i LOVE the milk stout nitro from the left hand brewing company (longmont, CO), so i was incredibly excited to find this stout (ABV 5%) from the reden brewery in the city of swietochlowice in southern poland. before i start, we need to discuss the spelling of this stout, "MILCoffeeL". what is the significance of the capital letters? i have decided to shoot a quick e-mail to the brewers.
the MILCoffeeL poured smooth and formed a beautiful head. it boasted a solid, dark espresso with hints of dark chocolate, which dazzled in the evening light. the subtle coffee scent had me eager for the first taste. i appreciated the flavors of milk, coffee, and caramel with just the right amount of bitterness. i do miss how the milk stout nitro pours, but here in warsaw, i think i may have just found my new favorite beer!
laskie is a wheat beer with an ABV of 6%. like the herbowe (beer #1), the laskie poured smooth with little head. i have started to think that the koreb brewery may have similar processes for all of their products(?). similar to other wheat beers, the laskie had a cloudy gold appearance. however, it lacked the familiar citrus aromas that i have grown accustomed to with the typical wheat.
i noticed the absence of any herbal complexities, and its wateriness was a bit disappointing. the laskie was an under-performer, and i fear a trend with this brewery.
my administrative assistant (janina) recently got me a sampler of craft beer from a polish microbrewery, koreb, which is located in the town of lask.
herbowe is a "spiced dark beer" with an ABV of 5.6%. the herbowe poured smooth with little head and subtle lacing. visibly brown, the clear and clean appearance was inviting. as advertised, it did have a spicy aroma, which piqued my interest. the taste was a wee flat, which can be best characterized by a sweet herbal flavor. overall, it was a decent experience best suited for fall/winter.