Milky Way
Trophy Brewing

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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #629
Ranked #19,698
3.9 | pDev: 12.05%
Trophy Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Salted Caramel Sweet Stout
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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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VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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
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mclardass from Maryland

1.99/5  rDev -49%
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
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DonBowman from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
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
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kellydean from North Carolina

2.27/5  rDev -41.8%
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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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
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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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
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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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
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
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
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
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Milky Way is a dark brown, effervescent Milk Stout with a thin, brief-lived, slightly pebbly brown head that leaves fair swoops of lacing; orange highlights lurk within its depths. The nose is medium in intensity, leading with cocoa and sweet coffee, backed by a more bitter, moderately smoky roasted aroma with hints of nuts and molasses. The palate is a fairly rich milk chocolate flavor with more subtle toffee and cocoa notes, and hints of smoke. While the malt character is a bit sweet, it is tempered by a very slight saltiness, resulting in a very balanced flavor in terms of sweetness vs. bitterness. The finish is a light hit of cola, followed by the onset of a faint, fleeting slightly salty chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel matches the full body, and the texture is sticky/creamy and medium-peppery from the slightly over-assertive carbonation. Overall, considering the low ABV, this is a quite flavorful stout, and has a quite nice mouthfeel. (growler)

Oct 02, 2016
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oberon from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Came in a standard pint a deep dark chocolate brown with a thin but well sustained beige head atop.Dark coffee roast and caramel stand out in the nose,maybe a bit of saline?Dark roast and bitter chocolate flavors meld into salty sweet caramel wich makes for a pretty good flavor profile,it does get a little to sweet after about 3/4 of a pint.A good one and done beer here,it's sweet and salty like it should be.

Jun 26, 2016
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint at Trophy.
L- Poured almost black with a slight tan head.
S - Smells of caramel.
T - Lots of salted caramel.
F- nice medium bodied beer with low carbonation.
O - I really enjoyed this beer. It's a little sweet, but I enjoy a sweet stout.

Feb 09, 2016
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BradMacMullin from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at Brewers Fork in Charlestown. Had at the same time as Mike which penalizes this beer as Mike is the most boring person in the world. I think he is talking about a tv show he likes - who gives a shit? Anyways, this beer is sweet and I find has an odd after taste - not loving it unfortunately, but drinking it allows me to avoid Mike's stories.

Feb 07, 2016
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wedge from North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

@ Trophy

“Salted Caramel Sweet Stout”

Nearly black in color under a small tan head that disappears to nothing. Smells of caramel and chocolate syrup, as would be expected, though it is quite light. Some fruity yeast sneaks in, before being covered with a light dusting of cocoa. Flavor is a blend of chocolate and caramel, this time with a noticeable salty hit in the finish, lightly roasted with a subtle fruity yeast note. Somewhat thin, though a low level of creaminess is maintained. Not too sweet. Fairly mediocre overall…not enough depth or character to really impress.

Nov 05, 2014
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 64 ratings