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 DrDemento456
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - I can tell it's a deep shade of black due to the 1/4 inch of mocha colored head. Nice lacing that sticks on all sides of the glass.

S - A fairly nice bouquet of coffee, lactose sugars, and some bakers chocolate. Smells rather nice like a coffee forward stout.

T - I am kind of taken back since I didn't really get much coffee, some bittering hops, bittersweet dark chocolate, lactose sugars, and finally in the finish clinging to the palate some coffee roasty bitterness.

M - Best part of the beer it is velvety and smooth with a medium chewy body. Very easy to drink stout.

Overall I guess my expectations were met it's more of a milk stout ran through coffee grounds and it is very tasty.

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Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

had on tap, in standard "pint" glass.

appears black, with a bit of tan head.

as a friend aptly put, "it smells like chocolate covered espresso beans". couldn't say it better my self. the taste followed, with the standard Milk Stout taste, but amped up with the strong coffee flavor.

mouthfeel was nice and smooth, but I think the flavors are just a bit too strong to make this beer high on "drinkability". a good beer, but one is enough for the night. definitely worth it though.

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Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Terrapin; Rhinebeck, NY.

Came poured with little head. Black. Big espresso hit with burnt sugar and black currant to follow. Thin feel to start opens up to creamy. Good sustain.

Distinct from Mother's Milk, and a drinkable example of type.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Poured a deep brown- nearly black color with a big billowy light brown head. The head at a moderate pace at first, but then left a persistent ½ finger head on the brew. This faded very slowly to give a good level of lacing.

Smell – Sweet aroma of milk are quite heavy in this brew. There are some lighter aromas of roasted malt and some very light chocolate notes.

Taste – A nice cocoa flavor greets the tongue and stays present throughout the taste. The initial taste has flavors of vanilla sweetness mixed within. Towards the middle the sweetness intensifies, but instead of vanilla in flavor, a milky sweetness of lactose comes to the tongue. Mixed with the cocoa it brings a milk chocolate flavor to the brew. At the very end the milk chocolate is meet with some light coffee and a moderate alcohol flavor which leave a very pleasant flavor in the mouth.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a lower level of carbonation. While a little bit more creaminess would have done the flavors more justice the mouthfeel is good none the less.

Overall – A good drinking mild stout with some great flavors. One to sit back with on a nice cooler evening and sip on with pleasure.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

SO pumped that these were put in 4 packs and FINALLY showed up on LI. enjoyed from a blue point globe.

a - brew poured a deep brown that settled into the glass almost black. there was a generous 2 fingers of milky head that hung out for pictures and the party. nice chunky lacing that coated the glass.

s - as soon as i poured it, i could smell the magic. big roastiness with some milk chocolate coffee. subtle and soft, but really appetizing.

t - GREAT robust flavor. the milk stout base is wonderful and the coffee works wonders on it. i have had this beer a bunch of times and always loved it, psyched to have it in such an accessible package. the coffee adds nice bitterness which contrasts wonderfully off the sweetness of the milk stout.

m - big, bold, robust while still being soft. really great feel.

o - overall, 10.99 for a 4 pack..um...YES!!!! the big bottles were north of $20 making them hard to swallow...and afford. i will most certainly be picking up a bunch of 4 packs so i can enjoy this regularly. hopefully this one will fly under the radar long enough for me to pick up a few more 4 packs. i know i've been eagerly awaiting this to hit LI, and now it is finally here! cheers keegan, always been a fan, but this is one of my favs. now if only we can get super kitty in 4 packs!!!

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Photo of zekeman17
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BAsbill
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of papat444
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: Thick brown body, good sized head but the retention is pretty average and not too much lacing left.

Smell: Bets part. Cocoa powder with a mix of chocolate milkshake, creamy and milky.

Taste: Not as developed as the aroma. Chocolaty, hints of oatmeal, sweet milky chocolate but lacks fullness that aroma had.

Mouthfeel: Real smooth, not heat, medium-low carbonation, bit of an edge in the tail end.

Overall: A decent imperial stout but would have liked more pronounced milk stout characteristics.

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Photo of Durge
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid brown-black color with a minor head that quickly slips to a simple light tan ring that leaves a fair lace. The aroma offers a thick butterscotch malt with sweet charcoal that finishes with an ashy fireplace goodness. Kind of different and impressively solid. The flavor brings much the same with burnt malt and vague milk chocolate with just a hint of sweet grass hop. This stuff is solidly medium bodied with a fairly aqueous feel and very subtle carbonation. I really like this as a basic stout with a decided flavor that delivers nicely!

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Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of mportnoy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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