Brewed by Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Style: Milk Stout
Serve at 50-55°
Enjoyed from a pint glass
Not your typical “Jelly of the Month Club” beer. Dark roasted malt and bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavor and aroma burst from this pitch black milk stout. The full body and sweetness are derived from the addition of lactose (aka milk sugar) which is not fermentable by beer yeast. A healthy dose of English Kent Goldings hops provides a counterpoint to this ale’s rich and complex maltiness.
A: Pours a dark, Coca-Cola brown with a thin mocha-colored head. Nice retention, lingering to the bottom of the glass.
S: Roasted coffee, espresso, rich milk chocolate, roasted malts, subtle roasted nuts. Slightly woody without the overpowering oakiness.
T: Espresso, cocoa, dominating malt backbone. Slightly burnt with earthy hops and roasted nut flavors.
M: Medium-bodied and dry, absolutely no booziness.
O: Another delicious and satisfying from Against the Grain. This is the third or fourth brew from these guys that I’ve really enjoyed. The next time I get to Louisville, I have to grab lunch and beers at ATG. Another jewel in the Bluegrass crown.