Milk Stout | North High Brewing Company

Milk StoutMilk Stout
76 Ratings
Milk StoutMilk Stout

Brewed by:
North High Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tastymug on 03-18-2013

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

Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/25/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cream, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, lactose, and light herbal hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cream, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cream, toasted dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent milk stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought a can of the North High Milk Stout at Andersons in Reynoldsburg, OH. It poured an opaque black with tan head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is milk chocolate and some roast. The taste is nicely balanced with sweet mat and hints of roast. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a very good beer and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, no canning date that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like chocolate, lactose, roasted malt and a bit of coffee. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma. It's a mostly sweet chocolately brew with a bit of coffee and burnt/charred malt bitterness to it. Nice and tasty too! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good overall milk/sweet stout. This is the first North High brew I've tried, but after drinking this one I'll have to make a point to try some of their other ones now! $9.99 a 6-pack.

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Photo of barczar
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is rich and chocolatey, with notes of dark fudge and light lactose sweetness dominating roast malt and a hint of coffee grounds.

Flavor is similar, finishing with coffee grounds bitterness that is offset by lactose sweetness that lingers in the aftertaste. Nutty malt notes add depth. There's a hint of dark fruit that detracts a tad.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can
Served in a becker glass

This beer pours black and is topped with an inch of mocha head that leaves some nice lacing.

I get some dark chocolate aroma.

The taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a little black coffee in the finish.

Full mouthfeel

I don't really got a lot of sweetness as I have in other milk stouts. It is pretty good.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

North High is one of the better brewers in Columbus. This is a nice little stout that mostly works.

It opens black but doesn't build much head without a vigorous pour, and the head quickly dies. The aroma is a bit funky skunky.

The taste is a mild, balanced stout. It has a nice creamy but thin mouth feel. The aftertaste is mildly bitter but generally clean - a nice aftertaste.

I generally like bigger stouts. This one would be OK when you already had too many! Not recommended.

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

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler from Jungle Jim's in a DFH snifter. This delicious milk stout pours a rich blackish brown with a solid brownish tan head of tight beaded bubbles that dissipates to a thin layer, thick ring, and light lacing. Nose of chocolate, sweet lactose sugars, and a touch of black coffee. Flavors are exceedingly well balanced with a chocolate milk shake flavor up front and on the sides, moderate black bitter coffee notes to the rear, and an ever so mild hop note smoothing this awesome brew out on all sides. Moderately slick mouth feel and moderate carbonation makes this one of the finest stouts I have had this year. This could win awards. Truly awesome.

First brew from North High Brewing we have tried, and if the rest of their selection is as good as this we will make the journey to Columbus VERY soon.


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Photo of apasternak
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Photo of kbrown
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Omnium
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Can > Tulip Glass
A - Pours black with a massive amoun of head, looks infected, fizzy tan wih medium lacing.
S - Roasted chocolates, some really nice toasted nuts, light hint of a smokey touch, overall good, but a tad bit too restrained
T - Sweet creamy roasted malts with light chocolate and toasted elements, very good flavor.
M - Creamy and very smooth and velvety
O - Good solid Milk Stout, would gladly get again. Aroma could be improved on though.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2.15/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of KJ2013
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neenerzig
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single can of this from one of my favorite local shops I go to buy craft beers from. Got a single 12 oz. can for a total of $2.07. Poured into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a very dark, practically black, color with a silky looking, tan head that's about an inch thick when first poured. The head fades pretty quickly indeed to a fairly thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some big, thin, cluster swirls of foam on the beer's surface. Not much lacing here either. Has strong aromas of roasted, caramel malt sweetness along with a nice cocoa smell too. It tastes pretty much like it smells, which is a wonderful thing in this case, with roasted caramel malt sweetness followed by a nice cocoa sweetness and certainly some mil sugars that help to give this beer a nice lactate like quality indeed. Not really any discernible hop flavor here, and that's okay I think. Flavor profile wise, this is one of the best beers of this style I've had in quite along time! Has a slightly crisp and even slightly prickly, mainly smooth and fairly creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the good was well crafted beer ought to be. I quite enjoyed this one.


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