Joe Mama's Milk Stout
Keegan Ales

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Keegan Ales
New York, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.01 | pDev: 9.98%
Nov 25, 2020
Dec 26, 2008
Joe Mama's Milk StoutJoe Mama's Milk Stout
Notes: Big Brother to our Mother’s Milk. It starts with our Mother’s Milk recipe, we then add copious amounts of brown sugar to add body and increase the alcohol content. Then, after primary fermentation, we infuse a cold coffee extract from our friends down the street, Monkey Joe’s Roasting Co.
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Based on notes from 2011. Had this on draft.
A: pours black body with small tan head with nice retention and lacing
S: sweet, coffee smelling beer; like a coffee cappuccino
T: pretty strong coffee taste; subtle sweetness; nice, black coffee aftertaste
M: full bodied and pretty smooth
D: nice mouthfeel and taste combo; nice drinking beer; pretty solid drinking beer
Nov 25, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
pours dark with god head - slightly strong coffee taste
Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by AccipiterofBeer from New York

4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Heck of a brew. Comparable to Founders Breakfast Stout

L: 4 opaque black, light tan head that disappates.
S: 4.25 bold. Malts, dark chocolate. Light roast coffee. Sugar.
T: 4.75 Very impressive. Hops are there along with everything on the nose.
F: 4.25 not overbearing thanks to the lactose.
O: 4.25 I'm keeping it a secret where I found it outside of the brewery lol
Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 4 by trocketsauced from New York

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 4.75 by geektastically from New York

Mar 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Hunamaga from New York

4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Black with off-white head. Some light gets through but mostly opaque.
S: Coffee, roasted malts.
T: Coffee all the way. Semi-sweet from the lactose but with a nice dry finish. Bitter but not overwhelmingly so, just like a nice strong cup of joe.
F: Medium-full bodied, very drinkable especially for the 8% ABV.
O: Great coffee stout. It's like cold brewed coffee with just the right amount sweetness upfront.
Feb 27, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by bcreston from Connecticut

Feb 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color. Then a nice looking level off white foamy head slid off fairly quick. Mild sliding lace.
The aroma had some milk chocolate syrup up front with some sweet cream, brown sugar, caramel/toffee and some dessert biscuits.
The flavor totally leans into the sweetness of the prior mentioned aromas. Light cookie/baked wafer to toasty malty behavior combining to lead into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as projected by the brewer. An exceptionally smooth and creamy finish but somewhat watery, I must admit.
Overall, great aromas and flavors but if a bit more body was added this could be a real gem.
Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Aug 11, 2018
Rated: 2.52 by prisdefer from New York

Apr 05, 2018
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Rated by PaulWBetts from Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Strong coffee nose with a burnt wood finish
Jan 11, 2018
Rated: 4.73 by Maouris from New York

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 02, 2017
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This is a very dark brown (SRM 30-35) Stout, with dark walnut highlights. A shallow, creamy chestnut head quickly dissipates to leave a fine coating of lace on a Harp nonic.

The initial aroma is reminiscent of iced black coffee in equal parts with soap. Roasted malt lurks in the background with a lactose sweetness. Late in the session, coffee takes on a latte and milk chocolate quality.

Roasted malts are upfront, followed by toasted wheat bread and black coffee. The finish is long and robust. Light bitterness remains throughout, fairly well balanced against sweetness.

A full body and creamy texture with alcohol as expected. Carbonation is modest and prickly. The beer is a little chewy with metallic notes.

In my opinion, Imperial Stouts should be richer and more complex than this is. However, style aside, this beer can be nursed along after a long day. I enjoyed it on a beautiful early Spring afternoon and think it would pair well with grilled sirloin.
Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 4 by grahuba from Connecticut

Jun 13, 2017
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Reviewed by MVotter from New York

3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L - Murky coffee. Greyish-tan 1/4 inch head.

S - coffee, burnt malts, root beer, smoke

T - coffee, bitter hops, burnt malts

F - Medium body/texture. Dry. Quite effervescent.

O - The label on each bottle of Joe Mama's Milk Stout reads: "Coffee Added". It should be corrected to read "Joe Mama's Coffee Stout...Milk added". I'm a big fan of coffee stouts. This tastes like a coffee stout. If you're in search of a milk stout a la Southern Tier's 2XStout "Milk Stout"... you won't find it here.
Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Amguerra305 from Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid beer. Pours thin but consistent with the style. Smells sweet and roasty. Taste follows the smell but finishes rather sweet even for the style. The feel is also what you would expect for the style, light and thin. Overall a solid example; though not much coffee.
Oct 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I enjoyed this bottle with my brother, poured chilled in a half pint.

