Milkstachio | DryHop Brewers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DryHop Brewers
Illinois, United States
dryhopchicago.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Pistachio Milk Stout brewed with unrefined cacoa nibs, lactose, & pistachio.

Added by MasterSki on 12-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
7.49%
 
 
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 2
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of frasergrove
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Spot on appearance for a lower abv milk stout; very dark brown, to blackness in the center, revealing some transparency at the edges. Abundant head, pretty dense and lingering, minimal lacing. Smells pretty solid, dark / bitter chocolate, a nutty / milky sweetness. In memory, evokes pistachio ice-cream. The bitter chocolate note builds over the glass with the sweet nutty elements laced throughout. I didn't find the flavor overly artificial, nor did I find it rustically pure; it never came off as a novelty though and getting through the pint was no chore.

Really nice beer IMHO. Dry Hop gets rather overlooked locally - probably the location, which makes it tough for people from out of the neighborhood to swing by - but they're doing interesting work. Hopefully more shows up in cans.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Angerhaus
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msumike89
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thumperskibum
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i love the idea, it sounds amazing in theory, but as it turns out, this beer doesnt need the milk sugar, and it ends up being a distraction and an unnecessary component rather than a desirable ingredient. it looks shiny and thick, creamy on the head, sharp in the nonic pint. smells good too, but a little fakey on the pistachio. i get the icecream green thing rather than the oily nut itself, and that carries over to the taste a little bit more intensely. in the flavor, it seems really fake, so its strange how it says made with actual pistachios. perhaps there is some chemical reaction i am unaware of that would change the flavor of the nut so drastically, but its sweet, and with all the lactose, its way too sweet. one pint was even a bit of a trudge for me because of this. the base stout is very nice though, and the addition of the bitter cocoa helps a little bit for balancing, but it doesnt get all the way there. my first beer from these guys, and the idea was far better than the execution. of the beers i had here, it sure seemed like the hoppy stuff was dialed in a lot better than the malt or additive driven beers. still worth trying just because its so unique. cool spot too, cant wait to go back.

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4.81/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Milkstachio from DryHop Brewers
3.87 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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