Fernie Brewing – Java The Hut Coffee Milk Stout

Overview

Fernie Brewing – Java The Hut Coffee Milk Stout Review

Fernie’s Java the Hut debuted in 2015, and became a seasonal staple. It’s a coffee stout with a twist: lactose added to create a ‘Coffee Milk Stout’. Is it a double-double in a pint glass? It’s about time we reviewed this to find out.

This beer threw a nice head and left substantial lacing in our glass. Colour is extremely dark brown to the point of black. It’s full-bodied with good mouthfeel.

The beer is very drinkable; the coffee flavour is mellow and not overwhelming. Those looking for a strong espresso-like experience may prefer other coffee-focussed stouts, but this blend is rich and flavourful as it is. In a way, it is like a nice latte to enjoy before bed that won’t keep you up.

Fernie Brewing Releases Java the Hut Coffee Milk Stout

  • (4)
    Appearance
  • (3.75)
    Aroma
  • (3.5)
    Palate
  • (4.25)
    Flavour
  • (4.25)
    Overall Enjoyment
3.9

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Very Dark Brown, near Black
  • Head Size & Retention: Big/rocky head/serious lace
  • Carbonation: Fully Carbonated
  • Balance: Very Malty
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Biscuity/Bready, Caramel, Rich/Sweet, Coffee or Chocolate, Nutty, Toasty/Roasty
  • Hop Characteristics: Piney or Woody
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Coffee Beans, Lactose
  • Palate: Full Bodied, Creamy, Soft or Silky

Summary

The beer is very drinkable; the coffee flavour is mellow and not overwhelming.  Rich and flavourful, it’s like a nice latte to enjoy before bed that won’t keep you up.

Pros

  • Rich, flavourful stout
  • Pours with nice head
  • Very drinkable; coffee not overwhelming

Cons

  • Those that want strong coffee flavour may prefer other coffee-focussed stouts

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