Mothers Milk Stout | Keegan Ales

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Mothers Milk StoutMothers Milk Stout

Brewed by:
Keegan Ales
New York, United States

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz undated bottle poured into a Bell's snifter and consumed today, 5/17/2013. Thanks to BarrytheBear for throwing it in as an extra.

Aroma: Thick, smokey and sweet all at once. Smoked malts are pretty dominant but there is a bittersweet background that reminds me of bitter black licorice. Fairly interesting and strong nose that doesn't particularly blow me away. (3.5)

Colour: Looks nice- pours a thick viscous cola brown body with a 1cm brown head that disappears quickly into nothingness, not even a film or collar. It does leave a very thin, fine lacing- it's like condensation but not quite. Pretty interesting looking beer and that's about it. (4)

Flavour: Decent- lots of smoke up front, some roasted malts like coffee and milk chocolate, followed by a bitter licorice aftertaste. Fairly interesting flavour profile, especially the smoke. However I don't think the bitter licorice kick at the end really does favours for this milk stout. It's got the roast malts of a stout but it's more bitter than sweet on the end. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Very, very creamy and smooth experience. Thicker side of medium body, well carbonated. Aftertaste is bittersweet black licorice that lingers a while, almost a little unpleasantly so. But props to the brewer for the mouthfeel on this beer. (4)

Overall: Interesting take on the milk stout- if you like them a bit more bittersweet than lactose sweet, this is a solid brew to try. I probably wouldn't pick this one up again because I'm a guy who likes his milk stouts in the latter category. Enjoyed trying this one though! (3.5)

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Mothers Milk Stout from Keegan Ales
3.79 out of 5 based on 683 ratings.
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