Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk StoutImperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Winter

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Added by justintcoons on 02-02-2014

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 54
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is black, solid, dark, head is tan with fine to small bubbles with a head that presents about 3/4 inch thick and then lingers very very well with some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is moderately strong with notes of roast, espresso, toast, light earthy hops, bitter cocoa.

Taste is where this beer comes to form - its simple, but well constructed and pleasing: nice roast, touch of espresso, bitter chocolate is not overdone, earthy/bitter hops are present but not detracting from the malt. The lactose smooths the flavors out some.

Mouthfeel is smooth, low carbonation, lingering full sweetness but just enough bitterness to counter.

Overall: a great brew, smooth sweetness plays well with the bitter cocoa and roast.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours deep black with a nice head.

smells like chocolate and cream, has a nice mellow aroma.

taste is sweet and like a chocolate bar. full of chocolate without being overly sweet. finishes thin and slightly dry/sweet.

i bought this beer in February and never got to it. it's been sitting in my fridge since and today i decided to crack it open. i always forget how much i like stouts because i strongly prefer IPAs/dIPAs. this is good, not great.

a great stout is as good as a great IPA but an average stout is worse than an average IPA (at least for me). this is good but not great, worth a try if you like a sweet and/or chocolate stout. it's mellowed with some age but it's good.

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Photo of deaddear
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber poured slowly into a small glass

A - Frothy, tan-colored head settles into a pillowy 1-2 fingers with bubbles of varying sizes. Dark but allows little bit of light penetration. Little bit of wet, slippery lacing.

S - Coffee, alcohol, sugar, molasses, little bit of graham cracker

T - Lot of chocolate. Burnt sugar and alcohol.

M - Silky, soft, bit of carbonation. Interesting contrast to the boozy flavor.

O - Interesting but the chocolate, booze, burnt sugar flavors just don't quite work together. Not sure if age would help or not. I think plenty of people will find this enjoyable. Not my bag.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a near pitch black - no light gets through when held to sunlight. Thick, foamy, tan head forms with great retention. Significant clumps of lacing and no syrupy coating on the inside of the glass.

Nose is a bit mild - sweet lactose, malt and a hint of chocolate. A bit subdued but nice.

Flavor is on point. Great roasty malt profile, well rounded and balanced. No off notes, no hint of the significant ABV. This is relatively standard but truly well done and better than average for sure.

Feel is pretty great. Smooth, rich, velvety. Nice body, not too thin but not too thick, overly viscous/sticky/syrupy. Really a bit light but not lacking in depth at all. Incredibly easy and quick drinker here, unexpectedly so.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -1.7%

The nose is full of a malted milk chocolate ball, remember Whoppers, with some grain and chocolate malt.

The flavor is a dry chocolate malt, malted milk, roasted grain and barley, nuttiness and a sweet peanut brittle.

This is just sweet enough and just complex enough to be delicious.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours an almost pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is actually heavies to of a roasted malt smell and not chocolate as I would have anticipated. It does however also have a milk chocolate smell that carries with it a lactose and vanilla sweetness. A little bit of a caramel smell and a hint of a darker fruit is there as well.

Taste – Unlike the nose, the taste begins with a huge and smooth milk chocolate bar like taste with tons of milky lactose flavors and a big vanilla presence. This chocolate flavor remains massive throughout the entire taste creating a fantastically smooth milk chocolate flavor throughout. There is a moderate roastiness upfront that gains just a hint of intensity toward the end. Some flavors of cherry and plum also develop on the tongue throughout the taste mixing with the milk chocolate and the roasted flavors to leave a delicious lightly fruited sweet milk chocolate bar flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thicker and creamy with a carbonation level that is low. The feel is amazing for the rich milk chocolate flavor so the brew coating the tongue in all the rich flavors and creating a very smooth and lush feel.

Overall – This is a delicious and decadent chocolate brew. The mix of big sweet chocolate with the fantastically smooth feel make for one very nice sipping dessert beer.

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Photo of IronLover
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color, nearly black, with a huge beige foam that slowly reduced to a thick cap that left thick sticky rings on the glass. Chocolate and earthy roasted malt aromas with notes of molasses and pine hops beneath. Full bodied with rich, full, creamy carbonation through the middle. Dark roasted and dark roasted malt flavors up front followed by slowing building pine hop bitterness from the middle to the end. Finishes with a moderate pine hop and sticky, roasted malt aftertaste.

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Photo of 57md
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown to black color with over a finger of beige head. The nose had a touch of chocolate and a touch of coffee. The body was fairly hearty and smooth with some roast as well as a hint of maple syrup and the same touch of chocolate found in the nose. The alcohol presence did get a slight bit too much on the finish but overall this was a pleasurable drinking experience.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours dark brown approaching black with 2 fingers of fluffy, light tan head. Excellent retention along with some very subtle light penetration along the edges.

Semi-sweet chocolate, raisin, licorice, cocoa and molasses.

Raisin and prune mingled with semi-sweet chocolate and powdered cocoa. Creamy milk along with notes of licorice and molasses. Finishes with a light earthy bitterness that never overrides the sweetness.

Full bodied, silky, creamy and smooth.

Chocolates and dark fruits mixed with a beautifully creamy and milky body. Impeccably smooth and easy drinking for 9.1%.

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Photo of Joshdavid87
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is nearly perfect.
I was completely Impressed
First time in a while that I picked up a beer and it actually tastes like what is described.
The only concern I had was a somewhat of a harsh alcohol bite.
Since it is an imperial stout it wouldn't hurt for it to be aged so the bite could
mello out.

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Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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