the finish.

O: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

M: Pretty tasty; the beer is smooth, not too heavy with a nice counterbalance between the dark roasted grains /malt and the sweetness from the lactose.

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Photo of pkalix
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

smooth and creamy. slightly sweet. a serious attempt to produce a serious beer in the department of almost-novelty arena...creamy head, awesome feel, slightly roasty....

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Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice lookin, almost looks like a nice pour of coffee, minimal head; enjoyin this @ the Good Hop, Oakland CA!
Chocolate immediately on the nose! Other ingedients are present maybe its the malt used.
Really great taste, true to style, chocolate again, no bittering aftertaste. Not overly sweet as some can be.
Body is a lil light, works great for me but some will expect more from a stout.
Overall this is a nige stout under 6% alc with a great chocolate flavor that doesn't try and overwhelm. Just noticed minimsl lacing with this brew, I could drink one pint a day for breakfast if I had available.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body with some transparency at the edges. Not much of a head. Thin collar and some bubbles at the edges.

Smell - Lots of lactose. Milk chocolate and some light roasted coffee.

Taste - Still lots of lactose, but it has a nice deep chocolate flavor. Flavor drops off in the back and leaves just lactose.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Kinda sweet. Well carbonated.

Overall - First beer from Beachwood that hasn't really impressed me. Then again it's a milk stout and I doubt it ever would have.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an excellent milk stout here, better than its ratings i think. beautifully full bodied and creamy sexy in feel. its one of those rare beers that could be as good as a slow sipper let it warm be patient kind of thing as it could be a power slammer, drink ten of them. i like that kind of versatility, and i like this beer a lot. dark and malty, but not bitter and overly roasted, burned, or ashy. its got a lot of chocolate, and a touch of rich espresso flavor too, but is sweetend up nicely by the milk sugar. i like that it feels sweet without tasting sweet. its rich without being sugary or cloying, and it is really satisfying in cold weather. as good in the morning as it is at night too, truly one of the more capable examples of the style ive come across. this would be a staple for me if it were distributed here in colorado.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ – Long Beach, CA
05/02/2014 – Half Pint

A: Dark chocolate brown body that nears a coal black look at the core. Dark but thin enough to give evidence of some streaming bubbles. Loose fitting cap of dark khaki suds. Low amount of actual hang time as it dies down to a few swirls in the glass. Light dots of stick are sprinkled throughout the drink.

S: Milk chocolate and bittersweet cacao abound from the glass. Underneath lies some dark roasted malts and toasted cereals. Rich like chocolate malted milk ball. Even the aromas seems silky smooth here and really has my mouth watering.

T: Smooth milk chocolate with morsels of bittersweet and dark meld into hints of coffee roast and dark grains. There are some dark caramels at play with the lactose giving off a satisfying sweetness to the beer. It is a little light with no alcohol coming through and a low amount of bitterness. And it turns a touch chalky but otherwise this is pretty good. Some dark fruit and berry starts to surface as the beer warms up to room temp. A perfect little cordial that brings the right amount of sweetness without becoming too filling.

M: A moderately full bodied brew but also somewhat thin if that makes any sense at all. Dat silky smooth feel though from the sugary lactose and oats in the grist. Stumbles into some chalky territory at times but not in a very bad way. Super clean on the finish.

D: I do love a good chocolate stout and this one is solid. It does get a touch thin and chalky at times but the flavors are nice and really start to develop as the beer sits.
A great little dessert item to my delicious lunch stay here in the LBC.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz bomber at Holiday Wine for a damn fair price of $5. and poured it into a Stone Woot stout branded snifter.

Pours black as midnight with a two-finger tan head, fairly good retention and lacing as well. Aroma is roasted coffee and sweet taffy, camp fire, dark chocolate, light bready finish. Flavor is on point with the nose - chocolate is more pronounced when the coffee notes fade, finish is like chocolate milk - super tasty! Mouthfeel is big, but not over the top, creamy and silky, lightly carbonated - perfect for the style. Overall one of the tastier milk stouts i've had in a while...and there are a lot popping up in So-Cal lately. A great way to kick off a sunny Saturday afternoon in Ocean Beach!

