Prickly Pear Espresso Milk Stout
5 Seasons Westside

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
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4.42 | pDev: 0%
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5 Seasons Westside
 
Georgia, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub.

Pours black with a 1.5-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts and even smoother light coffee. Also present are slight amounts of dark chocolate and lactose. As the beer warms light tropical fruit aromas waft out as well.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Equal parts roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are solid amounts of smooth espresso flavors. Midway through the sip the flavor profile sweetens slightly with the addition of lactose. Finally, near the end of the sip heavy fruit flavors work their way into things, similar to pears but with hints of guava and papaya. The subtle fruit flavors, espresso, and roasted malts carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass very quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was impressed with this beer after my first sip and even more so after the light prickly pear flavors came into play. A very interesting beer and likely by favorite non-barrel-aged, non-Belgian beer I’ve had here.

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Prickly Pear Espresso Milk Stout from 5 Seasons Westside
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 1 ratings