Thursday, November 8, 2012

International Stout Day

Got Milk?

Milk Stout, that is. And not just any Milk Stout... Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro! When a beer, typically a stout, is dispensed with nitrogen, it pours creamy and contains less carbonation. Most draught beer is dispensed with either pure carbon dioxide or a blend that contains nitrogen. Some canned beer, like Guinness, are packaged with nitrogen and a ball like widget floating in the can that creates the creamy head. Left Hand's special bottle creates this creamy head without the widget... as long as you pour it hard.

So, poured it hard I did!

The beer cascades into the glass starting tan and gradually turning black in about 30 seconds. When it is through cascading, a tan head settles on top - milky and lumpy. Chocolate and coffee overtones come through on the aroma and taste. It has a wonderful milky mouthfeel. It really is an outstanding beer.

I have had the pleasure of enjoying this beer both as draught and bottle. I really couldn't tell much difference. So it's the FIRST beer I thought of for International Stout Day. Stout beers are my ultimate favorite - one of the few perks of cold weather (there aren't many). If you love stout beer, I highly recommend you give this one a try.

Cheers to the dark side!


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