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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 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 Southern Tier 2x Stout


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Southern Tier.  It is their 2x 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 milk stout.

It has a jet black color without a head on it but there was a nice tan color head.  The aroma has a rich chocolate notes with hints of a burned coffee.  The taste has a smooth and creamy chocolate notes with a burned chocolate dry bitter finish.  It is kind of drinkable beer.

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

STYLE: Double Milk Stout
BREWED SINCE: 2011
ABV: 7.5%
FERMENTATION: : Ale yeast, two varieties of hops, three varieties of malts and lactose sugars
COLOR: Dark
EFFERVESCENCE: Light carbonation
NOSE: Roasted malts, coffee, faintly creamy
FLAVOR: Roasted malt and light sweetness, creamy with chocolatey notes and dry malt aftertaste
BITTERNESS: Medium
BODY: Medium-heavy
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 40-45ºF
GLASS: Pub glass or snifter
 AVAILABILITY: Year-round / 12oz (6pk and 24 bottle cases) / 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg
CELLARING: 40-45ºF

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.stbcbeer.com

Twitter:  @stbcbeer

In the end, I really enjoyed this stout.  I am a pretty big fan of the milk stout over all the rest of the stouts in the stouts world.  This is a great stout and it is perfect brew for dessert or just by itself.  It will go great with a nice cigar on a fall night.  There is some nice cream chocolate notes that makes you coming back for more.  I love the burned chocolate dry bitter finish.  It is kind of drinkable but it is a nice sipping brew.  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 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

New Beer Blog Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Ninkasi Brewing Double Latte Milk Sout


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In this special blog, we are going to get into fourth of twelve beers from the Sierra Nevada Brewery Beer Camp. This beer was teamed up with Ninkasi Brewing from Oregon and the beer is the Double Latta Milk Stout.   If you read my earlier beer blog posts on both of these breweries, you know the history of both of these both West Coast Breweries.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know Sierra Nevada and Ninkasi Brewing.  Let us get into stout.

It has a jet black color with a tan color head.  The aroma has a fresh coffee bean notes.  The taste has a slight sweet malty notes at first, however, back half of taste profile is coffee notes.  The coffee notes live in aftertaste.  It is a sipping beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

This cold-press milk stout features roasted grain, artist coffee and a dose of lactose for a robust body, and sweet coffee-chocolate-like flavor.

Inspired by the perennial cafe favorite.  Double Latte combines two great things: coffee and beer.  Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe.  Featuring cold-press coffee from legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugars, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat.

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

Inspired by the perennial café favorite, Double Latte combines two of the greatest things in life: good coffee and great beer. Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe. Featuring cold-press coffee from the legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugar, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat.

This young-gun brewery has a locomotive charge. A rich conversation at a local bottle shop in 2005 has morphed into a Pacific Northwest staple. Named after the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, Ninkasi’s first batch of beer was Total Domination IPA and it remains a must for those with a lupulin itch.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.ninkasibrewing.com and www.sierranevada.com

Twitter:  @ninkasibrewing and @sierranevada

Closing, this is by far my favorite beer.  I might be a hophead but I love my porters and stouts.  In the stout world, I am in love with milk stouts.  Sierra Nevada and Ninkasi Brewing had to add coffee to this stout.  This beer put me in heaven.  The coffee is not overpowering the stout and the beer.  Coffee blends in nicely with the milk stout.  It makes it nice smooth and creamy just like a Latte.  I just wished I could get a few more bottles.  I hope either brewery takes this beer and continue to make it.  This beer is worth buying this Beer Camp.  This beer is the MVP in the pack.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Rochester Mills Beer Company Milkshake Stout


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In this beer blog posts, we are going to get into the first brew on this blog from Rochester Mills Beer Company.  I am talking about Milkshake Stout.  Rochester Mills Brewery started in 1998 in Rochester Mills, Michigan.  It is located just off the downtown around.  This brewery is in one of the oldest buildings in the city.  They brew several different beer styles and package them in 16oz cans.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a jet black color without a head on this stout.  The smell is a chocolate coffee.  The taste is smooth creamy chocolate with a dark chocolate aftertaste.  It is drinkable beer but not really drinkable beer.

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

Milkshake Stout – 5.0% abv. Sweet Stout (ale)

Milkshake Stout is a sweet stout style Ale that combines four different malts along with a low hop level creating a deep dark beer featuring rich, roasted flavors. The addition of lactose (milk sugar, thus the name milkshake) adds complexity, body, and a residual sweetness that lends a smooth, creamy texture to this delightfully full-flavored brew.

Here is their website and twitter addesses:

Website:  www.beercos.com

Twitter:  @Rochmillsbeerco

In closing, this brewery has been on my radar before I moved back to Michigan from Chicago.  When I had a chance to try this beer and several  of their beers, I did it and I am really glad I did.  This brew is smooth and creamy milk chocolate notes.  This beer is like a beer milkshake like most milk stout.  It is well balance and really good.  I am glad I try it.  I am looking forward to stop by their Brewpub in the near future.  I recommend you trying this beer. Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Pipeworks Brewing Chai Dog Imperial Milk Stout


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a second brew reviewed on this blog by Pipeworks Brewing.  The brew I am talking about is their Chai Dog.  If you read my earlier beer blog, you are up to speed on the history of this young and upcoming brewery.  If you have not, please, read the blog post from yesterday to get up to speed.  Let us get into the brewery.

