There I was, completely in awe after experiencing the mind blowing mouthful, that is the Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, the tastiest beer I’ve had to this day.
I’ve always known Firestone Brewing Co. to be solid, and to have a respectable reputation, but this beer is just ridiculous. This milk stout blows away any kind of sweet stout, brown ale ever consumed.
I never thought dark beer could be so good.
The sweet, malt complexity followed with the smoothest finish possible, this milk stout is unique in many ways. Part of the wizardry is of course the nitro, but this brilliant creation is added with lactose, or a.k.a. milk sugar.
According to Firestone Brewing, when the Velvet Merlin is brewed with this new ingredient to create Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, the effect is like to adding cream to your coffee. This brewing process is pretty cool, especially the fact itself of transforming an oatmeal stout to a milk stout.
This milk stout still is dark and roasty, but now has a smooth, sweet flavor and added roundness of body. The semi-sweet taste is bready and doughy caramel, well creamed and roasted coffee, and followed with a malty chocolate character.
This dangerously delicious stout will get you sipping all Sunday afternoon long, as it is a light beer with 5.5% ABV. Thank you Firestone Brewing Co., for introducing me to this pleasant and incredible creation.
Sh*t, my sweet tooth just got sweeter.