An experiment – I tried Milk Stout by @lefthandbrewing in 2013 and absolutely loved it, this stout tastes like melted chocolate ice cream in s glass. I rated it 5/5.
In 2014 I got a bottle of it in a beer subscription box from Beer Hawk. The beer ticker in me was disappointed it wasn’t a new beer. So I decided to do a little experiment and see if I could age it for 5 years. I did some research and people had done this before with mixed results so I figured I would give it a go. It is now 2019 and the 5 years has passed and I’ve managed not to drink it! I’m having a destash so decided it was time to crack this open. The chocolate has faded and it is now more malty and smoky. It’s not a good as a fresh one, but still a pleasant stout. Experiment over!
Milk Stout – 2014 Vintage by Left Handed Brewing
Malt forward. Opaque black with some red around the edges. A fizzy, bubbly tan head. Strong, sweet malt aroma, maybe a bit of coffee, an aroma that reminds me of a brew house. Oily mouthfeel, liquorice, slight smokiness and very sweet malt.