Milky Way
Trophy Brewing

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Trophy Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #508
Ranked #18,502
3.85 | pDev: 12.73%
Jan 16, 2023
Sep 07, 2014
Very Good
Milky WayMilky Way
Notes: Salted Caramel Sweet Stout
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Rated: 3.19 by MikeZim

Jan 16, 2023
Rated: 4.77 by nmwhitehead from New York

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 2.93 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Sep 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Drinking this at Tapped Drafts and Crafts in Greenville NC.
Poured from a tap into a pint glass.
Looks dark brown with a tan foamy head that dropped quickly and some thin lacing.
Smells malty, sweet, chocolate, coffee, milk.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is thin for the style and a bit sticky.
Overall mouth feel is thin for a stout, but a nice, low ABV stout that I might order again.
Mar 15, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-Pours a dark color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has salt and lactose hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a salt and lactose flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good sweet stout
Feb 16, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Jan 20, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 23, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Spenceto9 from North Carolina

Jun 10, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2019
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Reviewed by mclardass from Maryland

1.99/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Very dark pour with a head that disappears almost immediately. Nose isn't pleasing, thin mouth feel, notes of caramel (unlike others I am picking that up) but not overwhelming. Not really getting much salt, residual sweetness and some lactose sugariness but not enough for a milk stout. I am disappointment.
Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by JamesBondGA from Georgia

Dec 30, 2018
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Reviewed by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Very dark with a nice head that soon disappeared. Flat looking and tasting with a lot of roasted flavors, but no discernible caramel. This is a decent but certainly not great stout.
Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by Keith27614 from North Carolina

Sep 29, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by WynnO from Florida

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 3.62 by Ceezer from South Carolina

May 28, 2018
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Rated by BullCitySpartan from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Awesome flavor
Apr 10, 2018
Rated: 2.8 by Bad_Attitude_Brews from South Carolina

Apr 02, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by sd123 from Georgia

Mar 16, 2018
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Reviewed by kellydean from North Carolina

2.27/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Not good. Thin-looking out of the can, not even as dark as a porter, decent head. Very off-putting "metallic" smell. Not much taste at all- no salt, no caramel, no sweet, just...nothing. A tiny burnt flavor. Didn't finish it, very disappointed.
Mar 15, 2018
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Canned 01/19/18
Light fizzy tan head, fades quickly, dark black beer

Nose caramel, lactose milk sugar, little dark choc cocoa, touch of roasty, toasted biscuit, little cola syrup

Taste earthy roasty notes, a little coffee, burnt lactose sugar, toffee little fruity condensed milk sugar, some caramel, little creamy. Finishes a touch bitter and drier but sticky little coffee roast and char

Mouth is med bod, little creamy but sticky, lighter carb

Overall wasn't very impressed, very little caramel, no salt, bit roasty and burnt, lactose, light on the carb, just missed most of the marks
Mar 07, 2018
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a can of this at Julio's. Canned in January 2018.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip an almost cola brown, dark, with a one finger mocha head that faded very quickly to leave a super light, wispy head.

S - Aromas of light roasted malts, brown malts, faint malt sweetness, super super faint chocolate. Not getting anything I would say smells like caramel. Smells almost like a generic brown ale.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with good brown malts and light roast. There is some decent malt sweetness along with a flash of salinity. The caramel comes out in ribbons, not cloy but pleasant sweetness. Just a little bit of bitterness on the finish but the caramel keeps that at bay.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, bit creamy, body a touch on the lighter side.

O - Overall this was a decent enough stout but the appearance and nose were incredibly lackluster. Really unfortunate.

Serving Type: Can
Feb 17, 2018
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Rated by 2-92RedDevil from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Opaque with shallow tan head. Coffee, chocolate, salted caramel flavor. Light bitter aftertaste.
Feb 15, 2018
Rated: 4 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Feb 08, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 05, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by SFNC from North Carolina

Jan 29, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by MMOSNN from North Carolina

Dec 25, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by jak from North Carolina

Nov 08, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Oct 10, 2017
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown opaque light tan head with a few ribbons of lacing. Smells roasty and sweet with some caramel notes. Sweet salty caramel roasted malt bitter char finish. Solid beer.
Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 4 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Jun 19, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by rachel_and_alex from California

Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by nickfl from Florida

Apr 22, 2017
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours an opaque very dark chocolate brown (approaching jet black) in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown + garnet colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that quickly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering about 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of salted caramel, milk chocolate, cocoa, and dark fruit (fig, prune, and date) over the top of light to moderate aromas of lightly roasted + chocolate malts with a moderate amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of lightly roasted, chocolate, and caramel malts with moderate amounts of caramel + dark fruit (fig, prune, and date) sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of milk chocolate, salted caramel, and cocoa. Light amounts of roasty bitterness in the finish which does not linger for too long leaving some light caramel + chocolate flavors lingering well beyond the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: Enjoyable and easy to drink with the lighter mouthfeel and not over the top sweetness - though it lacks some of the complexity that is usually found in these dessert stouts. I have had this one a few times and enjoy it but it does not stand out in the style for me.
Mar 09, 2017
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 27, 2016
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Rated by Bones349 from North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Very subtle...
Oct 24, 2016
Milky Way from Trophy Brewing
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