Art #20: El Lechedor (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: Oak Aged Milk Stout with Poblano Peppers, Cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla bean 6.9% ABV Bottled On: 3/26/14 From: Everett, MA Brewery’s Note: “Mexican-style milk stout brewed with poblano peppers, aged with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla beans in oak barrels. Sips like a fresh, creamy cinnamon roll!” The beer pours a deep and muddy brown, sitting in the glass as near-black. The beer forms a … Continue reading Art #20: El Lechedor (Night Shift Brewing)

Milk Stout (Mikkeller)

Style: Milk/Sweet Stout 6.0% ABV From: Gypsy Brewer, Places Unknown Brewer’s Note: “Warning: Mikkeller Milk Stout can cause excessive gas in stomach”   The beer’s label is appropriately a “Mikeller-style person” with a milk moustache. I personally find the Mikeller cartooning a bit odd and not quite to my style, but I definitely do appreciate its quirkiness. The label is artistic and simplistic with easily … Continue reading Milk Stout (Mikkeller)

Ellen’s Coffee Stout (Atlantic Brewing Company)

ABV: 5.4% Hops: Pilgrim, Goldings Malts: Black Patten, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Malted Barley, Chocolate Yeast: Nottigham From: Bar Harbor, ME Brewer’s Note: “This limited edition stout is brewed using fresh roasted coffee from our local roaster, Crooked Porch Coffee of Bar Harbor, Maine, and milk sugar in addition to barley malts. Adding a touch of natural Madagascar vanilla yields a touch of gentle sweetness and creaminess to the brew.” … Continue reading Ellen’s Coffee Stout (Atlantic Brewing Company)

Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (Left Hand Brewing Company)

Style: Nitro Milk/Sweet Stout 6.0% ABV 25 IBU’s Malts: Pale 2-Row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley, Chocolate Hops: Magnum, US Goldings Brewer’s Note: “Dark & delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be.Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is … Continue reading Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (Left Hand Brewing Company)

Organic Chocolate Stout (Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery/Tadcaster)

Style: Milk/Sweet Stout 5.0% ABV USDA Organic From: Tadcaster, United Kingdom (England) Brewer’s Note: “Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard water is drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish – this is the … Continue reading Organic Chocolate Stout (Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery/Tadcaster)

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (Wells & Young’s Brewing Company)

Style: Milk/Sweet Stout 5.2% ABV Served from a nitro can Brewer’s Note: “Pale Ale and Crystal malt, Chocolate Malt, a special blend of sugars, Fuggle and Golding hops, real dark chocolate and chocolate essence are combined to deliver a stout of with real credentials.” This particular Young’s Double Chocolate Milk Stout came in the package of pint sized nitro can.  The can has a nice … Continue reading Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (Wells & Young’s Brewing Company)

2X Stout (Southern Tier Brewing Company)

Style: Milk Stout 7.5% ABV Brewed With: 2 Varieties of Hops and 3 Types of Malts I have mixed feelings on the bottle.  I love the cows on the bottom that fan out, and I love the random upside down cows and the smaller rays of cows in between.  I like the brown and tan color scheme to depict the milk stout though it does … Continue reading 2X Stout (Southern Tier Brewing Company)