Beer Review: Stone Coffee Milk Stout

Beer: Coffee Milk Stout
Brewer: Stone Brewing Co.
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.5 of 10)
Comments: Charcoal black with a thick cream head.  The smell, appropriately, is like freshly-roasted coffee beans.  The coffee flavor isn’t strong but this is definitely a well-balanced stout, smooth and sweet.  The head dissipates rapidly and leaves no lace.


Beer Review: Left Hand Milk Stout (bottle)

BeerLeft Hand Milk Stout
BrewerLeft Hand Brewing Company
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.5 of 10)
Comments: This stout beer is black, with a thin, buff-colored head and tiny bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.  The aroma is sweet and kind of musty.  The taste is burnt coffee with a hint of a peat fire in an Irish pub.  A fairly run-of-the mill stout, but good enough for a snowy winter’s night.

I previously reviewed the nitro-tap version of this beer.

Beer Review: Samuel Adams Merry Maker

Beer: Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout
Brewer: Boston Beer Company
Source: Draft
Rating: ** (6.8 of 10)
Comments: In a small tulip-glass, this beer pours out inky black with a tan finger-width head.  The aroma is suitably Christmas-y with bread, ginger, and cinnamon.  The flavor is full of spice and rich sweetness.  The alcohol content is high so it left me buzzing.  An interesting treat for the holidays but not an everyday beer.

Beer Review: Young’s Chocolate Stout

Beer: Young’s Chocolate Stout
Brewer: Wells and Young Ltd.
Source: Draft
Rating: (8.0 of 10) ****
Comments: Two of my favorite things – chocolate and stout – and they work so well together.  It’s a dark beer with a thick head and the scent of chocolate is immediately apparent.  The taste gets both the chocolate and the stout right with a silky cream mouthfeel.  I could probably drink these all day although they are a bit filling.

Beer Reviews: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout

Beer: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
Brewer: Left Hand Brewing Company
Source: Nitro-tap
Rating: *** (7.2 of 10)
Comments: A nice dark black stout with lots of carbonation and a thin but dense head.  It gives off a sweet and peaty aroma.  The taste is sweet with caramel overtones and a bitter aftertaste.  The head persists and leaves light lacing.  It’s a decent stout that’s drinkable and fulfilling.