Williamsburg Alewerks Coffeehouse Stout

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14 Responses

  1. I doubt you’re nuts Peter – its just a horrible affliction you must have! 🙂 I really like milk stouts, and one with some coffee action sounds like a winner to me! (I’m still recovering from doing my taxes yesterday too)

  2. Jason says:


    Sounds like a decent beer, but don’t forget that lactose is actually sweet. It gives more of a thicker mouthfeel since the sugars are unfermentable. If the brew was sweet, then the attenuation was poor or they mashed high.


  3. Simply Beer says:

    @scott – HA! go have a milk stout and finish your taxes, leave me with my affliction 🙂

    @Jason -Yes lactose is very sweet and tends to lend a bit of “creaminess”, but I don’t think the attenuation was poor, I just think there was too much lactose for my palette.

  4. nate says:

    Peter, I’m like you on this one. I am not a fan of lactose in beer. My wife nearly ralphs if she drinks a milk stout. I like sweet beers, but there is a generic gritty sweetness that comes from lactose that is hard for me to bear, often reminding me of aspartame.

    • Simply Beer says:

      It’s one of those ingredients that people either love or hate. I haven’t noticed much middle ground on lactose. Probably why I’ve never used it brew with!

  5. All the hatin’ on the lactose. I’m going to name my first born (and maybe even my second born if necessary) Lactose just to get back at you!

    • Simply Beer says:

      Go on with your bad self! Scott, you will be forever know as lactose-man, crusader against lactose injustice!

      Looking forward to meeting Lactose Jones and Lactose Jones II. But what if you have a girl? Lactosa? 🙂

  6. nate says:

    @scott Hillarious…I like Peter’s suggestion for Lactosa. that would be a great beer name, actually. Admittedly, I haven’t had a ton of Milk Stouts. Suggestions?

  7. Lactosa. Possibly. However, I think I will disregard the gender and name them Lactose just to make my point. They can always change their name to something ‘normal’ when they turn 18.

    • Simply Beer says:

      @nate heard the milk stout from 3floyds is pretty good. I have a bottle that I think I’ll have to try now.

      @scott like George forman named all his kids george. Your kids will love you for years of school abuse from that name 🙂

  8. @Peter, it will just make them tougher!

    @Nate – so far my favorite milk stout was Left Hand’s Milk Stout, and the one from Lancaster Brewing out of PA was nice too.

    Lactosa is a cool name for a beer. Get on it Peter before Nate does!

  9. Scott says:

    Barely, Peter – but thanks!

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