Friday, 15 December 2017

The 2-4 Beers of Christmas Day 4: Raspberry Coco Lait

Beer # 394 Raspbeery Coco Lait
Moonlight Kettle Series

Brewery: Muskoka Brewery

 Independent MicroBrewery    Est.:  1996

Location: Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
Beer Style: Flavoured Milk Stout
ABV: 4.5%      IBU: 25
Format: Aluminum Can  Size: 473 ml
Cost: $3.25 CAD     Purchased At: The Brewery

Back with another Moonlight Kettle series. This one was actually February's release, but I believe this was a re-issue for the holiday season. (I could be wrong). Milk stouts are wonderful. I keep forgetting how much I love them and I wish there were more on the market. For those of you who do not know what it is. A milk stout has had Lactose added to the brew for a hint of creamy sweetness. Tonight's beer has also has cocoa and raspberries added to it to give it a chocolaty-raspberry milkshake kind of feel. 

Ok... I'm sold. Let's try this

Pours a deep chestnut brown with a fluffy tan head made up of small bubbles. Aroma is chocolate raspberries a touch of smoke and dark caramel. Hints of earthy dark malts mingle with touches of wood. First sip is sweet and warming raspberry dripping in chocolate. Lips are left sticky from the lactose, hints of coffee and caramel and a nice earthy finish. Aeration brings out some caramelization, notes of toast and smoky malt.

Impressions: Fail, So-so, Pass, Exceptional 

Cost: 5/6 PASS

Colour: 5/6 PASS
Beer Style: 5/6 PASS
Re-Order:  5/6 PASS
Experience: 5/6 PASS
Christmas Cheer 6/6 EXCEPTIONAL

Final Thoughts:

Great beer. An excellent example of a well-rounded milk stout. very flavourful and very Christmassy. These are still available at the Brewery.


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