Milk Stout | Lancaster Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
lancasterbrewing.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We are proud to offer this traditional English Sweet Stout that's bursting with roasted barley flavor. A dark ale, Milk Stout has just a touch of sweetness provided by an addition of non-fermentable lactose sugar.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,375
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
1,211
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
227
Trade:
1
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Photo of Shenk87
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ALLMUCH
2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip/snifter.

L---Impermeable dark brown color. Light brown head with very little retention and good lacing.

S---Sweet. Malts & lactose are prominent. Milk chocolate is apparent. Not getting the advertised coffee.

T---Points for not being overly sweet, like a lot of lactose added beers can be. Milk chocolate is the dominant flavor. Lactose is noticeable. Maltiness is dominant over hoppiness. No real hoppiness to speak of.

F---Not as thick as hoped/expected, but still about right for ABV. Creamy, but not as creamy as expected for style. Not very carbonated.

O---A tasty milk stout. This one might get lost among the competition with extra adjucts/treatments, but it's a damn fine example of the style. I'll keep an eye out for it in the future.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with no date.
Pours essentially black and opaque with a modest size, yet very durable, tan head.
Aroma: coffee, dark dried fruits, faint chocolate and roasted grains.
Flavor: chocolate, coffee, black bread and faint hints of dark dried fruits. Moderate sweetness for style.
Smooth, medium body.

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Photo of Justinprintz
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jamyers1
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

"This is what beer should taste like." - my Dad

J

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Photo of chiefz1
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Csjacko
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PeteLBC
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Just an excellent and very drinkable stout imo. Great roasted malt profile, trace fuggles hop finish and light/medium enough to enjoy more than one. Lancaster Milk Stout is my go to stout!

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Photo of brandonmarks94
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I always compare any stout to guiness which is probably the standard if you ask most stout drinkers, I thought this was a lot easier to drink than most stout, I was able to down a whole 6 pack whereas guiness I wasnt right away, and this is really good its my second favorite stout behind sam adams cream stout

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Photo of AWiseman528
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I felt the need to drop a review after seeing so many negative ones.

I'm a huge stout fan personally, so I'm pretty harsh on bad ones. This was not a bad stout by any means.

L: Very dark black, i always look for opacity while I'm pouring from the bottle, and there was absolutely none with this. A thick black all the way.

S: Very roasty malty up front, with a slight chocolate prescense and the lactose also very distinct. It was unexpected tbh.

T: The taste was surprising to me, in a good way. A lot of milk stouts are overly sweet imo, but this didn't follow the trend. It tasted like a very standard, tame porter to me. Very distinct roasted malt flavor up front, with an obvious lactose kick towards the back. It doesn't over do either one much at all. There is a bit of that chocolate/coffee flavor at times, which seems very natural to me.

F: Very creamy, but much less than any other milk stout I've had. I definitely wouldn't call it watery overall, but it may be a bit for the style.

O: i was pleasantly surprised after seeing these reviews. This was solid imo. It may differ from most in this style, which might lead to bad reviews from the super technical drinkers out there, but as a stout lover in general i would absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys one

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Photo of Curt3
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nice-pitch
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LBCTravis
4.94/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of classixIII
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattie83
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1jonnyz
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drh88
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgatort
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,211 ratings