Coffee Milk Stout | Black Hog Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
blackhogbrewing.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Based on a sweet stout recipe and enriched with cold Toddy-extracted Organic Colombian Supremo and Espresso Roasted coffee. Exclusively poured on Nitrogen gas lines for a silky texture with a pillowy white head. The result is a rich, creamy stout with hearty roasted coffee flavor and a quick finish. When three fourths of a glass of our coffee milk stout sits, cascading, waiting for the last two inches of black velvet sexy loveliness to top it off, creating the bright white fluffy head….all you can do is take a deep breath and concentrate on patience, knowing that from the first clean robust sip to the last drop, Black Hog Brewing Co. coffee milk stout always hits the mark.

Malt: British Pale, Crystal 150, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, CaraFall, Crystal 110, Flaked Barley, Honey Malt, Rarh 2-row, Roasted Barley

Hops: Bravo, East Kent Goldens

Other: Lactose Sugar

20 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,042
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
142
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
33
Trade:
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User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 142
Photo of Act25
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fine mid-pack offer, plenty of flavor for a 5.5%.
a) Mixed, weak head despite the humorous advice to pour hard, but does look and lace nicely despite fast fade tan head.
s) aroma offers abundant coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, lots of lactose and background hops. But ample.
t) Complex but sweet. First a strong BLACK coffee followed by lactose creaminess on a base of roasty malt character, all backed by a hop finish.
f) Thiner but crisper than anticipated, dry clean finish.
o) Solid contender with more than most.

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Photo of kookiedoktor
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disappointing head, poured straight in, the head is thick but fades quickly. The color is awesome. Pleasing aroma though just slightly coffee. Nicely rounded flavor, not too sweet, coffee is too subtle but the beer has no off flavor and good amount of hops. Very good cream texture. Taste lingers. A second glass would be welcomed.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid black color. Medium light carbonation with an above average body. Slight creamy oily feel
Aroma is roasted malt, black coffee, char. Taste follows the aroma with black coffee and roasted malt being out front
Overall, great aroma and very good body and taste as eell

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Poured black with a one finger, light mocha head. Nice lacing!
S - Some coffee and some roast.
T - Followed the nose.
F - medium to full mouth feel. Fairly smooth but with a lingering carb feel. Pretty dry finish.
O - A nice beer I would not mind having again.

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Photo of HellsRanger
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a nice dark color with hints of red mahogany edge...with a nice thick tan foam with decent lacing.
Aroma is slight coffee with burnt malts and maybe a bit of fruity sweetness to it...not as pronounced in coffee as expected, but still nice.
The taste kinda goes along with the aroma...coffee burntness and sslight sweetness from the milky cream parts, but again not the coffee i was looking to get. Which goes with the feel...smooth creamy, but not heavy at all. A very nice milk stout.
Overall a very decent drinkable beer and with the ABV that I can enjoy a few at a time.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: appears opaque, but is crystal clear with ruby highlights at the edges when held up to the light; less than a 1 finger light brown head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: deeply roasted grain and mocha;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: good, but not a coffee stout I would seek out again;

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Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz nitro can
Pours very dark reddish brown with a moderate size tan head that has decent retention.
Aroma: dark coffee and hints of dark bread, spicy hops, toffee and molasses.
Flavor: rich, mild-moderately bitter flavor with both dark coffee and roasted grains contributing to the intensity and the impression of dark chocolate.

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Photo of tone77
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thanks to the sultan of stouts, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of milk chocolate. Taste us coffee, cream, chocolate, very easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer worth trying.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black Hog Brewing Co. "Coffee Milk Stout"
12 fl. oz. can
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: The lip of the can reads, upside down, "If you can read this you're doing it right", and the side of the can reads "open can - turn upside down - pour aggressively". I guess the idea is that they want you to build a head on it, and that's certainly worked, I've got a two-finger thick head of foamy tan that seems to be taking forever to drop. It's really too much head for me, I don't like to start until it's about half of that. So, OK, I'll wait... much better. Now, the aroma... dark malts with what I perceive to be an acidic side, some molasses, and just a hint of coffee beans. Hopefully the flavor will be better, meaning more coffee-like... and yes, it is, but not by much. I find it more of just a milk stout, which is fine by me but would probably aggravate some other people. Let me check again... there's coffee to it, definitely, but it's just not as strong as so many other examples I've tasted recently. But OK, let that be, why should I compare it? I shouldn't. It's got some coffee to it, some mild dark chocolate, some apple and perhaps cherry-like fruitiness, a soft, ashen roastiness, and some nice caramel notes. It's good, it's just not eye opening in terms of being a coffee beer. A median bitterness balances it and lingers in the dry finish along with residual burnt notes and baker's chocolate. Medium bodied with a gently crisp then smooth and almost creamy carbonation. Overall nicely done.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is solid black, head is light tan with fine bubbles, head presents at least 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a thin top and some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is roast, light coffee, good lactose/creamy aroma.

Taste is a blend of the stated flavors but the coffee is subdued, but a very good lactose/creamy flavor: roasted malt presents foremost, then some coffee bitterness, then lingering lactose creaminess.

