Category Archives: Milk / Sweet Stout

Cigar City Café Con Leche

Brewery: Cigar City Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Other Notes: 28 IBUs. Sweet Stout with coffee & cacao nibs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) This beer is made with bold, strong coffee beans to emulate the most characterful Cuban espresso and lactose, a milk sugar that adds sweetness, body and flavors reminiscent of scalded milk. We’ve also added cacao nibs to further enhance its satisfying chocolate quality. Despite its assertive flavors and full body, our Sweet Stout is deceptively low in alcohol, making it the perfect accompaniment to a late-morning plate of eggs, bacon and tostadas.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 10th November 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a two finger brown head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, cacao, roasted malts with hints of vanilla and cream.
Taste: Chocolate, coffee, cacao, cream and vanilla with a light herbal element on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: A very nice and easy drinking Sweet Stout that is creamy, smooth and has great coffee flavours.

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18th Street Hunter

Brewery: 18th Street Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Other Notes: Hops – Warrior and Cascade. This is the base beer for the Hunter Vertical Series.

Brewer Description: (from can) Cocoa nibs and lactose sugar create a rich chocolate flavor and a creamy texture. Vanilla, roast, and caramel sweetness are met with a bright hop bitterness.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.38
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 20th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger creamy brown head that had ok retention but no lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and cocoa with hints of vanilla and nuttiness.
Taste: Similar to the aroma with roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and caramel with a light char. Also a nice light sweetness throughout.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Very nice Double Milk Stout with great flavours that wasn’t overly sweet.

18th Street Devil’s Conclave

Brewery: 18th Street Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Double milk stout brewed with lactose sugar and cocoa nibs, with cinnamon & sea salt added.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.27
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 14th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: It was black in colour with a one finger brown head that had pretty good retention but left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and coffee.
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee and cinnamon. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: I didn’t get much cinnamon in the aroma, but it came through nicely in the taste. I’m also not so sure about the sea salt as I just didn’t get that at all. Nevertheless, there was some nice roastiness that balanced the light sweetness and made it great and easy to drink.

Weird Beard Double Perle

Brewery: Weird Beard Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 8.6%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Other Notes: A coffee milk stout. Brewed in partnership with Has Bean Coffee with Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo Pacamara Natural ‘Funky’ beans

Brewer Description: (from bottle) When it came time to brew our 100th brew at Weird Beard we knew we had to do something special to celebrate. We decided there was no need to venture too far from our roots, and would brew a bigger version of a classic. Black Perle was an obvious choice. Back in the days when Gregg Irwin & I were just two home brewers giving our prototypes at bars and festivals, it was a firm favourite. A firkin of Black Perle was the first beer we ever sold from the brewery, and was the first beer I ever bought in a bar that I had made. Double Perle is essentially the same recipe as Black Perle with a few small tweaks and a lot less water. This concentrates all the flavours we love, but makes it a bigger, more luxurious experience. This beer proved so popular, we have decided to add this to our occasional brews, so expect to see this around all year round, but in limited quantities. So here it is, our thank you to you for keeping our brewing aspirations alive.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.68
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle, batch no. 0360, bottled on September 2016, with a best before date of September 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger brown head that dissipated over the course of about a minute while leaving some nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Coffee bean, coffee, light roast, chocolate, chocolate milk with hints of oak.
Taste: Dark chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Light sweetness to begin, while there was a hint of booze and a lengthy but moderately bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Full to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: Nice coffee and chocolate flavours and bittersweet finish. Would have preferred if the booze could have been hidden in a Milk Stout though, and this was only 8.6% ABV.

To Øl Amass B&W “Black Is Beautiful” Oatmeal Stout

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6.8%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Black Is Beautiful” Oatmeal Stout.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 13th May 2019 (seems a bit long to me, but anyway). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Very dark brown in colour with a two finger brown head that had decent retention while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty malts, chocolate and coffee with a hint of plum and prunes.
Taste: Dark fruit sweetness like plum at the beginning, followed by lots of roasty-ness and dark chocolate bitter sweetness. Finish is definitely more bitter than sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was enjoyable, especially the bittersweet chocolatey finish.