It has a jet black color with a semi tan head on the beer.  The smell is a heavy chai spices.  The taste is extremely creamy with heavy chai spices.  The aftertaste has a heavy chai spices that last for a long time.  It is not drinkable unless you are a chai tea coffee drinker.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Chai Dog is our Eastern answer to the coffee-centric caffeine concoctions popular here in  the West.  This silky smooth milk stout is brewed with cacao nibs, green cardamom, vanilla bean, star anise, black peppercorn and cinnamon.  This delicious blend of spices creates a balance and complexity will transport you from your local watering hole to an authentic, old tea house in the heart of Mumbai.

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Read Before Opening

This beer is Unfiltered.  Sedimentation may occur.  For best flavor, allow bottle to chill for two hours before serving allowing for the natural yeast to settle out.  Pour slowly into your favorite glass, being careful to leave sediment behind.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.pipeworksbrewing.net

Twitter:  @PipeworksBrewin

In closing, I am not a fan of this brew and it was hard to put it down.  I passed it to a friend because I could not finish it.  I have said this several times on my blog posts just because I do not like it.  It does not mean you will not like it.  I write my thoughts on this blog with truth to me.  I will have to say this about this brew.  I believe you have to be a fan of Chai Tea.  I can see some people who do not like Chai Tea liking this beer.  Please, let me know what you think of this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Revolution Brewing Mad Cow Milk Stout


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Revolution Brewing and the beer is called Mad Cow Milk Stout.  If you read my earlier blog on their Anti-Hero IPA, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog post.  Let us get into the beer.

Revolution Brewing Mad Cow Milk Stout has a jet black color without a head on it. The smell is chocolate to toffee to the beer.  The taste is a creamy chocolate beer without an aftertaste.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Mad Cow

Smooth, charcoal black stout made with lactose for a lingering sweetness.

Milk Stout

ABV  7.7%IBU  30

Profile: Smooth, charcoal black stout made with lactose

Availability: 1/6 & 22oz

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.revbrew.com

Twitter:  @revbrewchicago

In closing,  I really enjoyed this beer and this is my favorite brew from Revolution Brewing.  I love their Anti-Hero IPA also from this brewery.  It is smooth and silky beer.  It is extremely drinkable and that could get some people in trouble.  I highly recommend this beer, however, this is not my favorite milk stout I have ever had.  Mad Cow is my top five for Milk Stout.

Here is my top five Milk Stouts:

  1. Lancaster Brewing Milk Stout
  2. Milwaukee Brewing Polish Moon Milk Stout
  3. Revolution Brewing Mad Cow Milk Stout
  4. Maui Brewing Milk Stout (Brewpub only)
  5. Left Hand Milk Stout

These are all really good milk stouts and just because I put it third does not make it a bad beer.   I really enjoyed drinking them all.  Now some of these beers, I can not get in my market like Maui Brewing and Lancaster Brewing.  Left Hand is a great brew.  I just feel the rest of the breweries took their recipe and made it better.  Left Hand Milk Stout is still the same old brew and they did not change it.  I recommend you trying all these beers.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog Milwaukee Brewing Company Polish Moon Milk Stout


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Starting a new blog, we are going to get into another beer from the Milwaukee Brewing Company.  If you read my earlier blog on their Pull Chain then I do not have to bored you about the history of this brewery,  the beer that will be feature in this blog is Polish Moon Milk Stout.  Let us start get into the beer.

This beer is black in color with a dirty white head. This milk stout has a ton of carbonation in the bottle. Be careful pouring out the beer into the glass.  The smell of the beer is chocolate to roast malts with some hints of coffee.  This stout is very smooth with some burn chocolate to coffee notes flowing through the drinking experience.  For being a dark beer with ABV 4.5%, it is extremely drinkable beer.

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

Beer

This pitch black stout is teaming with rich roasted malt and coffee flavors. The addition of milk sugar tames these intense flavors with a silky sweetness. A very easy drinking, full bodied beer.

History

Built in 1962, the Allen-Bradley clock tower has become a Milwaukee landmark. Until recently, it was the largest four sided clock in the world, rising 280 feet in the air with each face having a diameter of 40 feet.

Located on Milwaukee’s south side, the clock tower quickly got the nickname “Polish Moon” because of the large Polish population in the neighborhood. With a bar on every corner, it was a fun place for neighbors and friends to get together and have impromptu parties

Brewer

One of my favorite winter warmer beers, it’s also a fun beer to brew. First you get the super rich chocolate coffee aroma from all the dark malts. Then you add a couple hundred pound of sugar to the brew kettle, it’s almost like adding sweetner to a giant cup of coffee. What makes this a milk stout is the addition of milk sugar, or lactose sugar, to the wort. Yeast can’t eat this sugar so it remains behind after fermentation as a natural sweetner. Trying to get the balance between the milk sugar sweetness and the bitterness of the roasted malts is probably the trickiest part of this entire brew. We’ve been working on that balance for a couple of years now and I think we’re on the right track.

Here is a youtube video on their website (www.mkebrewing.com):

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.mkebrewing.com

Twitter:  @mkebrewco

Finishing up the beer, I really love this beer and it is in my top three beers from this brewery.  It is hard not to pick this one or their Hop Happy India Pale Ale.  It is smooth with a ton of flavor.  I love the chocolate and roasted malt notes throughout the drinking experience.  It is very well made and drinkable to where you could drink it even on the hot summer days or warm spring days.   You cannot say that about all the stouts that are in the market.  This beer has taken down Left Hand Milk Stout.  This is my number Milk Stout.  I would  try them side by side and you will see what I am talking about.  Go get some! Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser