Dark Horse Too Cream Stout

I picked this brew up from one of my favorite Pennsylvania beer stores, The Craft Beer Outlet. It’s on the outskirts of Philly and we stopped on the way to a Memorial Day party in Fishtown. We needed to buy a six-pack of beer and I picked up some review beer as well. This one happened to be on the sale rack (you can see the price on the brightly colored tag) and was originally released in November. Let’s see if it was still good.

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ABV: 7.5%

Style: Milk/Sweet Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Number Two – This beer is made with milk sugar (lactose) which gives this beer a nice creamy mouth feel which mingles with hints of chocolate and roasty flavors.”

Random: I only have one more beer of this series to find. I have a feeling that I will have to wait until October, since that’s when it will next be released.

This brew poured with a two finger tan head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was an inky, dark brown color that was almost black. There was no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was more complex than I was used to for a milk stout. It had the expected lactose and roasted malts. There was also milk chocolate, coffee and a bit of cookie dough as well. The taste was just as good. I got lactose and coffee along with milk and dark chocolate. One of the flavors that I got that wasn’t apparent in the nose was smoke. The alcohol was hidden as well. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. It had a long and roasty finish with chocolate and lactose. I was pleasantly surprised by the beer and it was definitely would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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