Again like the IPA it came without a label, which in some ways is pretty cool as you don’t quite know what to expect. It poured really dark, almost black with a huge bubbly tan coloured head.
Having never had a Milk Stout (actually I have but i can’t remember a single thing about it) I wasn’t sure if it would smell or taste of milk, it certainly had some milk notes on the nose these were slightly sour but not in a bad way, these were helped along with roasted coffee, chocolate and a tiny bit of licorice and just a hint of sweetness.
Flavour wise it was very smooth the body was thick and silky without being heavy in the slightest. It’s big on roast flavours, to the point where I was getting a lot of smokiness from it, this mellowed and the chocolate came through, I was starting to wonder where the sourness from the nose was but it didn’t come, instead I got a lovely bitter finish that was incredibly smooth and moreish.
It was a lovely beer and something that worked really well with the cheese plate I was muching on, welsh goats cheese, some local blue cheese, a few grapes and some charcoal crackers.