Scratch Beer 27 - 2010 - Tröegs Brewing Company

Scratch Beer 27 - 2010

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Overall: 8.18/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.18 or 2.2%

Trend: 8.18/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Milk/Sweet/Cream Sout

ABV: 6.70%

Season: One-time

Have Another: 100%

370 beers rated with a 7.94 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 2.20% Color: Brown
  • Quicky: Distinctive lactose sugar, followed by cocoa, and faint roast aroma. Who doesn't love a chocolate milk stout?? Really well balanced milk stout, with a solid cocoa overtone. Clean, well balanced, no single note overwhelms the other. At times milk stouts can be overly sweet or thick...this brew in neither. There's a subtle complexity below the surface, with notes of expresso, vanilla, and nuttiness. Very drinkable.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 22:39:40
  • Tasted: Thursday, March 11, 2010
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
1,469 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 8.36/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 2.20% Color: Black
  • Poured opaque with an inch of brown, thick, frothy, foam. Retention is above average while the lacing is splotchy and loose.

    Aroma definitely gives it away as a milk stout. The lactate sugar makes it stand out. The overall aroma is slight but does have some roasted scents that, in my opinion, need to be a little stronger in a stout. Chocolate and some coffee makes there presence known too.

    Flavor stands out. Roasted malt with some sweetness from the lactose with dose of chocolate and coffee in the finish. A nice malt centered bitterness in the aftertaste as is the coffee and minor touch of chocolate.

    Light end of a big body with ample carbonation. A bit coating and hanging after taste.

    Okay, four scratch series beers tonight and this one left a lasting impression. Easily the best beer of the evening while not trying to take away from the rest. I would have this again (good thing I have another). Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 22:38:03
  • Tasted: Thursday, March 11, 2010
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
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