Milk Stout | Culture Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
84
good
17 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Culture Brewing Co.
California, United States
culturebrewingco.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sd123 on 12-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black brew in the tall tulip. Lovely creamy head and a smooth mouthfeel. Less sweet than most milk stouts. It's just the right balance of grainy and creamy, malty and scorched. Not very bitter, yet perfectly beery. IBUs rated at 32. Hops are Perle and Saaz.

This just seems like the way a milk stout should be. Less sugar and more cream. Dark malt taste with a chocolatey hint and a chalky texture. A hint of fruity red wine. Stupendous quaff. On tap at the brewpub in Solana Beach.

 483 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On nitro tap at the brewery in Solano Beach.

Pours opaque black with a creamy, durable tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: excellent aroma mixes dark roasted grains, coffee and dark chocolate.

Flavor: good, but not up with the aroma or their fine coffee stout. Lingering dark roasted grain taste with light smoke and faint burnt elements. Rather bitter and dry for "milk stout" style.

Feel: Smooth, medium body; medium carbonation.

 446 characters

Photo of Sbarbosa
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wulfie85
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BreweryRun
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of somalley26
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Lisa22
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Joshmistake
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of retry4z
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not a milk stout. This is an Irish dry stout. It is very bitter and heavy on roasted flavor; not sweet at all.

Here is a description of the style:

Milk / Sweet Stouts are basically stouts that have a larger amount of residual dextrins and unfermented sugars that give the brew more body and a sweetness that counters the roasted character. Milk Stouts are very similar to Sweet Stouts, but brewers add unfermentable sugars, usually lactose, to the brew kettle to add body and some sweetness.

If you aren't going to make it sweet, don't call it "milk stout."

 568 characters

Photo of jdelenikos89
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Avatar113
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Milk Stout from Culture Brewing Co.
3.7 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.