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:
419
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
71
For Trade:
5
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Photo of SLeffler27
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MVotter
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of Njrayzor
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.98/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Burkbom23
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
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

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Nyg
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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Photo of Lucular
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mellowmark
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benzalman
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RhinoBrew
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dd43
4.02/5  rDev 0%
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.

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