This was the last Butternuts offering of the night. The previous three were okay, but nothing amazing. The last can features what looks like a running cow with a thunderbolt trailing him. The can is black, which instantly makes me think “stout.” I’ve never had a milk or sweet stout, so I’m interested in how this one is going to turn out.
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.”
Random: I haven’t tried any Oskar Blues canned beer offerings, but I’m definitely intrigued by them and they’re on my list of brews to try.
This beer poured black. No light was getting through this bad boy. The head was a tan color, which dissipated quickly with no lacing whatsoever. There is no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose has some hints of coffee and burnt malts and, a hint of a milkiness. On first sip, I think that this is way too thin for a stout. It has some flavors like coffee and chocolate, but where’s the body? Where’s the thickness I expect from a good stout? There is also a decent amount of carbonation on the brew. I also get some smokiness from the beer as well. The finish lingers with a silky chocolate taste. This is an easy stout to session, but it’s missing something for me, pretty much like all of the Butternuts brews. This brew is a B- for me.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0