Ska Brewing Co. Steel Toe Milk Stout
What the brewers say
This traditional English cream stout is brewed with actual milk sugar to create a creamy and sweet brew that will make you mooo for more.
What our panel thought
Light black pour with ruby highlights. Lightly roasted coffee with a pleasant touch of caramel tempts into the first sip. An assertive roast character comes straight to the fore followed by layers of vanilla and light coffee, but the roast has a slightly ashy edge. While the nose promises some sweetness, the effect is quite a bit drier than expected. The roasted malt cuts through the sweetness a bit while leaving a nice round body and sweet finish without being too sweet. As it warms, some of those burnt notes strengthen in the nose.
What our editors thought
A sharp Tootsie Roll nose with deeper undertones leads into a warm chocolate sip with a balanced sweet-ness and just enough body to keep it interesting. Clean, crisp, and crushable.