At a time when next to no one in Australia was regularly brewing a milk stout, Batch’s take on the style became so popular in Marrickville that it forced its way into the brewery’s very hard to penetrate core range. Elsie The Milk Stout, to give the beer its full name, is a luscious creature with all the best bits of a regular stout plus a sweeter side that lifts her up another level.
She’s smooth and chocolatey, dark and toasty, and oh-so-wonderfully thick and creamy – a distinct benefit of being served on nitrogen. This is just like a chocolate milkshake, only for grown-ups. Which these days comes with added creaminess courtesy of its nitro enhancement.