Milk & Cookies Stout | Wicked Weed Brewing

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Milk & Cookies StoutMilk & Cookies Stout

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by IrishColonial on 12-20-2013

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. bottled on 11.08.16

Pours black with a creamy tan foam head. Smells like chocolate, milk sugars, golden raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toasted malts, coffee, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like chocolate, milk sugars, golden raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toasted malts, coffee, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice imperial milk stout with golden raisins, cinnamon and vanilla.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, thick tan head and great lacing. Roasted malt, lactose and spice in the aroma. Notes of cocoa powder, roasted coffee light with milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and sweet dough. Touch thin, lower end of medium body, creamy and a touch dry. Solid cookie themed stout with inviting flavors.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.
L - Poured black with a minimal tan head.
S - Smells of ginger.
T - Tastes of ginger snaps.
F - Medium body with minimum carbonation.
O - Very nice milk stout.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice looking brown head that dissipates quickly but leaves a thing film of bubbly . . . bubbles. The beer itself is a nice chocolate black. Anyway, the appearance isn't the sell of the beer but it looks good nonetheless.

The smell is pretty good. IT has a strong ginger snap smell, which consists of ginger, cinnamon, light sugar, and a bit of bread. The smell also has a lactose smell that is supposed to be the milk that complements the cookie portion. Despite, the cookie portion being slightly stronger, it works. There does not seem to be a chocolate note.

The taste is a bit better than the smell. It still has the gingerbread cookie note that contrasts with the milk note from the lactose, but there is also a traditional sweet dark chocolate note that enhances the taste. It adds a good unifying taste. The ginger and cinnamon are still pretty strong though.

The fell is pretty good. It a heavy bodied beer but with a thin and slick feel. It has very little carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good and interesting beer. It's definitely one of the more unique dark beers that WW offers and definitely worth picking up if you see it but nothing to spend countless hours searching for.

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Photo of teromous
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the side of the label: "Bottled On: 11.14.16"

Appearance: Black body with a medium sized creamy textured dark khaki head. Not much retention but fantastic lacing.

Aroma: I get a bit of a burnt coffee aroma and just a touch of a woody bark-like scent. Not picking up any cinnamon, raisins, or vanilla.

Taste: It tastes just like an oatmeal raisin cookie. While I can't say that I taste the raisins, cinnamon, or vanilla listed on the label individually, as a whole this beer literally tastes just like an oatmeal raisin cookie. It's just like a cookie in liquid form. There is this lightly toasted flavor that really complements the flavor giving it this lightly burnt cookie edge flavor as well. On the side of the label it reads "...baked cinnamon-raisin cookies..." and honestly they are dead on. This is one of the few beers that I have had that make a very specific claim and nail it.

Mouthfeel: It feels just a bit thin but otherwise the texture is nice and smooth. The body is also a bit light to support such wonderful flavors. It's incredibly drinkable at 8.5%.

Overall: The beer is outstanding and I really enjoy it. It's the kind of beer that sticks in the back of your mind because it's so good and makes you want more of it. I would definitely buy more of this beer and I highly recommend at least trying it. If you enjoy oatmeal raisin cookies then do yourself a favor and buy this beer because its fantastic. Delicious!

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Photo of oberon
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 11/8/16.Pours into a goblet jet black with a thick creamy-like deep beige head that leaves broken rings of lace as it settles thru the duration of the session.Not real big and bold aromas but vanilla and roast come thru the most.Deep vanilla notes on the palate with the cinnamon not far behind,the roast is understated but the lactose finishes big.I'ts a vanilla and cinnamon bomb but I'am fine with that,enjoyed it.

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Photo of rudzud
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave a light blanket.

S - Aromas of light chocolate, solid raisins, good cookie dough. Light light cinnamon. No real vanilla.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, the chocolate is more subtle, nice cookie dough notes, light cinnamon. The chocolate is very light.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a solid stout, just wish the cookie aspect was more prominent.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud

Decent fluffy head , fades quickly, no lacing, pitch black beer.

Nose dried lactose sugar and cocoa powder, burnt milk and caramel, a little cinnamon and raisin, little biscuity, little booze ester, little graham cracker cookie like.

Taste is big lactose and little cocoa powder, milk chocolate, little graham cracker, touch marshmallowy, creamy choc and a faint vanilla, little burnt creme Brule. Finish little sticky sweet syrupy note, dried lactose and powdered cocoa lingering.

Mouth is med bod little creamy decent carb.

