In this beer blog, we are going to get into a new beer from Stone Brewery. It is their Coffee Milk Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this new beer.
It has a jet black color with a brown color head. The smell has a creamy chocolate to slight coffee notes. The taste has creamy chocolate with a slight burned coffee notes. The aftertaste has a heavy coffee finish. It is a sipping beer but kind of drinkable.
Here is a description from the beer bottle and website (www.stonebrewing.com):
There’s no shortage of talented people at Stone, and each makes their presence known in their own unique way. Brian Gallagher, a brewer who learned the art of fermentation in the UK, used the beer you now hold, a take on a traditional English milk stout, as his vehicle for personal expression. Originally brewed as a limited edition offering at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, this coffee-laced milk stout quickly became a favorite among Gallagher’s peers. Made bittersweet and creamy while remaining smooth and easy-drinking thanks to the addition of milk sugar, it’s clear in one sip why this is a brew we needed to share with fans everywhere.
Here is a youtube from the brewery about this beer and history:
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I love this beer and I hope they make it as an everyday beer. This is why. I was stun by the pice for the alcohol percentage. I just thought this would be a pretty simple beer to make. The price is high because the limited cases in the market. This is a great beer asides that one negative mark. Milk stout shines with a nice blend of coffee. It has a nice creamy easy drinking notes with a nice coffee aftertaste. If you are not a fan of coffee or stout, you will not like this beer. If you are a fan, you need to hunt this beer down and try it. This is a great beer and I hope they make more to get a lower price in the market. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser