White Chocolate Milk Stout
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

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Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
California, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
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3.11 | pDev: 20.26%
Jan 09, 2012
Feb 18, 2011
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Reviewed by ngeunit1 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a clear copper-red with a finger of creamy white head. The head faded down slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - The aroma is a mix of sweet lactose, caramel malt, and some roasted chocolate malts.

T - Starts off with some sweet milk/lactose flavor with some roasted white chocolate tasting malt. Through the middle, some richer caramel malt comes through with a touch of burnt malt flavor. The finish is a mix of white chocolate and sweet caramel malts that linger.

M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. It feels smooth with a sweet and creamy mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable. Very interesting and different beer, but I did like the white chocolate flavor. Maybe a touch sweet though.
Jan 09, 2012
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Reviewed by cookedw from California

2.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
A: OK, so this is where it became clear part of what they meant by White Milk Chocolate Stout. I guess they were playing off the "White" part when turning this "Stout" on its head - you do not expect a stout to look like Boddington's, but with the nitro tap, that's just about what it looked like. This was an interesting effect.

S: Huuuge anise flavors up front. Maybe a little coffee or chocolate...there was definitely a hint of bitterness.

T: Unfortunately, the anise was just as present in the taste of the beer. This was just a little too much. The chocolate was there in spades up front but quickly dissipated, and the cocoa nibs gave a waxy quality which, combined with the anise, definitely mimicked white chocolate. But this flavor stuck in an unpleasant way and left behind this almost mint-like sharpness that was really bothersome. Something is just off with this beer, like they were trying too hard.

M: The milk sugars and nitro really lent the beer a pleasant, soft velvet texture. It was a little thin as a "stout". but I don't think it was as watery as the previous reviewer remarked.

D: There's something decidedly off-putting about this beer. The sweetness is fine, but the anise just overwhelmed everything else for me. I had to work to make it through my pint, and that includes me passing it around the table.

I appreciate the effort, and the whole "stout" thing was fun...but I just don't think it worked. My flatmate dug it at an earlier sitting (although she found it sweet), but today I passed it around and the best comment I got was "not as bad as I thought it was going to be". I don't want to discourage them trying new ideas, but I just don't think this one worked.
Feb 21, 2011
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Reviewed by veinless from Ohio

2.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured a weirdly pale translucent orange, which I didn't expect. They put "stout" in quotation marks on the chalkboard, so maybe this is why. Pure white head laced a ton since it was on nitro-tap, can't say this was a bad looking beer though.

Nose is very weak, with a bit of white chocolate, and a bit of roasted coffee, but not much of either, and not much of anything else.

Taste is watery as well, the coffee is very weak, and the white chocolate is awfully forced, as if it is flavoring some established beer to create this novelty. I guess this was an experiment, at least I hope so.

Mouthfeel is way too watery, and really not good at all. Drinkability is average, nothing more, nothing less. Watery, with some taste, and a completely neutral finish. Disappointing.
Feb 18, 2011
White Chocolate Milk Stout from Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 3 ratings