Brew Review-Wachusett Milk Stout
A friend of mine back in Massachusetts sent to me a “care package”. This care package is the best kind of care package. Within its cardboard walls, it contained 6 big bottles of fine craft beer. I can’t describe how wonderful a care package of this kind is.
A great feature of receiving a box like this, is getting beers that are unavailable here in D.C. One of the beers came from Wachusett Brewing Company. I consider them one of the best little breweries around. They make a series of solid beers. The only sad part is that their distribution reach is pretty small (really only in New England). Plus one of the founders is a fraternity brother of mine (Hey Ned! Send down some beer!).
In this package was the Wachusett Milk Stout, a beer I was looking forward to trying. I enjoy most stouts and have enjoyed my share of milk stouts in the past. It was time to try one from an old friend.
The Wachusett Milk Stout pours a deep brown, nearly black, color with a light creamy head. The aroma is mostly coffee with that mild sour milk scent. The flavor was great. A nice creamy, malty sweetness with some coffee and mild chocolate notes. The finish has a mild sourness from the lactose and a slight bitterness from the coffee taste. It would definitely rival Duck Rabbit’s.
If you have the opportunity to get it (lucky people in New England), pick it up. It’s a nice sweet treat.