Espresso Milk Stout – Whistle Punk Brewing Co.

 

Brewer’s notes:

Imperial milk stout aged on Anvil Coffee, small batch bourbon, and vanilla beans. Big coffee aroma and a sweet finish, with notes of vanilla and oak.

Let me ask you right up front, have you ever had a good espresso? I’m not talking Starbucks or Dutch Bros, I’m talking about a good even roasted espresso made diligently by a barista who really cares. You’ll find yourself reminiscent of this when you get a good whiff of the espresso flavor as you bring your glass up for a drink. Whistle Punk‘s Espresso Milk Stout really stands out in their brew line-up as one of their few dark beers but truly demonstrates their abilities as a brewery as it’s nothing like anything else on the tap list.

The choice from Whistle Punk to make this a milk stout instead of just a plain stout is really important, primarily because the lactose base makes this drink one of the smoothest espresso stouts I’ve had the pleasure to drink. With an ABV of 7.1%, this brew rolls in slightly higher than the Indaba Espresso Stout we previously talked about and makes this a beer best enjoyed later in the evening. The final thing I wanted to touch on is food. I found myself wanting a large stack of pancakes, bacon, eggs, and some warm biscuits for dinner to go along with this exceptional brew.

Closing everything out, next time you’re visiting Whistle Punk and you have a craving for coffee and dark beer please do yourself a favor and pick yourself up a pint of the Espresso Milk Stout.

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Indaba Espresso Stout – Black Label Brewing

 

Brewer’s notes:

Using local coffee company Indaba’s Bowl & Pitcher dark roast blend. It was a dark roast flavor on an oatmeal base. Creamy head with a sweet espresso nose.

You can’t get any more local than Black Label‘s Indaba Espresso Stout. Blending local coffee company Indaba’s fresh roasted coffee and Black Label’s stupendous stout recipe is a match made in heaven for your taste buds! This beer isn’t for everyone though – if you’re not a fan of coffee you may want to shy away from this brew because, if it isn’t obvious yet, there’s a strong in-your-face coffee flavor that you cannot miss!  I’ll be honest, the few times I’ve tried it the oatmeal base doesn’t come through as much as I was expecting. This brew would go great with your dessert, but don’t rush through your drink because you will want to enjoy every single note of coffee. Take your time with this one, kick back on the patio at Black Label or enjoy in the comfort of your own home… just make sure to set aside some time because one is enough when it comes to the Indaba Espresso Stout.

Wrapping everything up, Black Label and Indaba partnered together to make a knockout coffee stout. If you’re in the area – Spokane, Washington – Then make sure you start your morning with some Indaba Coffee at one of their multiple locations and end your day with this wonderful brew at Black Label’s tasting room downtown!

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