Noise Ordinance | Foam Brewers

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4.05/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
foambrewers.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial milk stout brewed with coffee and vanilla beans.

Added by Hyptochrons on 10-27-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
25
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT.

This one pours a very dark black, with a glossy sheen, with a very small head, and a bit of lacing.

This smells like very dark roast coffee, roasty, chocolatey, and just very black, with some light vanilla sweetness, and a big dark chocolatey base.

This is big and decadent. The coffee is done very, very well- it's the dominant flavor, but doesn't completely overwhelm or dominate, if that makes sense. There's some nice vanilla for a sweetness to cut through the coffee blackness. The base beer is good too, even without the added flavorings, as it's got a nice chocolate and nutty character to it.

This is medium bodied, and supremely creamy, with a soft level of carbonation. There is no hint of the ABV here.

I didn't get a chance to visit Foam this last trip to Vermont, so finding this on draft was a real treat.

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Photo of Jeffo
2.58/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Don’t know where I got this one. If it was from you, thanks for the brew!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Black pour yields a half finger, medium looking tan head with lousy retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head quickly fades to a faint wisp and ring. A ring remains but no wisp or lacing at all. Decent color but lousy head.

SMELL: Lots of lactose sugar, bubble gum, vanilla notes and milk chocolate. Piles of milk sugar. Definitely a lactose bomb here.

TASTE: Lactose bomb for sure. Lots of milk sugar with milk chocolate, vanilla and bubble gum flavors at the swallow. Bolder finish of lactose, vanilla, milk chocolate, vanilla cream sweetness and bubble gum. Bold and lingering with a big dose of lactose sugar.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A bit creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes a bit dry on the palate. Some lactose lingers.

OVERALL: This is too lactose heavy. The base beer is decently made for sure, but the overdose on milk sugar makes it a tough drink. The head is also lack-luster on this one. Fun to try but not something I’d jump at again.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can courtesy of Wasatch. Thanks John!

Pours black, big head of off white/tannish foam with a vigorous pour, little lacing.

Smells of milk chocolate, bakers chocolate for bitterness, licorice.

Initially tastes like a chocolate milk shake with the sweetness, dark chocolate bitterness moves in, licorice flavour throughout though more apparent in the finish.

Not quite full bodied, lower level of carbonation, alcohol well hidden. A treat.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Satchboogie for this brew.

16 oz. Can

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a tulip a very nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, malty, with some pretty nice chocolate/toffee, vanilla, licorice, slightly roasty. The taste is really nice, malty, really nice touch of chocolate/toffee, nice vanilla sweetness, licorice, nice little roastyness. Full Body, ABV is hidden very nicely, a pretty nice complex brew, still a sipper though. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. I have a few other's from this brewery, definitely looking forward to trying them. Thanks Kyle!

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Photo of JLK7299
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of MRVermont
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattybuchs
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darkest brown shade of black. Just a very small and shortlived mocha head on the poor. No retention and no lacing.

No discernible smell, loads of dark chocolate and a lingering cocoa bitterness. Very smooth as well as a clean finish. Superb at hiding the alcohol content.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samact
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoutmeister
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spinrsx
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can thanks to Jacob

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Photo of TPIR
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a one inch tan head over a dark brown body with some lacing. Nose of milk chocolate, malted milk, and dark chocolate. As it warms, roasted coffee and black licorice notes come into play. Taste of Ovaltine, dark chocolate, and bitter chocolate. Good feel and overall, a real good job from B-town, VT.

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Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

smooth, milky, darkly toasted bread, chocolate, nutty, some sharper roasty notes and a creamy vanilla note. hint of a liquor type thing, slightly boozy. overall very interesting profile and adjuncts seem apparent, not sure its my favorite style but definitely giving a good overall score because this is a unique and well executed brew.

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Noise Ordinance from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 25 ratings