Tag Archives: Milk / Sweet Stout

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.

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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.

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.

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.