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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:
#2,278
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
72
pDev:
7.31%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
11
Trade:
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Damian:
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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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More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JEsposito415
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of cwehr13
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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

A buddy pulled this out of his cellar to share....it poured an opaque black with big tan head that eventually settled and left a spotty lace. The scent was mostly coffee...faint orange peel. The taste was also dominated by coffee and touches of citrus. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall...very grateful to have tried it...I see that it is no longer brewed.

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Photo of mjc3151
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of richj1970
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter.

A: Pitch black with 2 finger mocha head with decent retention and lacing.

S: Espressso, orange zest, and dark chocolate.

T: Nice punch of coffee with subtle citrus tones. Bitter dark chocolate lingers.

M: Full bodied but not thick with average carbonation.

O: Excellent stout. Very well done indeed!

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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 oso
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft served in a snifter at Bangers & Lace, quick review from notes.

Black orb topped with a thin layer of creamy mocha tinged foam. Spotty lace, webby surface skim in the glass.

Big coffee aroma, rich dark roast. Taste is similar coffee forward, very smooth feel with a lingering residual bitterness. Chewy body, the coffee has depth as well to keep things interesting. At room temp some bitter citrus peel comes out. Probably the best beer I've had from these guys so far.

Bottle from brewery, April 2016.

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Photo of xdtfx
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Photo of MidwestBA
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Photo of Pablobomb
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of anticipation23
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of sdkluber
4.75/5  rDev +12%

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

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