Hunter Double Milk Stout
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

Hunter Double Milk StoutHunter Double Milk Stout
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From:
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #105
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,882
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.36%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
286
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 16, 2022
Added:
Apr 22, 2013
Wants:
  59
Gots:
  73
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Hunter Double Milk StoutHunter Double Milk Stout
Notes: Here is a father’s toast to his son. Brewed with cocoa nibs and lactose, Hunter boasts a creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor. Vanilla, roast, and caramel sweetness are met with a bright hop bitterness.
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Reviewed by Stooven from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap at Beerhead in Elmhurst, IL. Didn't take notes at the time, but it was difficult not to be impressed by this. I normally find milk stouts too sweet, but this had real nice roast to it, almost coffee like (which I enjoy). Very smooth drinking; would not have been shocked to find out it was nitro (same bar had Deschutes Obsidian nitro). Highly recommended, especially when so many local bars have one craft stout around 5% and all the rest above 12%.
Dec 16, 2022
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours onyx colored with a one finger beige head that slowly fades while leaving an array of dots and squiggles behind

Smell: Chocolate and heavily roasted malt with vanilla, milk sugars and prune

Taste: Burnt grains and chocolate forward with vanilla and prune developing; the hops come through, in the middle, adding some bitterness while there is also some alcohol evident in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A nicely balanced milk stout - a style that often verges in a direction that is too sweet for me
Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.41 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Apr 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Jan 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by fujindemon74 from Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L- opaque blackness

S- sweet milk/lactose

T- follows the nose, with a slight bitterness on the back end

F- medium

O- quite a nice double milk stout, no obvious flaws, well balanced, would purchase again
Oct 10, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
creamy milk stout great malt taste great malty after taste
Mar 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.76 by Frankenmonkey81 from Ohio

Feb 27, 2021
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark brown color with a foamy tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of chocolate with a hint of caramel. Slight bitterness at the end but very smooth and creamy.
Dec 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Dec 07, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Off to a great-looking beer deep dark black pitch with a nice half inch of mocha foam that settles to a nice ring. Smells of mild coffee cocoa nibs vanilla and lactose sugars. Taste is pretty nice love the cocoa nib and vanilla combination and the milk sugar is really round everything out very mild coffee presence. Mouthfeel is quite smooth creamy velvety medium to light body. Overall a really nice find from a brewery I don't have very many beers from.
Jul 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Nunya from Ohio

Mar 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by SWChi from Illinois

Feb 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by Commandophile from Illinois

Feb 07, 2020
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
No evident canning date. Poured into a stout glass. It pours an inky black with dark walnut hues, and a large, frothy, light-mocha colored head that dissipated slowly leaving a thin film of lacing. The smell was a bit subdued: just roasted malt, nuts, and a whiff of cocoa and caramel/toffee. While there is initial sweet milk chocolate in the taste, it is balanced by slightly bitter, acidity, nutty char. As the glass warms there are caramel and vanilla notes but they fail to overcome the increasing bitterness. For a Milk Stout it boasts a fairly creamy, viscous feel with a very low level of carbonation, and the 8% ABV gives it good substance. Overall, I'm somewhat disappointed. I enjoyed the coffee variant considerably more. I cannot tell the age of the can but 18th Street Brewery only recently began to distribute in New Jersey so it shouldn't be too old.
Dec 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Big English milk/sweet stout and opted for a snifter for this guy.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a small cap of tan foamy head softly dissipating. Slight filmy lace coating the glass in the corners in a small concave sort of sense.
The aroma had some shaved cocoa nibs jabbing at some sweet ash/char with some earthy sweet character. Coffee grounds coming forward with more warmth. Dried dark fruit (prunes/raisins/dates sort of thing going on).
The flavor leads with a dried sweetness of those dark fruits with some dark toast and dark chocolate bitterness. Quick semi-sticky dark chocolate to dark toasty aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fine sipping quality about it. Good carbonation with some stickiness lingering on my tongue, nothing cloying whatsoever. Nice finish with some grip of roasty coffee bean harshness.
Overall, the balance between all of it is incredible. Let this settle in on your tongue and soak on your palate and you'll find this as enjoyable as I did!
Nov 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Sep 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Sep 04, 2019
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Reviewed by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
16 oz can poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Oily black. No light penetration.

Nose
Chocolate fudge, prune, charcoal, espresso, and earth.

Taste
Dark chocolate syrup, molasses, and charcoal. Espresso, prune juice, caramel, and earth.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, sticky, oily, and sweet.

Overall
Slick, rich, and sweet; perhaps too much so for my tastes.
Aug 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Aug 12, 2019
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black with a slight purple hue. Three fingers of dark mocha head. Lasts a good while and leaves sloppy rings of lacing.

Roasted malts and chocolate stand out in the nose. Maybe a slight coffee impression and a hint of stone fruit, too.

Roasted malts, bitter chocolate and milk in the taste. Very bitter finish.

A little more heft than medium bodied. Slick with just enough carbonation.

The bitter chocolate in this is really top notch. Cut just a little by the lactose. Quality brew.
Jul 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by jenrhart from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by TheGent from New Jersey

Jun 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jun 03, 2019
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L - 1.5 finger thick mocha head atop a pitch black body.

S - chocolate pretzels. Milk chocolate, vanilla, salt, caramel.

T- bittersweet chocolate, sea salt, vanilla, anise, tobacco, roast. Moderate bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with average carb.

O - really-well put together, and quite drinkable.
May 26, 2019
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Rated by osunum1fan1978 from Ohio

4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Not overly sweet, but so smooth and very drinkable. I think I'll have another.
May 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by ChipChaight from New York

May 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can, snifter glass. Dark black body, one finger mocha head, good retention, a bit of lacing here and there. Smell is lactose, dark chocolate, a bit of dark fruit, oats and a bit of earth. Flavour follows, a bit less of the dark fruit and more of the milk chocolate presence, Baker's chocolate, a bit of caramel, lactose and oats. Mild earthy bitterness on the backend for some balance. Medium bodied, good carbonation, smooth and savory, a bit of umami on the backend.
Apr 19, 2019
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Pours like motor oil, taste not bad, but more stouty, than milk stouty. A bit sweeter and this might have been a home run for me. Did I mention this one pours thick, like I've never seen in a beer before, pretty cool.
Apr 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2019
Hunter Double Milk Stout from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 352 ratings