Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #16 – Polaris Milk Stout

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Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #16

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.