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

Lift Bridge Beer Company Warden Milk Stout
91 points
Dark walnut color. Aromas of tiramisu and speculoos cookie with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an appealing, medium-length chocolate covered toffee, black coffee, and buttercream finish. A palate pleasing stout with great balance and drinkability.
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
XIshanqingxue Sweet Stout
84 points
Dark walnut color. Fruity aromas of chocolate chip-studded banana bread, bubble gum, candied peach, and cracked pepper with a bright, spritzy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length black toast and greek yogurt finish. A fruity yet heavy stout that offers an interesting mashup of flavors.
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.