Barrel-Aged Milk/Sweet Stouts

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  1. WestSideAmish

    WestSideAmish Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2012 Illinois

    Alewerks Brewing Cafe Royale made for a fine way to ring in New Year's 2014 for me.
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  2. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (402) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    When fresh, I described both this one and Mean Gene as Woodford Reserve milkshakes made with chocolate ice cream (not necessarily bad). You should post a review of this in the cellar reviews thread after the right moment strikes you. I'm very interested to hear how this beer mellows/develops.
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  3. atomic

    atomic Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois

    Almost all hole in the wall stores have some, it didn't exactly fly off the shelf at that price.
    Just check
    I'm pretty certain foremost liquors on Peterson and lincoln had some last week.
  4. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    Where does one buy a Bourbon Barrel ? Think I may purchase one and rent it to my home brewing friends :sunglasses:
  5. StlHopHead77

    StlHopHead77 Initiate (0) May 30, 2010 Illinois

    You should be!It was phenomenal.I also agree with 18th Street's Hunter(Coffee)
  6. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Colorado

  7. StlHopHead77

    StlHopHead77 Initiate (0) May 30, 2010 Illinois

    Yeah,it was a beauty.I actually just sent it to a trade partner along with a bottle of Sump.I'll keep you in mind if I see them back around.
  8. raczkowski

    raczkowski Initiate (0) May 16, 2011 Florida

    Life is like and CCB sweet stout aged in cognac barrels are two if the best ones I've tried in recent memory.
  9. mph005

    mph005 Initiate (161) Nov 25, 2013 Texas

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  10. Naptown25rs

    Naptown25rs Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2009 Indiana

  11. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (742) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia

    This was my thought as well!
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  12. FranzBC

    FranzBC Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2013 Oregon

    To Øl -
    Sort Mælk
    13.1% barrel aged imperial milk stout - its delicious
  13. Iamjeff6

    Iamjeff6 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2013 Virginia

    Its classified as a double/imperial
  14. Flashy

    Flashy Zealot (566) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    I don't think his rebuke was very strong.
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  15. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    It's uncommon, but if you ever locate a beer called 70K from Against the Grain, you'd love it. It's a massive milk stout (13%abv) aged in Angel's Envy barrels. Unbelievably tasty and dangerously drinkable.
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  16. fire34fighter

    fire34fighter Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2013 Virginia

    Such a great beer.

    +1 for Cafe Royale. Can't wait till it gets bottled again.
  17. fire34fighter

    fire34fighter Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2013 Virginia

    Definitely would love to try that. Moloko is one of my favorite stouts, can't imagine it in a BB.
  18. Providence

    Providence Crusader (715) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    That sounds like an interesting brew. What makes something a milk stout anyway? Is it simply the addition of lactose to any stout?
  19. teledeluxe

    teledeluxe Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 Illinois

  20. boisebeerguy85

    boisebeerguy85 Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2013 Idaho

    If you want a great milk stout, check out Cozy Up from Woodland Empire. Only released in Boise ID and I can definitely get some to trade.
  21. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Black Note.
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  22. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Illinois

    You would need roughly 53 gallons of beer to fill a bourbon barrel and I don't personally know any homebrewers that brew on that kind of scale. Although they're kind of a rip off, I've thought about buying one of these to use for homebrewing after the whiskey is done;
  23. precariouslydaniel

    precariouslydaniel Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2013 Virginia

    Hardywood GBS is a gingerbread milk stout I believe...and incredible.
  24. ChiTownPackFan

    ChiTownPackFan Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2012 Illinois

    Traded for one a while back and it was severely infected. It was a very sad day...
  25. johnjohnbeer

    johnjohnbeer Initiate (145) Oct 27, 2012 Ohio

    Against the Grain 70k!
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  26. josmickam

    josmickam Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2013 Georgia

    I don't think it's barrel aged, but if you want a good milk stout you should try To Øl's Jule Maelk.
  27. velcrogrip

    velcrogrip Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Florida

    BA Fantastic Voyage is phenomenal. Can't get enough.
  28. Sneers

    Sneers Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    River Horse (a small-ish brewery near me) just announced that they'll be releasing a bourbon (Maker's, if you care) barrel-aged version of their oatmeal milk stout sometime in June or July, although it probably won't make it into distribution except maybe in their mixed 12-packs.
  29. AricGresko

    AricGresko Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I second the nomination for New Holland Dragon's Milk!
  30. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,006) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Society Trader

    Sorry to hear that, glad it wasn't me sent it to you.

    We opened the last of mine, from batch 1, last Fathers Day, glad to say it was amazing, even better than "fresh". Held my breath while I did, though, because I had heard of some issues with other bottles in later bottlings. Wheewwwww.
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  31. darkwing1

    darkwing1 Initiate (147) May 13, 2013 Illinois

    BA Jones Dog for sure. Batch 75 was done in Buffalo Trace barrels and is really good. Batch 209 was done is 27-30 yr Heaven Hill barrles and is Phenomenal!!!
  32. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Initiate (0) May 29, 2011 Florida

    Just look at the "best of the style" & most all the top 10 on that list see a barrel of one sort or another. Let's face it, this is BA, and barrel aged anything usually hits the top of the list, regardless of the intricacies of the style.
  33. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Colorado

    Thanks, I did look at that list, but I have got some beer ideas that were not at the top of the style, the non-ba style ranking. Thanks for looking out though :slight_smile:
  34. Jsimo01

    Jsimo01 Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2011 California

    I think Mikkeller vanilla shake uses a hefty dose of lactose which kinda sorta makes it a milk stout by default. It's incredible.
  35. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Surprisingly, Double Cream Stout doesn't have lactose sugar in it.
  36. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Florida

    Moat Water and Cognac Imperial Sweet Stout are tops from CCB. 10000 times better than the garbage juice that was Life is Like. Bourbon Barrel Mayan Mocha was excellent...not sure if it is a sweet stout or not. And I hear good things about BA Vanilla Shake.

    Outside of CCB Sweet Stouts I have found most just don't hold up to the barrels. Cafe Royale and Bourbon MooHoo were just sharp booze burn taste, for example.
  37. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Colorado

    LOL, inkdemention needs to read this.
  38. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2010 Missouri

    I've got a couple bottles of BA Fantastic Voyage left
  39. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Colorado

    I can twerk for beer?....

    send me a message.
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