Val picked this beer out during one of our trips to New York. It hung out in the fridge for a long time before I got to taste it. Let’s see how it was.
Style: Milk/Sweet Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The History Lesson: This beer is a unique collaboration between two iconic Rhode Island companies. A custom blend of Narragansett’s bittersweet milk Stout with dark, delicious Autocrat Coffee makes for a delightful beer that is more Rhode Island than Roger Williams himself. Since the 1890’s, Narragansett Beer and Autocrat Coffee have been home-grown Rhode Island favorites.”
Random: The brewery recommends pairing this with chocolate desserts and with meats.
The beer poured with a huge, five-finger, dark brown head. It was thick and took forever to go away. The body was dark brown, almost black. There was no carbonation visible due to the color. The nose was filled with burnt malt and old smoke. The coffee was there as well, but was also incredibly burnt. The taste was only slightly better than the nose. It had notes of nuttiness and toasted almonds. It quickly went into burnt malt and old wood smoke. It also had burnt coffee as well. There was a slight sweetness with chocolate. The body was thick with not enough carbonation. The finish was lengthy and filled with smoke and burnt coffee. A can of this was $3, which came to $.19 per ounce. I thought this beer was completely out of balance and I wouldn’t have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0