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Photo of zeledonia
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to robL for the growler. Had hoped to save this to share with friends, but it needs to be drunk! Tasted 9 March 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours black and thick, deep brown at the edges. Well-carbonated, surprisingly so after a chunk of time in the growler. One and a half fingers of soft mocha medium-tan head. Great retention, good lacing. Really nice.

Smell is darn near perfect for a milk stout. A gentle dark roast, with a bit of woody char, as the base. Dancing in front of that is a delicate milky sweetness. The two pieces are far on the light and dark ends, but they work together fantastically. I get occasional candy notes, dashes of whipped cream. Quite good.

Taste is also really solid, though the two parts don't work together quite as well. In the taste, they overlap more, piling up into a messier blend. The sweetness and lactose are dominant, with the roast mostly buried. Because of that, it's more like drinking wood-flavored cream, which is tasty enough, but kinda odd.

Mouthfeel bounces between the good and the bad sides of milk stout. Sometimes it feels slick and smooth, other times it feels like heavy cream. Gentle carbonation. On balance, it's pretty good.

Lots of things about this beer are gentle, soft, delicate. It drifts from being really well-balanced to overly milky and sweet. Udder Love is an appropriate name, as you need to love milk to love this beer. I like milk, and I like the beer.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Pours black in color with a nice tan head on it. Strong roasted malt aroma along with moderate coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Nice sweetness to it from the lactose and a bit of toffee. The flavor has a strong coffee and roasted malt flavor that is balanced nicely by the sweetness of the lactose and the creamy milk flavor. A touch of chocolate on the back end with a nice creaminess on the tongue.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro at the original Beachwood BBQ. On to the beer:

This milk stout has a black body with a subtle hue of red mixed in. That nitro head is creamy, staps up forever, and leaves plenty of creamy lace around the glass. The nose is a classic mix of creamy milk with some coffee. That's appealing for sure, though a little hard to get in the nose at first.

Dark chocolate and cream make the taste. There's a soft roasted edge which provides a break from the overall sweet flavor. It's medium bodied, slightly creamy, and a easy one to drink.

Milk stouts seem they're becoming more and more difficult to find. Props to Beachwood BBQ & Brewing to brewing one, but more importantly brewing one that does the style justice.

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Photo of xhuskr
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Milk stouts are hard to come by and Bwood did a great job

A-great dark color with cascading happening=beer movie
S-roasted malts..mm
T-roasted and a nice sweetness as expected. Even on a hot day..great
M-as smooth as Travolta in Saturday Night Fever..but with more style....
O-love this style and Bwood nailed it. Nope to see this as on regular rotation.

On tap at Beachwood BBQ-Seal Beach

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Beachwood I,

A: Pours black with a medium tan head, some solid lace.

S: Whoppers, lots of malted Instant Breakfast, vanilla, choclate.

T: Some light roasted character, lactose sugar, milk chocolate, vanilla, cream.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy again. Soft carbonation.

O: Milk Stout is such a hard style to find here in the Southland, I'm glad a local brewer decided to brew one, and it's quite good. Not as good as Port's Cow Stout or Left Hand Milk Stout, but it'll be on-tap for a while, and I'm glad to see it here.

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Photo of mactrail
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really rich and flavorful sweet stout. Attractive beer in the tall half-liter nonic. Beige foamy head on a black brew. Nice aroma of roast malt and cocoa.

Very strong chocolate flavor. Also malted milk. I'm ready for one of these and a bedtime story. Rich and sudsy in the mouth. Some grainy flavor is nicely smoothed over by the silky chocolate milk. Burnt malt in the background and a final bitter aftertaste. Quite delicious if you like a stout on the sweet side.

On tap at Tiger Tiger in San Diego. This was a good one, thanks!

10/16/2013 update: Had this in the 22 oz bottle. Beautiful big foam and sudsy mouthfeel. Lots and lots of roasted malt and burnt sugar. A pleasant grainy taste and not overly sweet.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, lactose sugar, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness with each sip. This beer is somewhat thin and watery with a slight amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a good milk stout but the mouthfeel is lacking in my opinion.

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