Beavers Milk Nitro

California
United States
Beavers Milk Nitro by Belching Beaver Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

It all started with Milk Stout, our first craft beer at Belching Beaver Brewery. We’re excited to now bring it to you in a Nitro package version to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Dark in color but not in flavor, it’s an easy drinking style with notes of chocolate and roasted coffee. The beautiful cascade effect sets the tone for this creamy, silky, smooth beer. It is also the foundation of our Peanut Butter Milk Stout.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
30
Hops: 
Nugget
Malts: 
Pale Chocolate, Roasted Barely, Crystal 10, 2-Row, Rolled Oats
Judges Review 
David Sapsis's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Beaver's Milk Nitro by Belching Beaver Brewery was evaluated as a Sweet Stout (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program Category 16A) according to the BJCP guidelines.

The beer comes to me in a soft shouldered Guinness-style glass poured to perfection:  a 3/4ths inch thick créma of mocha-colored foam, with that unmistakably super-fine texture from Nitrogen, floating on a sea of  ruby-black liquid.  It is nearly opaque, and looks stoutish!

The aroma has a big and rich chocolate front, with cocoa, milk, and medium-dark roast coffee complimenting themselves above a slightly sweet backdrop.  Fantastic roast malt flavors paired with a milky sweetness makes the aroma spot on for what it aspires to.  Creamy and inviting.

The flavor is big, lush and sweet right out of the gate, with flavors of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and light-biscuit-caramel malt notes.  The mid-palate bitterness is  restrained and  modest as it should be, and while it hits with a quick herbal note, it gets washed away in the middle and late palate by the long sweet finish that actually dries out a little in the aftertaste.  The roast/chocolate malt and the apparent lactose really compliment each other and the malt/roast material flavors are really outstanding --I'm guessing UK malts.   While the beer's flavor profile shines with cocoa/chocolate and lactose flavors, the beers Nitrogen-influenced texture -and relatively thin body  add an additional creaminess to the beer giving it both a lush and refreshingly quick finish.   That is, the sweetness is very much there, but in no way cloying, and that gives a lot of credit to a beer that balances hard  to the sweet.  In sum, this is a fine sweet stout with great English pedigree, that is not cloying and shouldn't be considered a dessert beer, but rather a nice roasty-sweet beer to be enjoyed  by the pint.  Speaking of pints,  as far as pub-fare  that I'd pair: corned beef with hot mustard on Jewish Rye sounds spot on.   Lets see what I have in the larder...

Brewery Introduction

Belching Beaver Brewery came from a desire to make great beer and have a Dam good time doing it. When we started the company we wanted to do two things: First, have a brand that offered quality craft beer but was whimsical and fun to inspire good times.

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