Nice Holiday Milk Stout
Flying Dog Brewery

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #408
Ranked #16,053
3.98 | pDev: 9.8%
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Very Good
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Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with an April 2017 BB date stamp.

Pours opaque black-brown with a short tan head that soon reduces to a thin but durable top coat.

Aroma: gives me a 2-stage set of aromatics. Initially slightly sour and dank, but then brighter with caramel, dark bread and faint spices.

Flavor: Dark bread with hints of licorice, lactose, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, Mild woody dry hop finish. Very good (light) sweetness for style and character.

Full body; creamy smooth; soft, medium carbonation.

Overall: not strong but it has plenty of flavor. Exceptionally well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of BB1313
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 4/8/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small khaki head that fades leaving solid retention and decent lacing. The aromas are malt forward. There's a nice amount of smoke. Hints of cocoa along with some subtle hints graham cracker. The flavors are clean. More hints of cocoa and milk chocolate. Some fresh milk notes. Mild hints of smoke. It's not too sweet and even has a touch of bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with very active carbonation. It's pretty thin, but smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid stout. It's nothing crazy or unique, but it's ultimately nice and enjoyable.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black with 1 finger tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is very roasty and some coffee. Taste - Now this is a really nicely balance stout. Not nearly as sweet as other milk stouts I've had, this one really blends nicely with roast, hops, lactose and chocolate. No coffee like I picked up in the aroma. FOr 7.2%, the body is a touch thin but acceptable. Overall I find this to be quite the enjoyable stout. Satisfying right in that middle ground.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A "nice" effort by FDB that comes up just a tad short of Xmas perfection. Pours a dark brownish-black with a generous finger + of foam. Nose is true to the style; some sweetness and roast. Taste follows suit with subtle caramel notes and some light bitterness. It's a drinkable beer, but feel the "fun factor" (in terms of sweetness) could have been elevated a bit more, ala something like Carib's Royal or the Barbados sweet stout "Stallion."

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Photo of Walleybeer
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely loved this beer.. Fives across the board just awesome in my opinion 1 of the best seasonal brews around. Flying Dog kicked ass with this stout! Happy Stout Season!

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz

Pours opaque black, tan film of a head dissipates to a lacing.

Smells of caramel, toast, vanilla and lactose.

Tastes of licorice, toast, lactose, vanilla, and brown sugar. Mild woody dry hop finish.

Medium body with stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Very tasty milk stout, drinks easy and brings a lot of flavor. Meets Flying Dog's high standards.

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Photo of Beerma
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Never would have guessed this was a 7%! Loved it! Went down smooth and tasted delicious! I got a sample at the groery store! Can't believe no one else has tried it!

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Nice Holiday Milk Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 29 ratings