Brewery: Beau’s Brewing Co. (Vankleek Hill, Canada)
Type: Milk Stout
Thoughts: Seven Types of Malts. Pours with a nice head with lot of retention- small little bubbles cream color like a root beer. It glows a coppery brown at the edges and looks heavy to the shake- lots of loud (not sound) movement in the glass. It smells sweet and creamy. It has a lovely mouthfeel – not too creamy or heavy just smooth and gentle. It’s got a very easygoing nature about it- and yet slowly unfurls even after it’s gone. I’m a little uninterested in it. Is this a sessionable stout? Sorry, I know you hate that word by now. But it’s an entry level stout for the kids.
I’m not sure if this is deliberate or not, but this beer is like Tom Green. His comedy was too silly and simplistic for most adults, (running onto live children’s soccer games, tossing salads in suitcases with a straight face) so kids who weren’t allowed to watch because of language and content had to hide it from their parents because they wanted to like it, even though they didn’t get a lot of it. So it’s almost for everyone, but actually fully satisfies no-one. This beer might be the same thing; too simplistic for a true stout drinker, but not actually going to provide real pleasure to the newcomer to dark beer because it’s half chocolate milk and half beer. The adult will feel too hold for him, and the kid won’t get everything out of it. Maybe…….. or maybe not. Beer for thought….