Mother's Milk Stout | Keegan Ales

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3.8/5
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694 Ratings
Mother's Milk StoutMother's Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Keegan Ales
New York, United States
keeganales.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
As the name implies, Mother’s Milk is a dark and creamy milk stout. Hints of oatmeal, chocolate and of course, milk make this brew have a remarkably smooth and silky finish, a classic example of the style.

Added by Shiredave on 03-07-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,023
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
694
pDev:
11.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
150
Trade:
3
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Photo of Tbone2131
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one came to me courtesy of my local/in-person trader, tone77, who is always on-time! Many thanks.

From the bottle: "The Hudson Valley's Brewery".

I felt compelled to Pop! the cap & give it a heavy-handed, aggro pour if for no other reason than to see if it would produce a pseudo-cascade, which it did. Simple things to occupy this simple mind, no doubt! My, but Mother's Milk was highly carbonated. The massive, dense, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head rose quickly & then refused to fall, much to my chagrin & annoyance. I wanted to get started! Grr. Ah well, it all settled out eventually, leaving loads of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing cola highlights only at the edges. Nose had a sweet chocolate presence & I could see tone77's point about a chocolate milkshake. Mouthfeel was ... not thin, but not much beyond it, either. It was definitely less than optimal for any style of Stout, however. The taste was really sweet & chocolaty, very evocative of milk chocolate, which was to be expected. I did not get much other than sweetness & chocolate where others reported a light bitterness. Oh well. I would look like the duty dummy if I dunned a Sweet Stout for simply being sweet. Finish was likewise sweet & chocolaty & more suited to being a dessert beer. There was nothing wrong with this, but it was just too sweet for my personal taste. YMMV.

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Photo of Maouris
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The look and feel of this beer is above average and so is the taste. Sometimes it can be inconsistent in the feel relating to the carbonation. Keegan's stands by their product and will replace any beer that is unacceptable.

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Photo of LoganMc
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdavis
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shanesimpson22
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chipotle
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaryW11
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look is deep black/brown, smell includes a bit of cloyingly sweet chocolate syrup, taste is heavy on the sweet chocolate, feel is smooth. I found this on sale locally, and took a chance; it's good, very drinkable stout. Gets a bit boring to drink perhaps because there's little 'bite' to it, so not an exceptional experience. Not hugely excited about drinking a stout called Mother's Milk, so there may be some bias due to my slight aversion to the name.

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell reminds me of a chocolate milkshake. Taste is coffee, I didn't see that coming, some chocolate, moderate bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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

DL only sampled this and liked a lot

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

Photo of Timtac
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

**
01/13/12
On Tap at Dubh Linn.
AROMA: Toast and Coffee, smells like a good breakfast beer.
LOOK: Dark Black, little to no head.
TASTE: Light Chocolate flavor, some tea. Ginger? Interesting.
FEEL: Medium Body, Light body for style.

A good beer
**
Word of Caution, my wife broke out in hives after having about 4 oz. of this from a bottle. Probably just a freak thing, but I know she will never have one again.

**

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runeatdrink
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: opaque; very dark brown in color; 1 finger light brown head that receded to a very thin cap; OK lacing;

S: deeply roasted grains; a hint of bittersweet chocolate and even less coffee in the background;

T: roasted grains with lightly bitter coffee with milk; the moderate bitterness stays through the finish;

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

O: good, but not memorable;

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Photo of Hombo3
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MacMalt
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"Batch #217 16." Poured into stout glass. It pours nearly black, with dark cola hues when held to the light, and one finger of creamy, khaki-colored head and lacing with nice retention. It smells of roasted malt, cream, dark chocolate and strong coffee. The taste juxtaposes sweet cream with burnt coffee grounds. There is also a subtle taste of baker's chocolate. It finishes surprisingly bitter. This stout is moderately bodied and fairly creamy, lightly carbonated, and the ABV of 6% gives it some substance. Overall, it is a decent milk stout but too bitter at the finish for my taste. It would be interesting to try it on nitro. Given the choice, I'd prefer Left Hand's or one of the English-brewed Milk Stouts.

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Photo of Lucular
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drknight
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alphakitty
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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