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Widmer Brothers Snow Plow

Widmer Brothers Snow Plow

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Brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Milk Stout

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

28 International Bittering Units

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SNOWPLOW Milk Stout is Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.’s new Winter Seasonal. Dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt aromas and flavors characterize this Stout providing silky, smooth warmth for the winter season. This Milk Stout is the result of the Collaborator project, a project between the Oregon Brew Crew (one of the oldest home brewing clubs in the nation) and Widmer Brothers that identifies unique beer styles for distribution to the public. To learn more about Collaborator beers and the Oregon Brew Crew, visit www.oregonbrewcrew.com

ID: 13380 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank6770
Overall Percentile87.3
Style Rank69 of 345
Style Percentile80
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.450
Weighted Score3.371
Standard Deviation0.462

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    silky smooth thick goodness...gotta like the lactose. this is probably the best beer they've ever made. i can't wait for it each and every winter. everything a sweet stout should be.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    fairly fresh sample: bottled Pours as black as a Divorce Lawyer’s heart...light sticky mocha cap...low carbonation. Aroma is lightly sweet with large cocoa tones a whisp of grass. Wonderfully silky smooth and rich mouth feel and texture (lactose) lightly sweet but not cloying, coffee-coca. light but sufficient hop bittering...long finish where the sweet lactose-cocoa give way to a gradual bittering from hops and black patent malt charred astringence...wonderfully approachable stout....very drinkable

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A dark brown appearance with a beige head. The aroma contains chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal. The flavor is rather sweet with some milk chocolate, oatmeal, and coffee. I didn’t expect much from this one but I was pleasently suprised.

  • ZYTHUM 289 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Been trying the winter beers...Snowplow, 2 Below, Winterhook, Celebration Ale, Sam Adams Winter Lager. Several more I still want to sample. This was a pleasent surprise, I've never heard of a milk stout. I wasn't sure what to expect. Pours with a small creamy head, but disappeared quickly. Rich black, but not opaque. Held to a light you can just see something filtering thru. The mouthful was sweet, silky and just a tiny bit watery, not as thick as I had expected. smells of roasted malts and coffee. Not too bad, overall. If stoutlover72 still has his 5 bottles left, I'll take them off his hands ;)

  • ~WELDER~ 279 reviews
    rated 3.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    i thought it would be more from widmer, but it was just another milk stout to me! nice and dark in my glass with little dark head and low carbonation. i taste some subtle fruit taste with notes of that sugar milk and flour.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Sampled September 2004
    Pours with a frothy, quickly disappearing, creamy, brown head. The beer itself is a rich black color, and as I pour it I can see that it is quite clear. The aroma is of rich dark malts, with roasted coffee, espresso, and a hint of roasted grain husks being the dominant notes. The beer has a definite sweetness to it that belies the light bodiedness of this beer, which would be the lactose contribution, if this was a traditional milk stout. The sweetness is definitely the dominant characteristic, and it really mellows out the roast flavor notes that were evident in the nose.

    There is a certain amount of astringency in the finish that is certainly attributed to the roast malts, there is also a noticeable chocolate note to this beer, that is perhaps enhanced a bit because of the sweetness. I also get a fruitiness in this beer that is reminiscent of dried plums, and raisins.

    I should note that this is not an overly sweet beer, certainly not on par with the overbearing sweetness found in Lindeman's or New Glarus' fruit concoctions. It is quite a bit more mellow, but I must admit that I might subjectively enjoy this beer more if it were not as sweet, but then it would not be a milk stout now would it. As it is though, this could certainly use a bit more body to it. This is a decent drinking beer.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Black colour, not much head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some nuts. Flavour is roasted malts, flowery hops and some caramel. Feels a bit unbalanced.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.3 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Even after a vigorous pour, it had very little tan head that quickly dissipated to a small ring.

    The aroma is lactic chocolate and a little tobacco.

    The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate with an offsetting tar-like bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium and a little watery.

    Overall, an interesting milk stout. It's a little on the sweet side but has some balance with the tar bitterness. It's different and I couldn't decide for sure whether or not I liked it.

  • DTVMAN 163 reviews
    rated 4.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I really liked this one. It poured nice and smooth with a thick creamy head. The flavor was very smooth and milky with more than a slight hint of chocolate. Good beer for a cold evening.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 2.7 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    Very disappointed with this. I was really looking forward to a chilly evening with my goblet full of this stuff. With the pour from the bottle there was zero head. A few reviewers got head, but no head here. Uh..that didn't sound like I wanted too, but you get the idea. The appearance was dark, but held up to a light I could see a dark garnet red trying to shine thru. Mouthfeel was thick and sweet, like eating a chocolate bar. It lingered on the tounge which wasn't really all that good. Over in the flavor dept, it was hard to notice much of anything really except sweetness and an aftertaste that reminded me of cough syrup. Remember how cough syrup gave you the willy's after taking it? Same effect here. Overall I didn't think much of this beer, so now I'm stuck with 5 more bottles that I have to either try and stomach or give away.

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