Drink of the Week: Milk Stout

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 23, 2015 5:00 AM

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Never doubt a beverage with a cow on the label. The Milk Stout, a roasted malt and coffee ale, comes out of Left Hand Brewing Co. in Longmont, Colorado, and has won numerous awards, including two World Beer Cup gold medals. If nothing else, the Milk Stout certainly serves up something unique.

EXPERIENCE: For a beer boasting a creamy flavor, there is a surprisingly small head on the Milk Stout. The beer itself is as jet black as a fresh pot of coffee, with a full-bodied flavor as satisfying as a rich dark roast. While I tend to prefer lighter, wheat-based brews, this bittersweet beer is a great last drink of the night. And if you're a coffee lover who's getting tired of Kahlua, the Milk Stout is worth more than a little of your time.

ADVICE: Pair your bottle of Milk Stout with sweeter foods, from a chocolatey dessert to a stack of BBQ ribs. Although I haven't tried it myself, I can imagine this dark ale would mix well with Bailey's and make an apt substitute for Guinness in a twist on the Irish Car Bomb.

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