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: Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout
Brewer: Boston Beer Company
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.