Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Lancaster Milk Stout
Lancaster Brewing Company
Milk Stout 5.30% ABV
Later this winter during Stout Season I will probably have a separate posting on all the stout styles but for now here is my take on Milk Stout. Milk stouts do not have milk in them but they do have added sugars that are not consumed by the yeast; mainly lactose. So these left over lactose sugars give this style stout a very sweet and creamy mouth feel and taste, along of course with all the traditional heavy roasted malt flavors that you have in all stouts. So when you see milk stout expect a sweet creamy stout.
Pours a very dark completely opaque brown almost black, “Stout Black” as some would say. There may be just a hint of reddish light on the bottom edge of the glass. This beer also produced a nice thick and fairly creamy tan head.