Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #16
- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Polaris Milk Stout – Phillips Brewing, 5.5% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)
on the front-right label:
“Your guiding light in udder darkness. This robust, sweet, velvety, roasted stout delivers a silky smooth mouthfeel and a coffee/cocoa flavour with a hint of milk chocolate. A perfect companion for contemplating life and staring into the heavens.”
- Style: (flavoured; Milk) Stout
- Taste: Thinnish light roast coffee chocolate malt bittersweet hints of milkiness
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: solid, but not noteworthy.
Visual: Pours deep dark brown with large bits of suspended sediment, no head, super thin ringed retention, no visible activity.
Nose: light roast, coffee, soy sauce. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp, micro-fizzy
Mid-palate: thin viscosity, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) chocolate malt, caramel, light roast coffee -> micro-fizzy/tingly
Finish: background invasive sourness, cola malty bittersweet roasted exhale.
Summary: Straightforward drinkable sweet stout with hints of milkiness. It drinks a little watery and has some sourness near the finish which I didn’t particularly dig. Decent overall, but unremarkable.