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Milk Stout | Lancaster Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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1,187 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#8,082
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
1,187
pDev:
12.11%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
217
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,187 |  Reviews: 474
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

Photo of Dirtydee5
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crhensel
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sad_Larry
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought as a single bottle in a mix-a-six, and poured into a Kane Brewing tulip glass.

Look - Pours black with a thin head. Little to no lacing present.

Smell - Light notes of roasted malts, chocolate, and just a hint of coffee.

Taste - Almost exactly as it smells minus the coffee, but the roasted malts and slight chocolate definitely come through. A slight twang exists in the aftertaste that I can't really describe.

Mouthfeel - The feel was a bit on the lighter side for me. It wasn't creamy and thick like a milk stout (or any stout in general) should be.

Overall - Not a terrible stout, but definitely a one and done for me. The flavors were all there, but the mouthfeel is what ruined it for me as it just didn't feel like a stout. Regardless, I still had the whole thing as it wasn't repulsive. Cheers!

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TimG_0913
2.65/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Definitely get coffee and some chocolate, but it almost taste stale. Looked for a bottle date and didnt see one. A weird aftertaste also, im not aure about this. Wish i knew the date. 3/5.

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Photo of Owlish1
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - black with dark tan, thin head. Smell - light aroma. Taste - hint of dark roasted coffee. Smooth start with a slight bitterness towards the end. Aftertaste lifts the bitterness. Feel - smooth, but not as creamy as I expected. Med. carbonation. Overall - my first milk stout was not as creamy as I expected. Not bad, but probably not my style.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of moot2142
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Emersonio
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tylerbrowe
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of catsauce
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coganmordy
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,187 ratings
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