Milk Stout | Lancaster Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,182 Ratings
Milk StoutMilk Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet 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
Ratings:
1,182
Reviews:
473
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
210
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,182 |  Reviews: 473
Photo of chicagoish
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of khargro2
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm sure DL loves this, so I'm taking the libery or rating it for him

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDW4195
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobvogs
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Chackman151
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timreal
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VinnieBigs26
4.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rabidflamingo
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Doesn't have the smooth mouth feel of most milk stouts. Perhaps it would be better on nitro? Roasted malts are a bit overwhelming in this one. Strange twang that I can't really put my finger on...

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cookies
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ljkelly2171
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manny1909
4.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CreightonSM
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a dark brown, almost black, color with a 3/4" fluffy dark tan head that soon recedes to a small ring, and island and layer of foam covering most of the liquid. Sipping creates patches, legs and arches of lacing. By the middle of the beer most of the foam is gone except for a small ring around the glass that still leaves small patches of lacing.

The aromas include chocolate, some dark roasted malt and hints of coffee.

Initially the flavors show a nice, almost burnt, roasted malt, some chocolate and some sweetness. However, as the beer warms the flavors become much more well integrated and any sense of possible char disappears.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy with the moderate carbonation. The finish begins about midway through as the roasted malt recedes allowing the sweetness and chocolate to emerge. That all begins to fade leaving some sweetness to finish out until dryness takes over.

This is a nicely drinkable milk stout that I'll be happy to have again, especially when I'm in the mood for that touch dark roast concealed behind the sweetness. This is a beer that illustrates the importance of temperature in that intially there seemed to be some char in the finish which, as the beer warmed, disappeared from the flavors and finish. I also think that this beer would work well with a nice blue veined cheese like a Stilton or some Gorgonzola to smooth out the finish and eliminate that light char that hangs around just a bit too long when just having the beer.

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

Photo of ThreeThousand
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGibbons
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fscottkey
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.25] Blackish looking brew with red edges when held up to the light. Forms a fat 1 1/2 finger mud colored head. Overall it looks really nice in the glass. It has a date code for (10/15/15). But - no listing of the ABV.

S: [3.50] Smells like cocoa powder. Like a chalky dry cocoa aroma. This is backed by some smokiness and charred hardwood. Maybe some vanilla and marshmallow.

T: [3.75] Follows the nose with a better chocolate flavor. The chocolate is more milk chocolate and smooth. The charred wood is there. I think I also get a little bit of dark cherry underneath.

M: [3.50] A little sticky and slick. The best you can hope for at 5.3% ABV (I had to look it up). The charred wood gives a nice dried out finish.

O: [3.50] This is not something that separates from the pack. But for a every day milk stout this is really nice. I could sit and drink 3-4 of these after skiing, hiking or just watching football. It has a pretty nice aroma and flavor profile and the mouthfeel is decent for the low ABV.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,182 ratings.
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