The color is appropriately dark with coffee brown color and tan head. The smell is fresh coffee with a sweetness and lots of nutty earthy aroma with a slight cocoa quality. The feel is great with smooth bitterness of beans and nutty roasty and slight sweetness with a creamy texture and mild acidity with good malt body and semi-sweet finish.

The taste is a sweet coffee with creaminess of lactose in flavor and dark sugar with chocolate malt in the taste and a subtle toast character from malt in the taste with lactose and coffee giving a creamy sweetened coffee taste with lasting bitter flavor from the beans. This is a very smooth stout for 8%, did not have any alcohol flavor to speak so Very quaffable -I would drink this regularly if I could get it -don't hesitate to try it if you are a fan of coffee flavored stout. This is a well made beer with nice coffee in taste.
Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Njrayzor from New Jersey

May 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
black with a thin head that quickly fizzes away.

nose is pretty faint for me. light sweetness and a hint of bitter coffee.

taste is predominately coffee and a milky sweetness. not sure how well these flavors are working together.... its enjoyable but not my favorite - I think it could use a stronger chocolate/milk chocolate aspect to bring mouthfeel is ok, feels medium bodied, a bit too much carbonation for my taste.

overall its a decent stout but there are much better options. not sure if the beer was properly stored, as I picked it up from the beer store both un refrigerated and dusty, maybe that influenced my impression. got a bottle of the BA mama's milk, hoping that its better.
Apr 20, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Mar 27, 2016
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Reviewed by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Feels like the coffee and the base stout are fighting eachother instead of working together. The coffee's very intense; I think it would pair better with a more robust stout. This one needs a milder coffee. Nonetheless it is very tasty, with lactose and sugar sweetness also very prevalent.
Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 3.2 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by redbarnbikes from New York

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Feb 03, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by Jhfinn from New York

Jan 25, 2016
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
The lactose sugar is well-handled, but this really needs more coffee and roast. Highly drinkable.

B- (3.48) / WORTHY
Jan 22, 2016
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Reviewed by AndyAvalanche from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Grower bought in Malta NY. Poured into a bulbed pint glass. Liquid comes out dark cola brown and gets closer to black as it rises into the glass. Slightly darker than khaki colored head, mostly small bubbles, not quite the nitro effect with better than average lacing.

Smell is nice. Not quite a dessert beer, but smells sweet. Lactose sugar sweetness that provide aromas of coffee with cream and sugar as well as hints of chocolate fudge. Slightly smokey on the back.

Taste is good. Coffee flavors are a little stronger, sort of like a dark roasted coffee bean coffee with just milk instead of cream and sugar this time. Slight mocha or chocolate flavors with a hint of coffee bitterness at the back end.

Mouthfeel is good, I'd say it's a full bodied beer, it's flavors are pretty big and there are some nice lingering flavors and feels that are heavy and lasting on the tongue. Starts sweet, stays silky smooth and a slight bitter finish at the end that's slightly dry. Nice drinkability. Diverse beer could be pared with a desert or be a nice stout consumed during a meal or sitting. Good beer glad to have tried it.
Jan 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Nyg from New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Again was surprised how buried the alcohol content was. Couldn't believe was 8.0. Poured dark with a nice tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate. Not bitter at all. Smooth and creamy a great all around milk stout
Jan 17, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by Lucular from Maryland

Jan 15, 2016
Rated: 4.55 by mellowmark from Utah

Jan 12, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by benzalman from California

Jan 07, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by juicebox from Kentucky

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by RhinoBrew from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear coffee brown with a large soft fluffy tan head.

Smell is medium roast coffee with light chocolate, vanilla, and dark malt.

Taste is tangy malt, brown sugar, medium coffee. Overall this is like a good coffee with a little cream and sugar, yet with a slight bitterness like baker's cocoa.

Soft and frothy--nothing to lose with this purchase.
Dec 24, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by waiting4lunch from Massachusetts

Dec 22, 2015
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Reviewed by dd43 from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pretty substantial improvement over the base mothers milk stout. The coffee addition is robust and cannot be ignored either by your nose or your tastebuds. Really enjoyed sitting down with this and savoring each silky sip.
Dec 02, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by broadway848 from New York

Nov 25, 2015
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Reviewed by thefreakinjman from New York

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz B, Bottled Batch 295, Enjoyed 11/23/15

A: Dirty black with a light tan head that disappears quickly

S: Strong roasted coffee

T: lactose, roasted coffee

M: thin to medium body

O: Enjoyable milk stout with heavy coffee influence. Nice lactose tastes with a roasted coffee finish

My GF w/celiac review:
"Ewww, I don't like that. Maybe because I just brushed my teeth. Looks like black coffee sludge with caramel bubbles froth. No. No it does not smell like coffee. You know what it smells like. It smells like old milk in a cardboard carton."
Nov 24, 2015
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