Mikkeller: Milk Stout

From the Brewery: IMG_2721

Well, the only description on Mikkeller’s website is this – “Warning: Mikkeller Milk Stout can cause excessive gas in the stomach.” That’s neat. I think the name pretty much sums it up, it’s a milk stout. 6% ABV Milk Stout

Purchased from The Fort in Fresno, California

The Pour: IMG_2722

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into my Libbey stout glass. It certainly looks like a stout, solid black in color. Hardly any carbonation can be seen creeping up the glass. The head is a pretty good size initially, before dissipating to a thin covering. It pours brown in color, leaving thick lacing.

The Nose: IMG_2723

There is a solid medley of aromas going on in this stout; heavy dark-roasted malts, lactose sweetness, semi-sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, and even a faint bit of hazelnut comes through. There is also a bit of a dark fruit yeast characteristic.

The Mouth: IMG_2724

Medium-bodied, with a mouthfeel that is neither smooth or harsh. Light carbonation harshness and hop bitterness are present. The initial flavor is a lot of toasted graininess. The “meat” of the flavors come through in the aftertaste, where lactose sweetness, bittersweet dark chocolate, and nearly burnt coffee flavors are present and linger solidly in the mouth. There isn’t much in the way of hop flavor, so likely only bittering varieties were used. The 6% ABV seems about right for the body and mouthfeel.

Final Thoughts: IMG_2725

Mikkeller’s Milk Stout has a lot going on throughout. This beer is solid in all aspects, having a solid stout appearance, a pleasant aroma, and moderate complexity in the flavor profile. It is pretty filling for just an 11.2 oz portion, and with its lactose richness I think it might be a bit of a struggle to get through an entire bomber. This is definitely one of the better milk/cream stouts I’ve had to date. 8.5/10

Mikkeller APS – Copenhagen, Denmark

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