Milk Stout | Lancaster Brewing Company

very good
1,179 Ratings
Milk StoutMilk Stout

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my gateway to craft beer, bout time i got around to reviewing it. enjoyed at south philly tap room prior to their 200 pm tapping of pty. another great bar, not alot of pub, got there at 1, seat at the bar, no lines, no event, no fuss, again, the way it should be, pliny for all who showed up this lazy tuesday afternoon.

beautiful nitro pour (my first nitro beer) really cool looking pint. black, big head, lots of bubbles. just a little chocolate, roast smell. big chocolate taste, not as bitter as in bottle, huge creamy thick mouthfeel (must be the nitro, i remember this being thinner and slicker on regular tap). very tasty and not huge abv, nice change.

highly recommended sessionable milk stout. outstanding.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black is black, no real light gets through – just the faintest garnet highlights at the very edges when held to light. Large dark tan head that recedes fairly fast. It keeps a good ring and leaves a few spots of lace.

S: Lactose sweetness, chocolate, roast malt with a hint of coffee, scorched toffee, underlying nutty and toasty malts. A touch of a mineral note and quite a strong bit of dark fruits – especially as it warms. Roast also grows with time. Smells bigger than the stated abv.

T: Opens with chocolate, scorched toffee, sweetness (both lactose and malt), and base malt nutty & toasty notes. The chocolate continues & grows in the middle, and is joined by lots of dark fruits – raisins, cherries, plums, dates – quite the mix. Roast comes in as well and really grows through the end to linger long in the finish – roast grain with coffee hints. Faint woody and herbal hops. Bit of tartness to the increasingly forward dark fruits.

M: just a bit over medium body with nicely matched carbonation. Decent chew with some sticky sugars. Short of creamy, but reasonably smooth. Hint of softly biting tartness & it is eventually drying from roast.

D: Great flavor and good aroma for a smaller stout – nice character. Not as lactose as many milk stouts, but far more complex than most. A bit richer too, particularly in its darkly fruity and sweet/tart aspect. I really like how all the different parts work together. Quite nice. Chocolate + dark fruits + underlying complexity & richness = desert-like.

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Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,179 ratings.
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