With warmer weather almost upon us, I wanted to make sure I got another stout under my belt while it’s still technically winter. I happened upon this particular brew while picking up beer for my I Am Providence review and couldn’t resist getting a six-pack of this as well.
Beer Name: Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout
Brewer: Narragansett Brewing Company
Style: Milk Stout
Description: This beer was the result of a collaboration between Narragansett and another long-lived Providence, RI company: Autocrat Coffee. You can get the details here. The six-pack of 16 oz. tall boy cans came at the very nice price of $8.50.
Pour Info: Refrigerated 16 oz. can into my new snifter glass.
Appearance: As expected of the style, this poured a deep, dark brown body with a thin tan head that mostly fizzed away.
Smell: Light coffee smell as soon as the can was opened.
Taste: It had a light yet steady coffee taste throughout that peaked towards the end. On the finish, the beer picked up a sweet creamy taste that blended into a hint of even more roasted coffee. Subtle yet flavorful.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy like you would expect for the style, but it felt a bit thinner than I was anticipating. Carbonation level was low.
Hype Factor: Not much I suppose, but this beer did made a good impression on me the first time I had it about a year ago. It gets bonus points because that first time was during an impromptu visit to my old college drinking spot – the Blarney Stone in Worcester, MA.
Overall: A good beer and another one that was quite satisfying despite not having over the top flavors. I was happy with this pickup, especially since it came at such a reasonable price. Fans of the style should do themselves a favor and check this out.