Dirty Little Totch - Highland Brewing

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Dirty Little Totch
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: Craigory on 12-20-2013)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a rum barrel aged milk stout with toasted coconut. Growler fill from Green's Piney Grover, poured into a Highland snifter.

A: Pours a one-finger off-white head, rapidly receding to a thing ring around the edge of the glass. The body is dark, cola brown; light highlights show up when held to the light, but this beer remains mostly opaque.

S: Rum, rum, coconut; a bit of lactose sweetness, and I persuade myself that I detect a bit of cocoa powder.

T: I mean this in the best possible way--rum comes through front and center, and it tastes almost as if I had take a Guinness Extra Stout and added half a shot of dark rum and a whole shot of coconut rum. Some typical milk stout flavors show through--lactose sweetness, chocolate, a light roastiness--but the rum barrel definitely takes center stage, without this quite tasting like a glass of straight liquor.

M: Medium body, pretty straightforwardly a milk stout, with a bit of sharpness on the tongue.

O: The barrel pretty well dominates this beer. However, it does add a sweetness and complexity beyond what the standard milk stout can deliver, and the coconut peeks through nicely. It's fun, it's tasty, and I am happy to finish the two pints all by myself.

Dirty Little Totch from Highland Brewing
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