Do What Momma Tells You! Drink Your Mother’s Milk…

Mother’s Milk Stout (Keegan Ales, Kingston, NY) ABV – 6% – Straight from the Hudson Valley’s Brewery of choice, this fine milk/sweet stout is born. The aroma is fairly faint chocolate, not really overwhelming to the senses.  Maybe a hint of vanilla or cream in it. Yet it pours a thick medium-to-dark beige head on top of a dark, dark brown; nearly black beer. The head dissipates fairly quickly after each pull, but leaves a pretty fair amount of lacing in the glass, yet only briefly. But appearances mean little when the main delivery is the flavor. The taste is mostly of dark chocolate and coffee, with a slight bitterness and vanilla creaminess that lingers in the end.

This is one beer I could definitely go a few rounds with. Fellow Keg Tapper Rob LOVES this beer. I can see why. I enjoyed this the first time I had it, much like I enjoyed my first Guinness when I was man enough to understand, appreciate and enjoy it. This one though has a smoother finish from the creaminess it offers. I liked it from start to finish, and it was the finish that I got out of each pull – nice and creamy. That was what really sold me on this beer.  I’ve read that they also offer a Mother’s Milk Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrel variety. That would be a fun experiment for sure. Gonna have to look into that one…

 

About Jason M

Texas Style - Having grown up down south, I've grown an appreciation for the "bigger is better" mantra. Bigger and bolder flavor is something I crave in my beers. Some people are hop-heads, all they drink are IPA's and other hoppy beers. Others are big on wheat beers. Some like it dark. Me? I'm an all-the-above kind of guy. I've had a love for all varieties since I was young and that has not changed. Good beer is good beer.

I'm constantly seeking out the latest and greatest new variety, because despite having an old-time favorite beer, drinking the same old flavors over and over gets old. That being said, I've got to try something new, explore my boundaries. After all, variety is the spice of life, no?

Favorite Beers - Unibroue La Fin du Monde, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine

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