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Con Leche Horchata Style Milk Stout | Twin Sails Brewing

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4.15/5
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Con Leche Horchata Style Milk StoutCon Leche Horchata Style Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twin Sails Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
twinsailsbrewing.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Horchata style Milk Stout, brewed with coffee, vanilla and cinnamon. It pours dark black with a thick mocha head and strong aromatics of espresso and spice.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,692
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
19
pDev:
6.99%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This pours a super nice dark brown/black color and is certainly opaque in nature....the head is caramel color and starts about two fingers in thickness, eventually settling down into a semi thick layer over the brew itself.....it contains wee tight bubbles and the layer sticks around for the duration of the drink! Lacing is quite heavy with artistic drawings surrounding the inside of the glass....you must see to believe! Overall a jolly good looking bevy!!

S- Piles of heavy dark roast black coffee....the concentration of the aromas suggests cold pressed too. Postum notes, pure cocoa powder, slightly peanut buttery tones, smooth vanilla and even lingering hints of the cinnamon used....the spice just hits my nostrils with a slight pinch!

T- Rich creamy nutty coffee best explains the flavor of this Stout. Smooth vanilla, plenty of burnt (black) malt dryness, deep dark chocolate, burnt almond nuttiness, slight spice on the finish and plenty of Earthiness.....overall this reminds me fully of the Cafe au Lait that I enjoyed years ago in New Orleans flavor-wise.

M/O- Velvety creamy mouthfeel and the body leans towards the full end of the spectrum.....carbonation is smooth! The higher alcohol (7.5%) is superbly well hidden and the robustness of the Stout is most definitely a masculine type of brew! Flavors lingers longingly on the palate, begging for the next sip to take place and while this does greatly on its' own, I can see this pairing well with strong cheeses as an after dinner treat! Will pick up again and highly recommend! Horchata!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coffee notes with vanilla and cinnamon notes is quite enticing. Taste is a mix of floral coffee notes with vanilla and cinnamon notes with lactose notes to balance flavours. Body is full for style with good carbonation. Super enjoyable stout with just the right amount of adjunct.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Body is deceptively deep dark brown yielding to cola highlights in the corners. Snowcap of off brown head that settles in trubtastically. Good lacing.

Ooh nose has some enticing subtlety, lacing creamy espresso and chocolate with sweet milky notes and a light nuttiness. Nails the horchata influence really well in my opinion.

Flavour is similar. Sweet, with light notes of milk, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and just a touch of spice. Again, captures the watery milky nature of horchata really well.

Body is thin for my preference, but again works for the style twist they are going for. Spice starts to build after about half the glass, and it gets to feeling hotter than I typically associate with 7.5%. Sharp carbonation augments both of these components.

Overall this is a really enjoyable brew that I think nails what it sets out to do really well.

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Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of smekermann
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml can, an offering brought back from the commercial dead, it would seem.

This beer pours a pretty solid black, with the barest of amber basal edges, and three zaftig fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly brown head, which leaves some stellar tightly webbed lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, a free-range ashiness, acrid cafe-au-lait, real vanilla pods, some subtle musty spiciness, plain bittersweet cocoa powder, and some well understated earthy, weedy, and floral noble hops. The taste is semi-sweet, bready and grainy caramel malt, medium dark, vanilla-flecked chocolate, further edgy and milky coffee grounds, a still rather plain and hard to pinpoint metallic spice essence, and more wan leafy, earthy, and dead floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back in its quotidian frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and more or less smooth, with a weak airy creaminess struggling to get out of the gate here. It finishes well off-dry, the cocoa, coffee, cream, and sure, spice really working the lingering circuit.

Overall - this comes across as a rather flavourful stout, with the inherent characteristics of Horchata essentially lost on this very white Canadian guy. At any rate, I can recognize well-made brews when I encounter them, and yeah, Con Leche (the beer) is certainly resplendent in that respect.

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Photo of rrock44
4.99/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chickenm
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rutager
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ghrymm
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 473ml can. 18 IBU
A: Pours a flat looking super dark brown. Zero head no lacing.
S: Coffee,chocolate and toffee a real nice sweet nose.
T: Coffee notes with a slight sour acid from the lactose.
F: Medium body it could use a bit more carbonation.
O: Pretty good overall the milk in this one seems to take over the flavor profile somewhat.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derdtheterd
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Con Leche Horchata Style Milk Stout from Twin Sails Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 19 ratings