Purchased at: Dogwood Growlers
Brewery: Red Brick
Beer: Sacred Cow
Style: Masala Chai Milk Stout
Namaste fellow beer connoisseurs. Whether you hold the Cow as sacred, or just delicious, this beer has something for everyone. At first sip you can taste the amalgam of spices that make up Masala (a tradition Hindi spice mix). The spice characteristics give way to a great milk stout flavor. The lactose sugars sweeten it just enough but it still finishes with a nice bitterness that compliments the style. If you like Chai tea and you like milk stouts this is the beer for you. Don’t be scared of the spices they are not over powering. You know what this beer would go great with? A burger.
This beer pours a dark brown color. Slightly lighter than a typical milk stout.
The aroma hints at the Masala spices but is primarily comprised of strong roasted malt.
The mouthfeel is smooth and silky, though lighter than a traditional milk stout.
The taste is initially of Indian spices. This gives way to a well balanced milky stout with hints of toasted bread.
The finish is surprisingly bitter but not in a bad way. The bitter finish is a perfect compliment to the sweet taste.