River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout

Well, I’ve royally fallen off the wagon. I’ve been staying away from beer lately and substituting for vodka. But, no more! I’m back to tasting. I also don’t get Fox down here, so no Phillies game. This does not make me happy, at all. So, I’m drowning my sorrows in a milk stout from River Horse.

ABV: 6.7%

Style: Milk/Sweet Stout

Trivia: According to wikipedia, “Milk stout (also called sweet stout or cream stout) is a stout containing lactose, a sugar derived from milk. Because lactose is unfermentable by beer yeast, it adds sweetness, body, and calories to the finished beer. Milk stout was claimed to be nutritious, and was given to nursing mothers, along with other stouts, such as Guinness. The classic surviving example of milk stout is Mackeson Stout, for which the original brewers claimed that ‘each pint contains the energising carbohydrates of 10 ounces of pure dairy milk.’ In the period just after the Second World War when rationing was in place, the British government required brewers to remove the word ‘milk’ from labels and adverts, and any imagery associated with milk.”

Random: I hate that when I don’t watch the Phils, they win.

This beer poured with a one finger tan colored head. The body itself is a dark brown, almost black with no visible carbonation. On the nose, there is definitely some coffee, and out of nowhere, raisins. This has a sweeter smell than a typical breakfast stout. On the taste, a little more carbonation than I expected, but definitely tastes like burnt coffee. That is the overwhelming flavor by far. This doesn’t have any real sweetness, which I was kind of expecting. It’s not bad, you just have to get used to the fact that this is not a sweet beer. The finish is pretty quick, quicker than expected. I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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