To Drink. Not to be Drunk. Big Drop Brewing Co. make excellent non alcoholic beers with both their Uptown and Pine Trail drinks being strong Temperance Club favourites. Galactic is another award-winning drink from the brewery and is our first ever review of an alcohol-free milk stout. With flavours of malt, coffee and chocolate, we were again extremely excited to try this Galactic Milk Stout.

Flavour review: Rich, bitter and malty

Pouring Galactic into a glass gives a deep-dark liquid that resembles a traditional stout. The bubbles rise to form a light head, and the aromas of malt, roasted coffee and dark chocolate fill the nasal pathways. Galactic has a good texture in the mouth too, with the combination of milk and malts giving a smooth finish to the beer. As a stout, Galactic delivers a deep roasted malt flavour which adds a level of bitterness that balances well with the milky sweetness. The addition of cocoa nibs gives a dark chocolate and coffee flavour to the drink which works perfectly with the other flavour profiles. With a dry finish too, Galactic feels more like a traditional Irish stout than a typical milk stout. 

Value for money: Yes

As of January 2021, a 33cl bottle can be found on online retailers anywhere between £1.80-£2.20. Superb value for an excellent product. 

Comparison: Stout 

Galactic carries all the flavour profiles and textures you'd expect from a stout, a deep malty flavour, a slight bitterness and a great smooth texture. Galactic also delivers a roasted coffee flavour that adds a to an already full-flavoured product. 

Perfect for: Stout and IPA lovers

As our first non alcoholic stout review, we can see Galactic appealing to both stout, IPA and generally all fans that enjoy a complex flavoured zero alcohol beer, 

Our opinion: Another hit from Big Drop Brewing Co.

Big Drop Brewing Co. know how to make superb non alcoholic beer products that not only mimic their alcohol full versions well but also are great drinks in their own right. 

Galactic Milk Stout by Big Drop Brewing Co.


A great tasting nolo beer
  • 27.5 kcal per 100ml
  • Suitable for vegetarians.
  • £2 for a 33cl bottle.

Credits: Images by Big Drop Brewing Co.   Disclaimer: Not sponsored, purchased for review.