Joe Mama's Milk Stout | Keegan Ales

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Joe Mama's Milk StoutJoe Mama's Milk Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by palma on 12-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
417
Reviews:
111
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
71
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 417 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of beastmammoth
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had heard a lot about this one and Keegan in general. A pretty big disappointment actually. Amazing dark roast coffee aroma, but a simple light milk stouty taste and the real problem is the body. Weak and thin and a bit highly carbonated. There are good flavors added but the beer which they rest on is meek.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, almost black, body with a thin dark brown head. The head did not last five seconds, there is no lacing of the glass. The aroma is coffee and right up front!
Taste is burnt french roast from Starbucks with a sweet malt and sourghum bread flavor. Odd slick almost mettalic aftertaste in the mouthfeel. I usualy enjoy milk stouts very much, but this one missed the mark.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great thanks to cam and great apologies to Troy

A - Dark body bit of light In edges big tan head

S - sweet lactose, roasted coffee and dark malts

T - a bit extreme in sweetness but otherwise rather nice roasted and coffee taste

M - mOderately thin but slow. A tOuch dry.

O - a nice stout for sure. Glad I got to try it. Looking fOrwqrd to trying it fresher

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Real nice pitch black pour with foamy dark brown head. Smells delish: coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts, malt. Full bodied and rich malty but it's silky smooth. Like velvet. Clean finish with a warming twang of alcohol. This is solid stout and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Ds650rida
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Got this on sale for $1.50 at my local beverage shop so i figured i'd give it a whirl.
No date on bottle, poured into pint glass.
A: very dark brown, almost black. Thick, bubbly, tan head disipates in about 30 seconds. Leaves heavy lacing that quickly sinks back down the glass.

S: strong coffee, if anyone remembers pepsi kona, it smells just like it. A bit of chocolate at the end.

T: black coffee and chocolate, cant sense much else. After eating a chocolate chip cookie the coffee is much more pronounced (duh).

M: milky texture, mouthfeel is thick, feels like i just took a big gulp of black coffee. For me this is not pleasant.

O: First off, I'm a bit biased as I'm not the type to enjoy coffee/breakfast stouts. I can usually drink half a bottle before giving up. Also it is not exactly the time of year to be drinking such a heavy beer. If I were to ever be in the mood to pick up such a beer i would sooner choose founders dcbs or javahead. But at $1.50 i cant really complain.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After a recent trip to eastern NY I picked up a bottle @ a "local" beer store, K & E discount beverages.
The beer pours a deep black with light tan head. There's very little lacing and the loosly formed head dissipates before the beer has even finished pouring from the bottle. The beer's nose is a little disappointing with a subtle sweetness, no spice/hops, and a touch of roasty, black coffee. It's not particularly aromatic, but improves with time. The taste is a toasted marshmallow mixed with a slight caramel/toffee followed by a bold milk stout, lactose aftertaste. The coffee is almost completely hidden, although there is an acidic bite in the beer's finish that leads me to believe otherwise. No detectable alcohol, but still it's definitely a sipping beer. I would have preferred a lot more body.
Overall, I had high hopes for this beer and feel a bit let down. There are other, more easily available coffee stouts that I'd prefer to drink in the future.

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3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Joe Mama's Milk Stout from Keegan Ales
4.03 out of 5 based on 417 ratings.
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