The Husstler | Huss Brewing Co

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4.02/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huss Brewing Co
Arizona, United States
hussbrewing.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,976
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
19
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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1
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3
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nunitn
4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap nitro in Phoenix

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Photo of Nat1975
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gavage
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: black in color with a short 1/4" head that lasts a long time. Some nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: roasted coffee, and a hint of chocolate comes through to the nose.

Taste: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, raisins, and a light cream flavor are most prominent. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smooth at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a good flavored milk stout that hits the spot when looking for the style.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with two and a half fingers of generous khaki head. Retention is fair with no lacing. Aroma is perfumy, smoky, and toasted malts. Flavor profile is perfumy, with hints of pine, smoke, and biscuit, and toasted malts. A lot going on in the flavor profile, although subtle. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a good smoothness. Overall, a flavorful milk stout with lots going on in the flavor profile. The smoky notes are incredibly subtle, just adding a little complexity to the brew.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a nice tan foamy head and sticky lacing. Smell is pretty mild, malty, mild smoke, coffee, and nutty. The taste is very smooth, get a decent dark chocolate flavor with mild malt, soft nutty flavors, and black licorice. Overall this is a mild/med feel and mild bite. I really like this stout, it has a good mix of flavor but is not so strong as to knock you out after a few, this is a great all day stout. I would consider this a stronger version of Guinness.

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Photo of sunsjammer
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop in late July for $1.49. No freshness date.

Beer poured cola brown with a decent off white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is mild roasted malts and a hint of lactose sweetness.

Taste is light roasted malts, almost nutty, with a nice blend of lactose sweetness with enough hopping to balance things very nicely.

Feel is light to medium bodied and smooth as one would expect with the style.

Overall a nice beer from Huss, I have been impressed with everything I have had to date!

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Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks, kerry4porters!

Typical of many milk stouts, it doesn't pour pitch black, rather a dark ruby color. The head is a finger high and khaki in shade. It retains decently, but I'm more impressed by the perfectly even, creamy texture. There's hardly any lacing to speak of, however.

The lactose cream really jumps out at me aroma-wise. It does have a roasty, chocolaty edge to it in fairness - even still, this puts the "milk" in "milk stout" for me. And that's good, because it manages to integrate and balance with the stout beneath it.

Its taste starts off with a nice lactose flavor, invoking heavy cream and vanilla. The cream notes trail into the back end, coexisting side-by-side with dark chocolate and a gentle roast. Wisps of hoppiness show up on the aftertaste. It's just like the nose indicated: Huss really went for this beer being a MILK stout, rather than a milk stout. Though simple, it's a very sound, well balanced, easy to drink brew.

Light in texture yet airy, this is the (relative) downfall of the brew. The finish and residual sweetness is slightly overbearing, probably due to the assertive lactose presence. Carbonation is quite high.

No surprises or shocks here, this is just a really good milk stout. Now, it could have been fantastic with a tweaked feel and a bit more depth, but I'm still digging this plenty regardless. I'd definitely drink this again.

3.7/5: Not an orgasm in a can like Koffee Kolsch, just a damn good beer

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Simply put, great stuff here. Gonna need to work through another few cans to really solidifiy my feelings on it, but right off this is a very good beer (and obv deserving of the recent medaling at GABF). Not often you find 5% stouts with this much flavor and character. Deep, dark brown/black pour, quickly dissipating head. A little still looking; I assume the lactose has something to do with that. Nose is a bit nutty, light chocolate, and some lactose sweetness. Palate follows suit with that interesting nutty maltiness, light roasted barley, milk chocolate, lactose sweetness, and just a touch of fruity ale yeast perhaps. Honestly, this approximates some of the better stouts I've had in the UK. Great body, well filled out but never heavy, the lactose used at just the right amount to get the sweetness and body required but nothing more. This type of stout isn't so appreciated these days, in the same way basic (read: not hoppy as hell) pale ales aren't so appreciated. Too bad, because this is the type of beer I want to come home to after a long day of work, something nuanced and satisfying without clobbering me over the head with adjuncts, ABV, etc. Kudos, Huss.

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Photo of teraflx
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trytoketchup
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Husstler from Huss Brewing Co
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 19 ratings