Milk Stout | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
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
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 41
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of The_D
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber split into pint glasses. Thanks Josh -

A: Prototypical dark brown/black body with red hues showing alongs the glasswear edges...mocha colored head retains and laces well.

S: There is an unsweetned cocoa note to this right off the bat, perfect for a milk stout. Roast and espresso, hints of smoke and char are burried. There is a slight lactose/caramel sweetness as it warms.

T: Follows the nose, nice hints of smoke and char woven throughout the flavor profile - trust me, its not distracting, just nice. Cocoa and roast malt, faint faint mocha...ground coffee, lactose sweetness. Hints of a bitterness, hops maybe or possibly the roasted malt component, complete the palate.

MF: Shines, nice creamy and velvety feel that lingers. Residual sugars lend themselves to a moderate body with spot-on carbonation. Slight touch of alcohol presence on the finish.

O: Impressed. Its good for what it is. Would love to see a beer like this brewed with coffee, chocolate or vanilla, or even oaked/barrel aged. A good base beer with nice flavors by itself.

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Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a jet black with a medium tan head, which leaves a bunch of spotty lace.

S: Dark chocolate, some roast, a bit of sweet brown sugar.

T: Sweet black malt, lots of dark chocolate that's leaning towards the milk side. Noticable residual sugar. Some roast and charcoal on the back end.

M: Medium-full body, frothy carbonation, rich, easy drinking for this style for sure.

O: Milk stout is a rare style to show up in the Southland. Since we can't get Left Hand Milk Stout this would be a great replacement, one of the best Widmers I've ever had.

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Photo of mtbeer3649
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of KansasBeerLover
4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Beer is very dark brown, impervious to light. Head is about 3/4", which dissipates to a wisp. Very fine lacing.

Aroma is chocolate malt, strong but not overpowering.

Taste is roasted chocolate malt with sweetness from the milk sugar.

Mouthfeel is smooth as silk, with the flavor remaining on the tongue.

Overall, an excellent beer. The label speaks of cascade hops, which could be a touch stronger, allowing more hops in the aroma. There is little room for improvement. I bought the last 4 pack at my local store, will have to locate more, it is supposed to be a very limited run.

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Photo of freed
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is apparently a collaboration recipe with the local home brew club that has been popular enough that is going to be this year's winter seasonal. I think this is a good choice.

The body sits thickly - nearly black with a solid brown head of large bubbles. Its has a turbulent reaction each time you drink it that ensures it keeps atop.

Aroma must be hidden beneath the foam and remains quite mellow despite its rather distinct flavors.

The taste combines very nice levels of chocolate and coffee with a hint of smoke with a rather smooth body. Despite containing lactose, its not that sweet, and this is actually a good thing. The lactose just helps to make the beer even smoother, almost silky. Another anomaly though, the aftertaste is somewhat sweet despite the lack of sweetness in the beer, and the more evident coffee and smoke flavors.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on tap at the Widmer GastHaus in Portland, OR.

Clear, almost black forming a thin brown head with poor retention and lacing. Aroma is intensely fruity and dark, with hints of almond and walnut. Taste recapitulates the same, with chocolate, vanilla, and a nicely balanced hop level. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly dry with a touch of grainy astringency. Not as slick a mouthfeel as I was expecting for a milk stout. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Overall, a nice brew, but the O'Casey's is superior.

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Milk Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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