About Sweet Stout

About Sweet Stout
Sweet stouts are brown to black in color and range from 4-6% in alcohol. They have a distinctive malt sweetness and often show chocolate and caramel flavors. Milk and cream stouts are the more common examples of this style. These beers obtain their character from chocolate malts and lactic (milk) sugars used in the brewing process. Sweet stouts originated as a British specialty but are now available all around the world. Noteworthy examples of this style include: St. Peter’s Cream Stout, Left Hand Milk Stout and Samuel Adams Cream Stout.

Top Picks for Sweet Stout

Service Brewing Company "Lincolns Gift" Oyster Stout
94 points
Nearly opaque brown black color. Delicate, grainy aromas and flavors of chocolate, roasted grain, and hint of oyster shell with a satiny, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of toasted peppercorn muffin, cocoa, and watercress finish. A very savory and refreshing stout with an intriguing hint of oysters.
Lift Bridge Beer Company The Warden Milk Stout
92 points
Nearly opaque brown black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark butter roasted nuts and coffee and baking chocolate with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, interesting, medium-long finish displaying notes of toffee, molted chocolate cake, mocha latte, and lettuce and coconut ash finish. A rock solid sweet stout pleaser that hits the style right on the head.
Samuel Adams Cream Stout
91 points
Brown color. Attractive aromas and flavors of creme brulee, toasted fruit cake, and toffee with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with touches of sprouts and cocoa finish. A round and even stout with a pleasing fruitiness and great sessionability.
Awards: 2017 Best Sweet Stout
Binary Brewing Co. Motherboard Milk Stout
90 points
Walnut color. Attractive aromas of toasted zucchini bread, coffee beans, freshly baked baguette, and hot fudge with a round, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long banana muffins, spiced pecan, candied figs, and fruit cake crumble finish. A very tasty stout that will make for a great nightcap.
Awards: 2018 Best Sweet Stout
Migration Brewing Step in the Arena Stout
88 points
Nearly opaque medium brown color. Aromas and flavors of toasted nuts and dark bread, hint of mexican chocolate, and whiff of caramelized carrot and plantain with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a sleek, medium-length finish that presents suggestions of peppered nuts and greens and sprouts finish. A solid, savory stout with nice table appeal.
Brickway Brewery Coffee Vanilla Milk Stout
87 points
Murky nearly opaque medium brown color. Curious aromas and flavors of chocolate pudding, edamame, vanilla cinnamon toffee, and dark roasted sweet potato with a round, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, relaxed finish with notes of carob coated grains and root vegetables, spelt bread, arugula, and pencil shavings finish. A curious spicy stout for the table.
Rochester Mills Brewery Milkshake Stout
85 points
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Roasted, meaty aromas of coffee grounds, cigar, jerky, and grilled edamame with a satiny, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an even, interesting, medium-length chocolate espresso beans, pots de creme, and bibb lettuce with dried fruits finish. A solid stout, easy drinking with wide appeal.
The Herkimer Pub & Brewery Lift Kit Milk Stout
83 points
Mahogany color. Smoky aromas of roasted red pepper, chipotle aioli, and roasted veggies with a silky, crisp, spritzy, dryish medium body and a smooth, breezy coffee syrup, cola, charred nuts, and coco puffs finish. A smoky stout that walks on the wild side.
Church Street Brewing Company Holy Cow Milk Stout
83 points
Ebony color. Aromas and flavors of roasted nuts and coconuts, chocolate fondue, caramel yogurt, and hint of paper mache with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish displaying notes of strong coffee with cream and sugar, toasty apple-peach tart, and radish sprouts finish. A nice toasty stout with a fun mix of coffee and fruit flavors.