Mudbank Milk Stout | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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123 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
neshaminycreekbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Winter stout offering is brewed with a hefty amount of 2-Row barley, as well as Victory, Munich, and Carapils malt. We round it out with some lactose sugar and flaked oats for sweetness and body. While the hops in this beer certainly don’t play a central role, we balance all that malt with a good dose of East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, and Wilamette hops.

Added by Knapp85 on 06-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No record of purchase location, date, or price.
Undated bottle stored at 42 degrees. Served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – roasted malt, perhaps slightly burnt. Lasts.
Head average (Maximum three cm, aggressive pour), tan, average density, average retention, diminishing to an irregular three to six mm ring and rocky partial layer, both fed by effervescence.
Lacing – excellent. Wide complete ring of tiny bubbles.
Body – dark brown/black, opaque, effervescent.
Flavor – roasted malt, beginning slightly sweet and ending slightly bitter. Hops and alcohol not evident. Allowing it to warm in my mouth brings out a little chocolate but no alcohol.
Palate – medium, creamy, soft carbonation.

A decent stout seemingly closer to the porter range of the spectrum. If this cost under $ 7/bomber, it’s reasonably priced. Above that, not so much.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 3.75.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown color close to black with a finger’s worth of off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Messy lace. The aroma seemed to blend the roast to the sweet; coffee bean to cocoa bean. Lactose seems to be just an underscore to it. The flavor, once again seems to blend nice and refined with the sweetness of the lactose just there but not burdensome. Smooth sweet to roasty aftertaste rolling into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a smooth silkiness on my tongue. Mild carbonation. ABV felt fine. Overall, to me at least, I thought this balanced in way more roast than expected for the style, but I think I enjoyed that more than the usual suspects of this style.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chasmandocharles
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coel
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Traditional optics. Aroma has a nice milk chocolate smell to round out your normal beer quaffs. Taste is solid but pretty standard, solid roasted malt flavor, little chocolate, and that is about it.

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Photo of BigMike
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeg67
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, brown head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of toasted malt, toast, dark fruit, marshmallows and chocolate. Body is medium, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, herbal hops, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit, marshmallows and graham crackers. Finish is long and semi-dry. Tasty brew.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

**
03/16/2014
Bottle to goblet.
Sweet chocolate aroma. Dark black color. Creamy white head. Taste is chocolate chocolate chocolate. Good, but too much chocolate, not enough beer. Low carbonation. 9.1% alcohol is well masked.
**

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCHritz
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jams1220
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/13...pours very dark black, very thin layer of modestly off white foam. Dark malt nose, hints of coffee. Some dark chocolate. Creamy milky chocolate stout, light bitter. Soft mouthfeel, can taste the lactose influence. Not overly sweet though, really well balanced.

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Photo of Casey3236
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh012
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. No date on the bottle which frustrates me. No idea how long this was sitting for.

Pours near-black with slight purple and red at the edges. A very thin head despite an aggressive pour.

A mild mocha nose. Not as rich or inviting as, say, Lancaster Double Chocolate.

The flavors are fairly well-balanced. Milk chocolate, coffee, and some roasty char. This lacks a real "wow" factor in my opinion. The chocolate could be bolder, and the finish a bit creamier. The earthy, roasty notes become more apparent as it warms.

This was a solid milk stout but not one I'd seek out again. There are better options in the style.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into small glass: color is dark, solid, head is light tan, with some lacing and lingering top.

Smell is very pleasant, nice light chocolate, then some roast, hint of coffee with a touch of sweetness and earthy hop bitterness.

Taste leans to the subtle sweeter side, with the lactose qualities coming through and some nice presence of chocolate, roast, and coffee. Bitterness is earthy, clean and complementary.

Moouthfeel is very similar to many milk stouts, clean, moderate carbonation but not too cloying... well done.

Overall, a solid beer with nice balance and great flavors with good presence.

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Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mudbank Milk Stout from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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