Keegan Ales Mother’s Milk

Keegan Ales
Kingston, NY
Mother’s Milk Stout

Gotta love the in-Staters. Pouring black as oil with a dark tan head that settles to a thin layer above the bruised jet darkness, this is the picture of a stout.

The aroma matches that – lactic odors rise up, mingling with dark chocolate covered espresso beans. That bitty texture is tangible through the smell alone. The first sip is full but not overwhelmingly roasted like many stouts. This is a real milk stout and the cocoa and coffee flavors rise up subtly and slowly. Fine but sparse carbonation brings a touch of bitterness to the front of the tongue but the finale is still smooth and chewy.

A good milk stout like this is a great way to add a lot of flavor and body to a beer diet that is usually rich in lagers or hoppy IPAs. This one in particular is supremely smooth and even.


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