Milk Stout | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Milk StoutMilk Stout
BA SCORE
3.79/5
136 Ratings
Milk StoutMilk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 06-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,804
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
136
pDev:
12.93%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage that got lost in the cellar.

Aroma is roast malt dominant, coffee-like, with a creamy lactose sweetness.

Flavor is similar. Big roast malt presence in the malt backbone, with a light sweetness that counters the bitter finish nicely. There's a hint of dark fruit/sherry beginning to emerge. This could age well for another couple years.

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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I know I have sampled things from this distant brewer before, but I don't remember any being worthy of great effort to find again. We are 3/4 of a continent away by land. But this one travels well.

It has the usual look with a little less head than I would like - I had to pour the end straight down to get some fizz, which did not last long. The aroma is nice sweet strangely floral scent that works.

The taste is a nice sweetness that doesn't coddle the drinker. It has almost no harshness, and the initial taste is all creamy, but it just cuts a deep swath down the middle of the road. It's hard to explain. It seems balanced, but everything is pronounced.

This is a very good stout, and better than anything I remember having from this brewer. Well done, but over-priced.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a dark cocoa brown into the glass. A one-finger head of light coffee-brown foam dissipates quickly, leaving a thin ring around the glass and small islands of bubbles and lace on the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is almost completely black and solidly opaque, even at the surface edges.

S - Well-roasted malts, nibs of 80% dark chocolate, hints of powdered sugar. Roasting smells like a well-charred steak coming off of charcoals. Nose is relatively soft, but roast is always present.

T - Burnt toast, followed by bitter semi-sweet dark chocolate. Hints of anise peek thru. Bittering takes on the quality of wild floral hops in the finish. Echos of 50% milk chocolate linger after the finish, which is about the only place the quality of this being a milk stout really appears. No trace of the ABV.

M - Leans toward creamy, but with moderate carbonation that moves the beer across the tongue. Solid body, but not at all heavy. Nicely integrated components. Finish is relatively short, clean, and on the dry side.

O - If the goal of a milk stout is to smooth the rough edges off of a full-roast malt bill, then this recipe succeeds, but barely. It's a cup of medium-full roast coffee that needed two shots of cream, but only got one. Not a bad selection if you like a roasted style, but want just a bit of the edge taken off rather than sanded smooth.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Milk Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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