Overall not bad, doesn't live up to what some of the other great breweries are doing there days.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- The beer poured black with murky shades and a mocha colored head.

Smell - The nose was a little odd. It had cinnamon and something else I can't quite put my finger on.

Taste - The taste is basically what the name describes. This is liquid cinnamon cookies. I get the raisins, but not much in the way of cinnamon or vanilla. The lactose of the milk stout provides a nice smoothness.

Mouthfeel - The feel was very smooth, making this a very drinkable desert beer.

Overall - This was my first Wicked Weed, and I want more.

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Photo of Jadjunk
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"Milk & Cookies Stout transports us to our childhood kitchens, where freshly baked cinnamon-raisin cookies warmed us against winter winds and familiar grandparent voices permeated the sounds of the night. Hints of cold milk, sweet vanilla, and hearty oatmeal comfort and remind us that our memories are forever led by our senses. In this case, we are led home." Brewed in the style of a Milk Stout, available in 500ml. bottles and on seasonal draft.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy foam head of a tan color over a dark brown body. Retention is above average and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Aromas of caramel bread, cinnamon, dried raisin and granola with a lactose sweetness, gentle roast backbone and note of vanilla. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Largely follows the aroma, with a blend of granola, vanilla cream and cinnamon forming the brunt of the flavor, with a moderate sweetness. Finishes mildly roasty with a gentle sweetness. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly residual, creamy, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness and a lightly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is nearly even specialty grain and roast bitterness to sweetness. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 4.25

(Overall) A quality-built novelty-style stout by a reputable brewery, milk and cookies savors the richness of a cinnamon-oatmeal-raisin cookie over roasted barley notes, leaving this beer decidedly a milk stout, and a solid one at that. Despite a reserved sweetness, the flavors of this beer come together very nicely for a quality flavor that is decidedly reminiscent of a freshly baked batch of cookies. Awesome. 4.25

Wicked Weed Brewing's
Milk and Cookies Imperial Milk Stout

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Photo of tlema1
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: dark brown/black, with a thin, but lacing head
S: some roasted malts and faint chocolate
T: some cinnamon, soft roasted malts
F: good mouthfeel, medium body, dry finish
O: great beer

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours thin black kind of slick with nice thick mocha colored head, very good lacing.

Aroma - The aroma is very faint chocolate, dark fruit, a hint of vanilla and that was about it.

Taste - Much better, bitter dark chocolate, dark fruit (raisins and figs) vanilla and cinnamon the milk lactose flavor is there great flavor.

Feel - Heavy coating feel, it pours thin looking but the feel is heavier and I think IMO the lactose flavor may make it feel thicker. Coats the mouth well.

Overall - I was really impressed with this, not the typical sweet milk stout the bitter chocolate and lactose make it a very solid stout with great flavors.

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Photo of TheUsername
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Prep: poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a snifter glass, black w/tan head, very cold (40-45 degrees F)

Nose: very little initially - think it was too cold. Once it started warming: raisins & dried dark fruit, (reminiscent of a Tripel). Only after 8 minutes of sitting did I get any vanilla, cinnamon, alcohol, or brown sugar.

Taste: a graham cracker, brown sugar, sweetened heavy cream. warmed into: vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, alcohol. Chocolate was light but present - likely an effect of well-managed malt-roasting, as the label lists no coco ingredients. (Notably: none of the raisin was present)

Body: Moderately Full-Bodied, but maybe a bit less than I had expected.

Overall: I was expecting more from this beer. It's good for what it is, but it's price-point ($6-8) puts it in a strange place: definitely not a daily brew, but not worth bringing to a celebration/bottle-share.

Additional Note: I'll need to try it again at a higher temperature (i.e. nearly room temp).

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Pours deep brown, thick mocha head slowly fades, coating lace. Roasty chocolate taste with lactose sweetness, cinnamon spice is there in the background. Overall good gingerbread style milk stout.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass, dark brown almost black with a short tan head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: milk chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla

T: dark chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, sweet and bitter sweet chocolate

M: medium to full

O: nice milk stout

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Photo of dar482
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The flavor hits of vanilla up front, medium plus roasted malt, sweet marshmallow, onto a rich raisin sweetness, fruit cake, milk chocolate and finally a cinnamon bite and spiciness on the finish.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a tulip
Bottled 12/7/15

A- pours a jet black color with a small creamy khaki colored head that retains for a while before reduces to a film on top, some lacing left behind

S- milky lactose mixes with aromas of cocoa nibs and coffee. Light undertones of cinnamon, raisin & oatmeal cookie

T- flavor profile is heavy on the cinnamon up front, with milk chocolate & lactose sweetness, some dark fruit flavors kick in before finishing with more cinnamon and a linger of coffee

M- medium-heavy body with low carbonation leads to a chewy mouthfeel that finishes silky and creamy

O- the sweetness of the milk stout plays nicely with the spices, well done

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Photo of Alequine
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500mL bottle pours black with a eight inch tan head and brown lace trailing on the side of the glass.

