Beer 212/365 – Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout

Style: Milk Stout

ABV: 5.7%

Purchased at: An extra in trade

What makes this beer different: So sweet, tastes like a good ice cream float.

Will I be drinking this again: Yes, this is hands down my favorite milk stout.

Grade: A

6/8/2010: I was pretty pumped to see this as an extra in a trade I did recently. I haven’t had one in a couple years and it is no question my favorite milk-stout. This was a huge added bonus considering I traded a growler of East End Monkey-Boy for a Hunahpu. Been trying to trade for one for a long time now. Now if I can only get my hands on a Sexual Chocolate, Darkness, and Kate the Great, I will have all the “big stouts” from my most wanted list.

This beer smells like a milkshake, and tastes like a creamy ice cream float. The taste is sugary sweet, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and finished off milky. Mouthfeel is a very frothy, creamy, and honestly if you close your eyes it feels like warm milk on the tongue. This beer is super drinkable for a stout. I think I might need to pick up a case of this sometime in the near future.

Picture of the day: What its like to own an apple product.

Beer 180/365 – Coastal Extreme Brewing Newport Storm Mark

Style: Milk Stout

ABV: 7.0%

Purchased at: One of the bottles from my Superbowl Block Poll winnings

What makes this beer different: The most infected beer I have ever tasted.

Will I be drinking this again: No way in hell

Grade: D-

5/7/2010: I initially had an idea to try and drink a beer from every state in the country during the 365, but I think I might save that for next year. Maybe do one new state every week, and one new country. 50 states and 50 countries in one year? The hard part of that will be finding the beer. The hardest part of this beer a day thing is not drinking the beer, but finding the time to try and update EVERY day. Which is why I am behind by quite a few days hah. The whole point of me bringing this up on this post is that this beer is brewed in Rhode Island. I figured this would have been one of the harder state to mark off the list.

It was bound to happen at some point; an extremely infected beer. The smell was sour, the taste was sour, and so was my stomach. I actually drank this beer while visiting the parents, so I couldn’t just dump it since I did not have any back up beer on hand. The parentals only have Miller Lite in the fridge, which I have already reviewed. So I was forced to drink the infect Newport Storm, and it was painful. I have had infected beer where you can still pick up some of the ingredients/malts/hops, but this was just sour sour sour. Maybe this is a decent beer fresh, but not this particular bottle.

Picture of the day: This is probably the best anti-drug piece ever.

Beer 84/365 – Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

Style: Milk Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman Ohio

What makes this beer different: Tastes like Guinness with chocolate added

Will I be drinking this again: Yes

Grade: B+

1/31/2010: I have passed on buying this beer for years, and I’m not quite sure why because I love stouts; especially chocolate ones. Regardless I finally bought a couple to give it a try. Plus you gotta love any beer that comes in a nitro can.

So much about this beer reminds me of Guinness. The head on Young’s Double chocolate stacks up like an upside down waterfall. Smell is chocolate and lactose (milk). Taste is not as sweet as I thought, and actually reminds me more of a Irish Dry Stout than a Milk Stout. A good bit of roasted malt here, and a little bit of chocolate. Maybe I am getting too accustomed to drinking over the top beers but to be the title “Double Chocolate” is a little bit of an overstatement. I would rename is Young’s Half Chocolate Stout. Mouthfeel is creamy just like a Guinness, but maybe a bit thicker. Overall a simple easy to drink beer, I just would have liked a little tiny bit more chocolate.

Funny Picture of the day: Not sure how some of these stores get away with these names

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Beer 42 – Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout

Style: Milk Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Smoothest Milk Stout ever

Will I be drinking this again: For sure

Grade: A

12/20/2009: Special Double Cream might be the most accurate beer description ever. This beer is amazingly creamy. I poured this beer pretty slow and as you can see the head overflowed and I made a little bit of a mess.

Hops are nowhere to be found in this stout (pretty typical for milk stouts). The taste is just perfect. I mostly taste the chocolate, and the milk (lactose) in this one, followed by a little bit of a roasty flavor. It all blends together perfectly. It also is not nearly as “heavy” as it looks in the picture. This might have just jumped up to the top of my Milk Stout list right next to Lancaster Milk stout.

Published in: on December 20, 2009 at 11:02 am  Comments (1)  
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Beer 10 – Left Hand Milk Stout

Style: Milk Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Lacking taste for a milk stout

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not

Grade: B

11/18/09 This was my first beer from Left Hand and I was a little disappointed. Not a bad beer but there is really not too much taste to it for a stout. Also surprisingly it has a bit of an alcohol aftertaste for a milk stout (milk stouts are usually a bit smoother).

Published in: on November 18, 2009 at 9:52 pm  Comments (1)  
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