Stone Coffee Milk Stout

Stone Coffee Milk Stout

A bittersweet & creamy coffee-laced stout

We’ve discovered through delicious trial and no error the awesome roasty character that comes from adding coffee beans to just about any beer style. Instead of going for an imperial, we set out to brew a mellow java beer that would allow all of us to enjoy sip after sip, pour after pour, of a traditional, tasty English-style milk stout. The mild bitterness of the roasted coffee is balanced out brilliantly by milk sugar for a touch of sweetness and creaminess to the stout’s smooth, easy-drinking texture. Cheers to the artful coalescence of two highly artisanal (and delectable) mediums.

October 5, 2015

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Milk Stout
5%
12oz six-packs & draft
StoneCoffeeMilkStout
Roasty, coffee, malty
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Drink fresh or cellar up to 12 months
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Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
,
Brewmaster
Appearance
Pours black with a thick brown head.
Aroma
Dark-roasted malts give off coffee and cocoa, with hints of smokiness.
Taste
Pronounced coffee and dark-roasted malt flavors that contain hints of cocoa and licorice, and a lot of fruit esters from the fermentation. This is a very malty beer.
Palate
Light-bodied and smooth, with a semisweet but also slightly dry finish.
Overall
Stone Brewer Brian Gallagher was spending some time working on our 10-barrel brewhouse at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station when he came up with this beer recipe and brewed it with Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham. His creation was a hit for everyone who tried it, and I’m excited that we are able to release this to our fans nationwide. Several unique things about this formulation make the beer special, including the addition of San Diego coffee roaster Ryan Bros’ coffee beans in the mash. We also use British mild ale malt as the base malt and the addition of milk sugar, which brewer’s yeast does not ferment. These components add some body and a touch of sweetness to the resulting beer. At only 5% ABV, some might expect this beer to be thin, but that’s far from the truth; it is a smooth and satisfying beer.

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak
,
Craft Beer Ambassador
Appetizers
Bacon-wrapped dates, roasted chestnuts, leek-stuffed mushrooms, beef satay, oysters on the half shell
Soups
Cream of mushroom, beef and barley, French onion, split pea
Entrées
Prime rib, baby back ribs, blue cheese portobello burgers, black bean and cheese enchiladas
Cheeses
Aged Gouda, Gorgonzola Dolce, Maytag Blue, Tumalo Farms Pondhopper
Desserts
Chocolate lava cake, tiramisu, vanilla ice cream, s’mores
Cigars
Padrón 3000, Rocky Patel Decade, Gurkha Park Avenue Maduro, Oliva Serie G Maduro
October 5, 2015
Proper Name: 
Stone Coffee Milk Stout
ABV: 
5%
August 4, 2014
Proper Name: 
Stone Coffee Milk Stout
ABV: 
4.2%