|Brewery:||Wiseacre Brewing Co.|
|Style||Coffee Milk Stout|
Best Quote During Tasting
Coolio probably never even met Michelle Pfeiffer.
|Aroma - It's hard to tell which is more dominant, the coffee or the chocolate. The earthy and roasted character from the coffee blend wonderfully with the sweet milk chocolate from the malts in the beer. The coffee also gives off a cold brewed vibe of a dark roast so the coffee alone provides a lot of layers.|
|Appearance - While it's nearly black, I'd say the beer is a deep brown. The head is an off-white, nearly tan with a ring that forms around the edges of the glass but is almost completely absent in the middle of the beer.|
|Flavor - The balance is awesome but the coffee is just huge. Absolutely huge. It's extremely roasty and is followed up with some subtle earthiness. The sweet malts come in to fight off the bitterness (from the coffee, not hops) and do a great job even though they're overmatched. The sweetness is of milk chocolate and right as you swallow, some nuttiness from what I assume is oats makes it's way into the picture.|
|Mouthfeel - The carbonation is a little bigger than expected at medium+ and the body is medium. There is a slight slickness to the beer but the lively carbonation makes it easy to drink.|
Overall Impression - I've actually had this beer a few times. It's never disappointed. This may be the most coffee I've gotten out of a can, though so by all means try to find it fresh. I wanted to use the term "ashy" a few times in the review but I didn't want to turn anyone off. As far as I'm concerned, that word would tell you how dark the coffee tasted and not be indicative of an off-flavor or carry any negative connotation. Add in the sweetness of the beer and this one's a well-balanced winner. If you're a coffee drinker or a coffee beer fan, this is one you won't want to miss.
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