The black mark in the Five Barrel range is also the sweet spot, represented with distinction by the milk stout. This rich dark beer is notable for the addition of lactose which adds a degree of sweetness as well as a smooth and creamy character that serves to shave off the jagged edges of roasted bitterness you might expect from a straighter stout. From end to end it’s full of chocolate and coffee character, making it the kind of beer you could happily push in front of someone who says they don’t like beer and watching as they slowly come around to the lush flavours it presents as it warms. Try it with dessert, or perhaps as a dessert of its own.
- Milk Stout