Smells of dark chocolate milk, roasted malt and a little caramel. Pleasant aroma, nice color - I'm ready to drink.

Tastes of slightly sweet lactose with an offsetting dark chocolate malt. Creamy, medium body with fairly soft carbonation. Notes of chocolate milk, vanilla roasted malts play on the palate in the finish.

Very, very good beer for this style.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 500ml Bottle with a bottled on date of 12.7.15

L - Dark brown, rich, molasses, 1 finger of head a tiny bit of lacing left on the glass

S - coffee, dried raisons, cinnamon, brown sugar. excellent aroma

T - chocolate milk stout, with cinnamon and raisons like the nose suggests. Dark chocolate and slight booze in the aftertaste. Tasty as hell

F - full body and medium carbonation, silky

O - An awesome double stout. Definitely going to seek this one out again

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Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A magnificent bubble show produces at least three fingers of beige foam; the fudge brown liquid beneath reveals some translucence around the edges; clumps of lacing stick to the glass

Smell: Chocolate milk and oatmeal raisin cookies; the cinnamon is rather pronounced

Taste: Chocolate milk, with roast and nut skin tones developing; the middle features toasted oat, raisin, vanilla and a powerful dose of cinnamon that lingers through the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: The smell is luscious but the milk and cookies concept does not quite pull through on the palate, where the flavors betray some rough edges

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Photo of stakem
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks Kirb/Jarad for the hookup and share on this one. The brew is black in color with a khaki head that fades leaving spotty lace.

It smells of coffee with citrus citrus qualities before earthy bitterness. It tastes slightly sweet with vanilla and then gets roasty with oats and citrus hops to earthy bitterness and dryness.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. I appreciate the opportunity to try this one but the name is better than the brew itself. I dont need to have it again.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this in a trade from @tbryant21 - thanks!
A - Pours a dark brown, somewhat amber around the edges, with a nice tan head.
S - There's no coffee in this stout but that is the aroma.
T - comes across as a straightforward milk stout. Not sure what the raisins, cinnamon and vanilla contributed.
M - A bit more carbonation than I expected. Medium mouth feel.
O - Very good but I was expecting more. Does that make any sense? Nice but don't think I would seek it out. Would like to try the BA version.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle - $5.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Bottled on: 12. 07. 15. Hey, that's my birthday!

Appearance: Pours a near black body with a thin, thinning, beige head. Minimal lacing.

Smell: A light scent of roasted malts, with a hint of thin milky quality beneath the blend of dark, raisiny fruitiness. Fruity, yes, but doesn't really hit the milk-n-cookies vibe.

Taste: A thin roastiness atop the milky mocha tone and thoughtful pinch of powdered cinnamon. Slight raisiny character with some nutty oats. Sweetish throughout, though the flavors do not come together to give a milk 'n' cookies quality. Sweetish, fruity finish which continues the flavors preceding it.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: It's okay. December 7th, 2015 will not exactly be a day that'll live in infamy.

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4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've had this one sitting in my refrigerator for about two weeks now. I guess I was waiting for the right time to drink it, nothing says right time like a random Monday night. It has a noticeable thickness to the blackest brown body as you pour. My diggers poor generates a inch and a half of chocolate brown Head. Head has nice retention as the bubbles fade swampy slow. Nose smells like chocolate no bake cookies with all the oats and chocolate you would expect. With first sent I am shocked by how well everything listed on the label plays in the flavor. You get dark fruits ,vanilla, cinnamon, oats and a bit of chocolate to boot. It is both zesty and creamy all over the mouth. It really has a full and dynamic mouth feel. I have to say this one nails it in terms of style as they were going for an imperial milk stout.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I really, really hate making this comparison, but being from Richmond, Virginia, this just came off to me as a poor man's Hardywood Gingerbread Stout. The mouth feel is great, easy drinking for 8.5% but overall well done, but underwhelming

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