Beer: Mother’s Milk
Brewery: Keegan Ales
Style: Milk Stout
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pint Glass
Drinking Establishment: Toast Uptown
Primary Consumer: Ally & Kerensa
Sight: Opaque, pitch black, with a substantial, dense tan head of 1/2 an inch when poured.
Scent: Creamy, milky caramel, like a Goetze Cow Tale or dulce de leche ice cream. Also a hint of banana, but in banana cream pie form. (Desserts on the mind, much?)
Flavor: There is an undercurrent of espresso–a slight bitterness that is almost hoppy. But this bitterness is cut by sweet creaminess, specifically like heavy cream (as opposed to regular ol’ milk).
Feel: Creamy and on the thicker side. Low carbonation.
The Mother’s Milk Stout from Kingston, NY brewery Keegan Ales is solid. The brew is creamy and sweet, but thanks to a little bit of bitterness, it’s not as cloying as a Milk–or Sweet–Stout has the potential to be (just like homemade whipped cream–it isn’t like the overly sugared ready-made versions you’d buy at the supermarket). It’s not the best of the Milk Stouts tried, but it’s still quite enjoyable.
Concluding remarks: For those who aren’t into super sweet beers, and still want to venture into the Milk Stout realm, this is the the one for you.