Milk Stout | Lake Louie Brewery Company

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company
Wisconsin, United States
lakelouie.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by cokes on 01-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,449
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
127
pDev:
11.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zatch90
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tourdot
3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a tan head. Plenty of lacing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate with a hint of milk and roast.

The taste is of bittersweet chocolate, lactose/milk with a subtle hint of coffee in the finish.

It is creamy smooth.

A nice, easy-drinking smooth milk stout.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz brown glass. Unbranded pry-off pressure cap. Generally appealing label art. Huge thanks to Duff27 for sending this in a trade.

Served cold into a goblet and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Expectations are above average.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Half finger wide. Retention is quite poor - maybe 10 seconds. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: It's an inappropriate cola black - very schwarzbier-esque. Not the opaque solid black it should be.

It doesn't look very good for a milk stout, but I'm optimistic. Appears adequately carbonated.

AROMA: Dark malts, chocolate malts, lactose sugar, schwarz malts.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

Overall, it lacks the robust malt backbone it should have, and could do with some vanilla or something to set off the chocolate.

It's a pleasant aroma of average strength, but doesn't impress as a milk stout aroma.

TASTE: Has a schwarz malt backbone - not the dark malt and chocolate malt backbone it should. Generic notes of lactose sugar lend little of interest, and it's not quite cream-forward enough. There's no roasted barley, and it's just not robust enough. Balanced enough, I suppose. There's not much here in terms of intricacy/complexity or subtlety, but I do like it for what it is. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, weak, a bit thin, and medium-bodied. Well-carbonated. More heft and weight on the plate would better accentuate the milk sugar. This texture fails to elevate the beer, but it suits the taste decently I suppose.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, gushed, or rough.

OVERALL: Drinkable but ultimately quite generically built and dull for a milk stout. I can't say I'd buy it again myself, and the weak texture really holds it back. A middle-of-the-road milk stout that can't compete with superior and more widely available offerings in the style like Left Hand Milk Stout. I wouldn't recommend it to friends.

C-

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Photo of TheSSG
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a soapy, tan head that collapses into a soft puff of head. Really excellent head retention. Toasted malt aroma. Black. Starts with a REALLY robust toasted malt flavor. Notes of citrus hop bitterness come through. There is an underlying sweetness throughout here, just off in the back.

This isn't too bad. Pretty much a solid stout with a creamy mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness way in the back.

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Photo of Faunland
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of egrace84
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigTravor
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 9udders
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eldoctorador
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Lactic quality that borders of sour... a bit too much so. A decent milk stout might lie beneath, but as is this is fairly middle of the road.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

This pours a very dark brown color with a slight off-white head. The aroma is big with a robust and sweet scent. This is a thinner, sweet stout that delivers lots of flavors. Very robust and sweet that leaves a slight chalky after taste. Very good for the style.

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Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of gingergirltammy
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Milk Stout from Lake Louie Brewery Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 127 ratings