Day 17: Coconut Merlin Milk Stout, Nitro Coffee Milk Stout, Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey

On December 17th, 2019, it was a very cold day in the single digits this morning.  We both have milk stouts tonight, along with a cinnamon whiskey, which was pretty exciting.


Out of the stout advent box is Firestone Coconut Merlin Milk Stout.  Beer Before Glory is what it says on the can.  This is brewed and canned by Firestone Walker Brewing Company out of Paso Robles, CA.  At 5.5% ABV, you can somewhat taste the coconut but it is not overpowering at all.

Out of the standard advent box, is one that was in the stout advent box before, which was fine – this time I could enjoy it!  This is Steep Drop!, brewed with Fair Trade, small batch coffee.  This is a nitro coffee milk stout and brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company out of Kansas City, MO.  At 5.2% ABV, this is a great stout to drink – especially on a cold night.

Our shot of the night is Chinook Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey, with a hint of spice.  This one burns, but is good.  At 44.9% ABV, that would probably explain the burn, but is a good sipper.


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