Hunter Double Milk Stout | 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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4.23/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States
18thstreetbrewery.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 04-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,884
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
300
pDev:
7.09%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
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Reviews by MasterSki:
Photo of MasterSki
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Lincoln Park Binny's. Served in a taster glass.

A - Copious tan foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and minimal lacing. Opaque, very dark brown body.

S - Big roast, cocoa nibs, and surprisingly low sweetness for a milk stout; the lactose contribution is fairly mild. Nice bittersweet chocolate, caramel, dark bread, and notes of smoke and char as well. Good balance, and minimal alcohol.

T - The taste is a tad more roasty and smokey, with a slight burnt toast note. There's still some nice cocoa, nuttiness, and faint hints of caramel and lactose, but this is fairly low in sweetness. Again, no alcohol presence whatsoever.

M - Medium body, slightly toasty texture but otherwise goes down quite smoothly. Moderate carbonation, and a nice clean, crisp finish.

D - Not really what I was expecting from a milk stout, but a very enjoyable beer all the same. I will definitely be purchasing more of this one, as it's quite easy-drinking. I've been very impressed with 18th Street Brewery so far, and I'm looking forward to trying more of their offerings.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jhartley
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Snorkel glass.
Canned on 5/24/17.

Appearance: Dark brown to black body with a beige ring of bubbles around the edges.

Aroma: Cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet chocolate and vanilla with a slight bitterness that rounds out the sweetness. Nice smooth feel to this one, creamy and slick, yet a thickness to it that leaves all those flavors on the tongue, coating it with chocolate and almost coffee like flavors.

Overall: I hugely enjoyable beer that is reminiscent of 3F Moloko. This one has that great thickness to it with out being too heavy, a sweetness up front with a nice hop bitterness at the end to round it out. Really enjoyable.

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Photo of tjk135
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An outstanding milk stout. One of my favorite non barrel aged stouts.

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Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of HopsnScotch987
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black in color with a fingernail of brown around the rim. The aroma is of lactose and dark malt. I'm tasting dark malt and lactose. The finish is of dark chocolate with a hint of bitterness. The mouth is silky smooth and a bit thick.

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Photo of dsauter
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a globe glass)
A- This beer pours a thick opaque black body with a thick deep tan head and a matrix of microbubbles trailing up the side of the glass.

S- The rich coffee aroma and black malt have an earthy quality to them with a cream note and mellow char in the finish.

T- The big roasted coffee malt has some earthy black graham notes and a dark fruity ester in the finish. There is a nice soft sweetness and some tartness that lingers after that.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle finish with no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is a nice rich full stout with some good hints of sweetness and no bitterness or harshness. I couldn’t find many of the flavors described on the bottle but it was very drinkable none the less.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zachpaschal
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A meal in itself. Almost perfect balance of bitter chocolate and some sweetness. Black with some head, bittersweet chocolate aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Incredibly drinkable. Fresh bottle from 20 west. Nicely hopped, being picky I would ask for a little more hops - but that's just to make it perfect for this day and mood.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of prototypic
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 10/04/17 poured into a becker boasts a solid, almost purple tinged, black body and floats a 1in milk chocolatey medium bubbled foam cap that dwindles to a constant cover. A spotted lacing runs back down to the body.

Aroma is chocolate, cocoa powder, and a little fresh air.

Flavors match. Roast malt, barely a hint of coffee (great), sweetness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and tongue coating-ly silky with a wet finish.

Overall a very good version of the style.

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Photo of CraigMack61
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours black, shy of inky. Small khaki head. Thick collar. Wispy swirls on the surface.

Smell - Rich dark chocolate. Some burnt roast. No lactose, which surprises me.

Taste - Lactose makes an appearance right up front. Then the chocolate sets in. Great rich chocolate. The burnt notes come back too, which is a little odd. Lactose comes back in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick and not overly sweet from the lactose. Good body.

Overall - Tastes great, which I don't often think of milk stouts.

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Photo of robgage
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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