Since this is the Holiday season, it must also be Stout season. There is at least one new stout release every single day and while it seems like a lot right now, it helps when the dog days of IPA (I mean summer) are here and you have stocked up on stouts now! Tonight I enjoyed Milk & Cookies, a release from our friends in Asheville, NC – Wicked Weed! Enjoyable yes, memorable no- although I wouldn’t mind these Milk & Cookies on Christmas Eve! It had a nice flavor palate but seemed a bit thin in the mouth. I like my stouts with a bit more thickness to them.
My beer cooler is packed to the gills with Stouts (and a stray Heady Topper and Second Fiddle), so I best get back to making some room for more stouts. I am assembling my year end awards, so check back in a week or two and we can let the debates begin!