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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States
solemnoathbrewery.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coffee Milk Stout Ale with Sweet Orange Peel

Added by oso on 03-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,277
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
72
pDev:
7.31%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of williahd
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The concept of a milk stout with coffee and orange as the primary flavors was very intriguing to me. Upon opening the bottle there was a noticeable hiss, almost like soda. Poured nicely with dark mocha foam to accept jet black body. Smell was pretty dull however. Coffee and not much else. Taste led with coffee but then gave way to a fleeting zap of citrus sweetness on the finish. Different and charming.

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Photo of Memullin32
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Definitely a dark roast complexion and taste. Not much orange peel, but coffee taste is good.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Fort Point Market, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip

The beer poured a medium bodied, dark chestnut brown. Oily and viscous in the glass. A minuscule, saddle brown film topped the liquid but it quickly dissolved. No lacing whatsoever.

The nose was very simplistic. Dry roasted malts dominated. Somewhat grainy and husky. This smelled a lot more like an Irish dry stout than a milk stout. Subtle dark roast coffee notes appeared later. Bit of sweetness. Some dark chocolate too. Hint of lactose as well.

The flavor profile was even more basic than the nose. Roasted malts again dominated. Husky and grainy. Bit of char and ashiness. Some bitter espresso and bakers chocolate notes were apparent in the center. Touch of sweet cream. More deep roasted malts and graininess on the finish. Subtle earthy hop notes lingered after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was definitely the most impressive aspect of the beer. It was super creamy, slick and smooth. Fuller bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, frothy, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Orange peel? Nope. Coffee? Barely any. Either I bought a very old bottle or this beer really lacks nuance. Guessing by the shop at which I purchased this, I am guessing the latter.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: semi sweet chocolate malt, coffee, citrus, lactose, smooth with some boozy bite. Bold deep roasted coffee aroma. Black, opaque, tan refined head and delicate lace in taster glass. Medium/full body. Clean well rounded finish. 40 IBUs.

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Photo of kreg02
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdfb79
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown color. Nose is very good with a lot of coffee, taste has more bitter h o plate and burnt and roasted malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

A nice beer with a pretty good nose.

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Photo of Karenremom
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this then barrel-aged version right after and liked this one a bit better. Cool idea with the orange peel, but I've had that executed poorly before. Not the case here. It's very coffee forward, on both the smell and the taste. There's a bit of sweetness at the back end from the orange. Kind of similar to a maple coffee stout, but you can tell it's orange. Overall, this was really nicely done.

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Photo of oline73
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Kuma's Corner on February 17, 2017. Look is brown with a thin beige head and lingering lacing. Smell and taste is coffee with dark roasted malt flavors and aromas. Feel is medium to full in body with a creamy finish.

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Photo of Purified
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoudRed
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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