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Yalobusha Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brewskifan55 on 05-25-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 57
Photo of JamesStreet
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured in snifter on tap at Corporate Brew and Draft
A - pours a smooth black, smallish nut-brown head that's on the thin side. Really good lace.
S - some bourbon, sweet dark fruits, not much else.
T - follows the nose for the most part. Some chocolate comes through as well. A little booze finds it's way in the taste as well.
M - somewhat thin, not as creamy as you would hope for with lactose added.
O - nice BA milk stout though it misses on a few aspects of the style.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

650ml bottle. Served in a snifter 12/5/2014.

A- Dark brown body, minimal white head with fair retention time, no lacing. Nothing too special or out of the ordinary. [3.5]

S- Bourbon, milk chocolate, some dark fruit oxidation. That's really about it. It doesn't smell as sweet as I would expect a milk stout to be, or even roasty. [3.5]

F- Not a ton of depth on this one. Bourbon, milk chocolate, a bit of cocoa and then it falls off in terms of flavour. Hmm.. [3.25]

M- On the thinner side of medium body, a bit thin and slightly watery. Good carbonation. A bit hot but not quite a sipper. [3.25]

O- Plenty of bourbon in this beer, not as much of the beer itself comes out. Decent to drink, wouldn't go after this one. [3.25]

Final score: 3.31

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Photo of JayNat
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice, sweet roast with just the right amount of a sour highlight to make this brew a perfect Imperial to "chew" on without the heavy char aftertaste that comes with many stouts..

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Photo of ahommell
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. (not my usual tasting vessel... but works here.)

A: 5w30 meets caramel head. Beautiful for a milk stout. Lots of foamy head that sticks around. Tried to get light to go through it... don't try... it wont.

S: Lactose, yeast, raisins. Dark fruit

T: Coffee. A1 liquid beer form. Pepper. Steak. Honestly.... sounds dumb... but this would be the greatest accompaniment to a Waffle House rib eye in the history of Waffle House. Oats.

M: Light bodied.

O: Yalobusha tries hard... and damn it... give em a swing of your cap. But this is not their best offering in my eyes. I love a good milk stout... and this one does not disappoint... but is not exceptional at the same time. High marks... but missing some of the sugar element. People want to "know" they are tasting a milk stout. Lactose is merely 12% fermentable ... where is the rest of the sweetness?

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter...again and again.

A: Black with a toffee colored one finger head that lingers. Thick lacing.

S: Bourbon dominates with a malty backbone. Oaky, smokey.

T: Damn, this one will knock you on your ass at first sip. A big bourbon wallop with toasty malt not far behind. Robust, sweet, chewy. A milk stout with attitude.

M: Medium with medium, chewy carbonation.

O: When I heard there were only 30 kegs statewide, I hauled ass to the McDade's when a friend told me. The trip was worth it. Great with deep dish pizza, oatmeal cookies and Colby jack cheese. Yalobusha has outdone themselves. A truly stellar offering from Water Valley. Find it. Drink it with gusto.

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