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Keegan Ale’s Mother’s Milk

Posted in Stout with tags , , on August 21, 2011 by Steve

Mother’s Milk – Brewed by Keegan Ales from Kingston, NY – ?% alcohol

I’ve lived in the Hudson Valley for approximately 20 years, and haven’t heard of or tried any of Keegan Ale’s brews. Kingston is only about 45 minutes from me, and recently I’ve heard nothing but good things about their beer, especially their Jomama’s Milk (not yet currently available in stores). Perusing my local beer store, I happened across a 6 pack of Mother’s Milk and figured what the hell.

Now, stouts aren’t usually my typical choice of beer, and something called “Mother’s Milk” kinda sceeves me out. But after hearing rave reviews for their beers and Mother’s Milk, I had to try it, especially coming from a local brewery.

This is probably the best stout I have ever tasted, hands down. Some subtle chocolate/milk/coffee flavors in there, but nothing overbearing. Goes down nice and smooth. The rule of thumb is to serve these beers between 45-55 degrees, but as I’ve said in the past, warm beer is disgusting. Taking this straight of the fridge, nice and cold, and it taste’s delicious. It’s definitively not what I was expecting. A good brew to relax with after dinner, or with a nice steak dinner, OR if you’re my boss, with some Fish Taco’s at Terrapin (the fish tacos were amazing by the way).

Overall, this is a great beer. I can’t wait to try their others which includes an IPA and some other seasonal beers. Definitely looking forward to trying more.

Final Rating –  (4 pints)