Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lancaster Brewing Company - Milk Stout

Purchased From: Beltway Fine Wine
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a mug

Lancaster's Milk Stout, undoubtedly fortified with lactose sugar for smoother dairy-like texture, pours a very dark, nearly black body. The head is an even brown with a thin cream consistency. The retention is moderate, but there isn't much lacing at all. The initial aroma carries a definitive, fresh whipped cream element with bits of roasted coffee and huge chocolate notes.

The adjunct milk sugars show through prominently with an effortlessly smooth mouthfeel. A light tingling carbonation is underlying, but is clearly second to the polished texture of the beer. The beer is very aromatic up front, showcasing its well-rounded chocolate and coffee components. The sweetness blends nicely with the roasted barley smokiness of the beer.

Final Verdict: B+

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