Cookies & Cream Stout

Cookies & Cream Stout, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Sweet and creamy milk stout with cocoa, vanilla, and lactose.

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ABV: 
10.5%
IBUs: 
44
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cookies & Cream Stout by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (2015 BJCP Category 30A) with additions of cocoa, vanilla and lactose on a sweet stout base. True to its style, this beer is inky black with a small, tight, dark brown head that lingers around the edge of the glass. Moderate dark chocolate, earthy coffee, cherry, restrained caramel and toast are immediately perceived. No hop aroma. Restrained vanilla rounds out any roughness from the rich, roasted malt. The flavor is reminiscent of a cookies and cream milkshake. Forward toasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, slight dark stone fruits such as cherry along with moderately sweet vanilla creme all blend together in a harmonious marriage. Low hop bitterness tilts the balance to malt. Although well attenuated, the semi-sweet finish gives a dessert-like impression especially with the moderately full, velvety body. No hop flavor. Another solid offering from Wild Leap, the concept was well-constructed and fermented. Subtle nuances provide intrigue where many offerings in the style are sickly sweet shadows of this version.

Brewery Introduction

Something is brewing in historic downtown LaGrange. What was once the Westbrook Service & Tire Co. building has become the home of Wild Leap Brew Co., the first brewery to locate in LaGrange. Wild Leap features a tasting room, large event space and an outdoor beer garden that looks upon a... Read More

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