Milk Stout | Lancaster Brewing Company

Milk StoutMilk Stout
BA SCORE
70.8%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 1,184 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
Ranking:
#7,601
Reviews:
473
Ratings:
1,184
Liked:
838
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
12.11%
Alströms:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
214
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,184 |  Reviews: 473
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

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

Photo of ordybill
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is use motor oil black, very cool. The head is a very dark tan head. The aroma is full of malt and matches the appearance perfectly. The flavor is creamy roasted malt, a fantastic flavor. Overall, an outstanding beer.

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Photo of LarryMyers
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.8% out of 100 with 1,184 ratings
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