Category Archives: Milk / Sweet Stout

Lervig Saskatoon Cheesecake Stout

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 12%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial Stout with Saskatoon berry & cheesecake.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 25th September 2024. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a thin brown head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, blueberry, mixed berries, vanilla, cream cheese, chessecake, with hints of chocolate.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, light roast, chocolate, mixed berries, vanilla, with hints of caramel.
Mouthfeel: Slightly boozy, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: On the borderline of being too sweet for me. Nice cheesecake and berriness in the aroma, but unfortunately I felt that the cheesecake didn’t translate into the taste, and it was mostly just sweet berries and booze.

Lervig Nitro Latte

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Nitro Milk Stout with cocoa & coffee.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 19th February 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a very thin beige head that stuck around for a long time while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Roast, coffee, dark chocolate and brown sugar, but it was all a little light.
Taste: Weak flavours, watered down almost, but there’s roast, dark chocolate, coffee, light bitterness and a splash of milk.
Mouthfeel: Watered down, light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation.
Overall: While the roast, cocoa were quite nice, the coffee flavours was like watered down coffee and just didn’t work for me.

Left Handed Giant Deeper Water

Brewery: Left Handed Giant Brewing Co.
Country: England
ABV: 5.1%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Other Notes: Malts – Pale Ale, Carafa III, Crystal, Roasted Barley and Chocolate. Hops – Bramling Cross and Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from can) Milk Stout brewed with Lactose, Vanilla and Cacao Nibs.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.81
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 6th February 2019, and with a best before date of 6th August 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau Stout glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a big three finger cream to tanned head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, chocolate, vanilla, apple peel, minerals.
Taste: Light roast, chocolate, chocolate milk, light vanilla with an interesting mix of apple, mineral and herbal finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: A little different to most Milk Stouts I’ve tried with an interesting apple peel, mineral and herbal flavour coming through. I’m glad I tried it.

Garage Project Chocolate Beer

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 4.7%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Other Notes: Whittaker’s. Now on nitro

Brewer Description: (from can) One whole block of chocolate worth of Whittaker’s cacao nibs infused into every can. Unbelievably rich, dark and creamy. Brewed with chocolate malts, lactose, and infused with vanilla and freshly batch roasted cocoa beans. Tiny bubbles of nitrogen make it smoother and even more delicious. If it was any more chocolatey we’d have to put it in a wrapper.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 3rd May 2019. Poured into a Mikkeller pint glass as per the instructions for a ‘perfect nitro pour’.
Appearance: A clear dark brown colour with a slight amber hue, and an almost two finger light tanned head that had excellent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong, rich, chocolate, cocoa beans with a touch of vanilla and nuttiness.
Taste: Bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, just a lot of chocolate with hints of cream and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A good and wonderful chocolate drink. It may not be complex, but the rich chocolate in the aroma and taste made it easy to drink. If the vanilla was even stronger, I think this would have been even better.

Knee Deep Stoutello

Brewery: Knee Deep Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Chocolate Hazelnut Milk Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Stout brewed with cacao nibs and natural flavor added.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Spiegelau Stout glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a two finger mocha brown head that had pretty good retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, nutty, hazelnut, chocolate and mocha.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, chocolate, light roasted malts, coffee, hazelnut, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Aromas were great while taste was decent. I think that if the roastiness and nuttiness could have been stronger, it would have been even better.