craft milk stout

New Beer Blog DuClaw Brewing Quick Start My Heart Milk Stout


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from DuClaw Brewing.  It is their Quick Start My Heart Milk Stout.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this east coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this milk stout.

It has a jet black color with a tan constant head on this stout. The aroma has a chocolate cover strawberry notes. The taste has a chocolate to coffee notes with strawberry aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.

Here is a description from their website  (www.duclaw.com):

Quick Start My Heart | DuClaw Brewing Company

Our Strawberry Milk Stout is medium/full-bodied and black in color with a silky mouth feel, a moderately strong 6.8% ABV, and sweet flavors and aromas of strawberry and chocolate, accented by notes of coffee and caramel, that will “quickly” make it one of your favorites, too.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website: www.duclaw.com

Twitter:  @duclawbrewing

In the end, I am do to make another trip to Ohio.  I enjoy picking up their beers when I am down there.  I just wished they would make it up to Michigan beer market.  I understand why they are not here yet.  There is a nice balance between the milk stout and strawberries.  They did a great job on this beer.  This is by far best fruit beer that I have ever had.  I love it. I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Rochester Mills 12 Days Of Milkshake Stout (2015)


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into a holiday tradition around the Michigan area with Rochester Mills Beer Company.  It is their 12 Days Of Milkshake Stout.  They are making 12 different versions of their milk stout.  They are using the play on words of 12 Days Of Christmas.  They have been doing this for 2 years now and I know many people are looking forward to it.  I know I was introduced to it when visiting Ashley’s in Westland last year.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into these stouts.

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This year the start date was December 9th and went to the 20th.  Each day, the bar or restaurant will tap one beer a day.  For example, the photo shows us what the stouts that will be feature in this year’s 12 Days Of Milkshake Stout.  It will go in order so the first one is Chocolate Cheesecake.  I do not take any tasting notes so I will do my best on these beers. Here is the order of how I liked them.  Here is my ranking:

  1. Cinnamon Roll
  2. Chocolate Cheesecake
  3. Blueberry Pancake
  4. German Chocolate Cake
  5. Bourbon Barrel Aged
  6. Imperial
  7. Toasted Marshmallow
  8. Chunky Money
  9. Christmas Toffee
  10. Peach Cobbler
  11. Creme de Menthe
  12. Vanilla Mocha

I am not saying that the ones at the bottom are bad beers.  They are great but I liked Cinnamon Roll over than the Vanilla Mocha.  I know from last year they brought back only six and put six new ones in this year’s 12 Days.  They have everything going on that would make just about everyone happy.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.beercos.com

Twitter:  @Rochmillsbeerco

Closing, since moving back from Chicago, I have been always looking for this beer event.  I love my stouts and this is the best milk stout on the market.  They took their milk stout and did different version of this great beer.  They keep the six favorites and change the other six.  It is not the same stouts each year.  I believe that what this beer event special.  Rochester Mills Brewery out did themselves this year.  I highly recommend all these beers.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter: @djweiser

Instagram: @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Samuel Adams Cream Stout


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from the Boston Beer Company.  They are known around the world as Samuel Adams Brewery.  It is their Cream Stout.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this east coast craft brewery.  Let us get into this cream stout.

It has a jet black color with a tan head on this milk stout.  The aroma has a chocolate to coffee notes with a slight caramel notes.  The taste has a creamy to roasted chocolate to coffee notes with a nice slight caramel to wrap up the tasting notes.  The aftertaste has a nice burned coffee notes. It is a sipping stout.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Harkening back to the tradition of English sweet stouts, our cream stout has a rich smooth silkiness that differs from its Irish dry stout cousin.  Dark roasted malts give this brew its ebony color and deep notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee for a rich roastiness and subtly sweet finish.

Here is a description from their website (www.samueladams.com):

Inspired by the traditional English sweet stouts, this rich and creamy brew is full of deep roasted character, with a subtle sweetness & indulgently smooth finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.samueladams.com

Twitter:  @samueladamsbeer

Closing, it is a nice milk stout.  I saw this one on the shelf and I thought why not.  I never had this brew and I thought it cannot bad.  This is not like all the rest of the craft stouts on the market.  I was not a big fan of it but it was not that bad of a beer.  It is an average to slightly below average brew.  At least, the price was right on for the liquid.  Some of the stouts in the market are over price and are average or below average.  This is an average beer at the right price.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Stone Brewery Coffee Milk Stout


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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:

Website:  www.stonebrewing.com

Twitter:  @stonebrewingco

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13