Mouthfeel is crisp, and becomes a sharper crisp bitterness after warming.

Overall, a good coffee/milk stout with a strong lactose/cream presence in aroma and flavor.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A black looking ale with thick cream head fine bead
Smell is fruity yeast with coffee berry notes and burnt malt
Tastes and feels smoot yet dry with lots of burnt malt flavor and slight chocolate malt taste
Overall a pretty standard coffee stout the nitro doesn't help this in my opinion

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip

L: Dark pour, nearly black... mahogany around the edges where the light penetrates. 1.5 fingers of creamy off-white head. Nice splotchy lacing.

S: Sweet and roasty. Dark sugars, espresso, cocoa, and char.

T/F: Follows the nose. Nice roast character... coffee and chocolate. Lactose sweetness is nicely complemented by the roast bitterness and a bit of mild hopping. Smooth and creamy on the mouth.. delicate effervescent carbonation. The finish is bittersweet and roast.

O: A pretty delicious milk stout. On par for the style... well crafted. Definitely enjoyed.

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Photo of jmdrpi
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can, no date

Black, tan colored head. Decent lacing. Aroma isn't great, like stale black coffee. Taste is acidic, too roasty. Medium bodied. Overall, a miss.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - dark mahogany color with tan head

Smell - coffee, praline, chocolate, malt

Taste - chocolate, coffee, malt

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweetness upfront, coffee in the back end

Overall - decent beer here, nice balanced flavor. Worth a shot

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Undated can into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Minimal light tan head. Initial impression is mild coffee, subtle milk chocolate, roasty malt. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for a stout. Carbonation is minimal. Finish is reminiscent of iced coffee with cream and sugar. Not bad - would be better with more body.

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Photo of aqi317
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth, very drinkable coffee stout. Coffee flavoring a little more subtle than most of its coffee milk stout contemporaries. Overall a strong Milk Stout, and probably the best dark beer offering from Black Hog.

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Photo of Greenlabel
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Single can acquired while traveling in CT. I'm not usually a big fan of Stouts but this one appealed primarily due to the emphasis on "Coffee" on the can label. Decided to give it a try - good move on my part. Great coffee aroma and that was borne out by the taste. Attractive foamy head - relatively low carbonation - rather sweet - a bit weak in body but I prefer that to a thicker Stout. By far, the best product I've had from Black Hog to date and one I'll purchase again.

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Photo of Roguer
2.89/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice tan head.

Roasty, coffee, diacetyl?

Flavor follows: butter, coffee, roast finish. Otherwise a nice beer.

Smooth on nitro, but still lively. Should be better.

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Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown color -- no light passes. Small beige head but it leaves extensive fine bubbled lace.

Strong, predictable coffee aroma, black no sugar or cream.

The flavor is much of the same. The body leans rich for the style but with an elevated carbonation level. The aftertaste is closer to a dark mocha (still no sugar), because I am picking up on a Baker's chocolate taste.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass straight from a nitro-tap here at Tap-N-Barrell

Appearance: Thin black body with tan head rising maybe to a notch over a finger's length. Drops steadily with slight uneven lacing.

Smell: Light mocha and coffee. Dissipates quick after the first sniff.

Taste: Semi sweet chocolate and smooth milk/cream feel combined with coffee.

Mouth: Light to medium bubbles sticky though with dry coffee feel at the end.

Overall: Very good brew, best for dessert.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap 10/4/2015 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large dense beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, lactose and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering coffee flavor. Then some lactose creaminess comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings back the coffee flavor. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp but a bit watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had yesterday at the brewery, I believe this was on nitro. Pours very black with a thick tan head that refused to recede, definitely nitro. Light aroma of coffee malts and cream. Good taste on it, definitely sweet, a touch chocolate and coffee, a bit roasty and bitter on the back end. Beer was super smooth, as per nitro, but was too watery and thing. Could have used more body and CO2 instead of Nitro.

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Photo of seedyone
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This is a good to great sout. The most outstanding feature is the texture. It is extremely smooth. The coffee to chocolate flavors are in perfect harmony. At 5.5 ABV there's no fear or distraction in the taste from alcohol burn.

Cosmetically it's fine. It has a deep rich color & a head that fades to a sparce lacing but who needs a cap when the elements are good & here, they are just fine.

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Photo of ScottBrianB
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Creamy and expressed chocolate and coffee flavors make this a good drinking experience for stoutheads. Fine head as a stout should be and does not leave you with any off tastes as some stouts can. All you expect out of something named "coffee milk" and if they made it for mornings, what a day you'd have.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at 2 Bros. Pours a pitch black color with a 1/2 inch of medium brown head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is smokey and sweet with some roasted coffee, chocolate milk, and earth. The taste is more of the roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and espresso. Earthy and smokey at times, but slightly sweet. Creamy mouthfeel. Overall, solid Milk Stout with a good amount of roasted coffee flavor.

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Coffee Milk Stout from Black Hog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 142 ratings