Mother’s Milk Stout (Keegan Ales, Kingston, NY) ABV – 6% – Straight from the Hudson Valley’s Brewery of choice, this fine milk/sweet stout is born. The aroma is fairly faint chocolate, not really overwhelming to the senses.  Maybe a hint of vanilla or cream in it. Yet it pours a thick medium-to-dark beige head on top of a dark, dark brown; nearly black beer. The head dissipates fairly quickly after each pull, but leaves a pretty fair amount of lacing in the glass, yet only briefly. But appearances mean little when the main delivery is the flavor. The taste is mostly of dark chocolate and coffee, with a slight bitterness and vanilla creaminess that lingers in the end.

This is one beer I could definitely go a few rounds with. Fellow Keg Tapper Rob LOVES this beer. I can see why. I enjoyed this the first time I had it, much like I enjoyed my first Guinness when I was man enough to understand, appreciate and enjoy it. This one though has a smoother finish from the creaminess it offers. I liked it from start to finish, and it was the finish that I got out of each pull – nice and creamy. That was what really sold me on this beer.  I’ve read that they also offer a Mother’s Milk Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrel variety. That would be a fun experiment for sure. Gonna have to look into that one…