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Mega Milk | Arcade Brewery

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3.82/5
Very Good
51 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcade Brewery
Illinois, United States
arcadebrewery.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BRami127 on 09-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
51
pDev:
6.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Reviews by shredder83:
Photo of shredder83
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of rudzud
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this as an extra in a trade. Really, REALLY dig this bottle art....clearly a play on Mega Man.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a one finger mocha head that fades to leave a thin halo and a sudsy blanket, not much in the way of lacing though.

S - Aromas of light creamy oats, chocolate, loads of char/smoke. Not sure where that came from and it kind of overpowers everything else.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, very nice chocolate, creamy oats. Chewy taste. Incredibly straight forward, light roast notes on the finish adds an element I'm not used to in this style. Quite pleasant and works very nice with the oats. Tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, smooth, little chewy. On point with the style.

O - Overall, this isn't a bad oatmeal stout. The charred aspects mix things up a little, which is nice. Only complaint would be the nose doesnt really work for me. Aside from that, tasty beer with an awesome label.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of Mike412
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MarkGutz
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtk21351
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronTom
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau stout glass from a 12 oz bottle on July 6, 2016.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NappyB
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfstilling
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stanale
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Mega Milk pours the consistency and color of Hershey's Syrup. A total syrupy jet black mess in the glass with a dark brown head darker than many porters' bodies. From here, it's a solid 5.

Aromas paint the picture of a fresh bowl of oatmeal, with a glass of chocolate milk sitting nearby. Lactose, burnt brewery malts, roast barley, carafe, and just a hint of coffee.

Lots of roast malt to start, with hits of coffee, unsweetened cocoa, lactose, and some citrus notes as well. The finish is pure hot roast coffee with not all of the grounds strained out. It comes across as very harsh, very acidic, very unwelcoming.

Feel is milky to start, followed with roastiness, and then a real hot dryness almost so dry it peels the skin from my tongue.

Too much roast here for me to really savor the other qualities. Perhaps for others that's a good thing. I think I'll age the other three for a good while to shave off the coffee edge here so the oatmeal can breathe. I can sense it was brewed with good intentions, just too much spicy coffee for me.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_M
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I like the idea of a sessionable oatmeal stout, but it just seems like this beer sacrifices too much flavor and aromatics to keep the alcohol low.

The beer pours a blackish brown color, and the foam was so lively and intense, it seemed as if the beer was over carbonated. The head died back pretty quickly, so I'm not sure I'd say this beer has great retention. Lacing is decent enough. On the nose, I get pretty noticeable burnt toast, coffee, licorice, light vanilla and hints of dark chocolate. The nose is probably the best aspect of this beer. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though the mouthfeel is definitely a bit thin, and the finish is dry and light, with hints of licorice and burnt toast. Alcohol is undetectable, which is always a good thing, but in this case, a bit more body and weight to the beer would be helpful.

Shrug. Not a bad beer, but I can't imagine ever making a habit out of drinking something like this.

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Photo of AuntBea
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjdemon
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mleahy180
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chadbo
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mega Milk from Arcade Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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