Welcome to Dom’s Drafts where we ponder pints and life. In the words of Samuel L. Jackson, “Hang onto your butts”, as we take a ride on the highway of flavor and hopefully avoid Thelma and Louise-ing everything. No promises.
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Today’s draft brings together two of my favorite drugs of choice: coffee and caffeine, courtesy of the lovely brewers down off Atlantic Avenue near Millbrook Road in North Raleigh where pets are welcome and via Beer Tooth Taproom where pets are also welcome! Double hells yeah!!
Stout – Milk/Sweet ABV – 7.2%
This beer has coffee in it and you can taste it. Not one of those “coffee” stouts that over promise on custom roasted coffee from artisanal producers who win awards for their roasting prowess but ultimately under deliver because you can’t even taste the coffee in the stout, let alone the so-called blueberry, carmel, and hogshead roasting notes that permeate the mild roast of the Guatemalan beans from the fair-trade family owned farm.
No, this stout says “oh, you want some coffee in your beer, huh??? You want to taste the bitter bean, do ya?!?! You want me to teach you this lesson again, old man?!?!?!??! FINE!!!!” and then proceeds to deliver a 1000kW jolt of java joe into a beast of a stout. Then they pound out this massive stout with milk sugar and vanilla so you can mainline that stuff right to your noggin so that you’re buzzing hard and flying high. Flying right up to take a daytime swim in the Alpine lake of cacao juice and lactose. Grab your tuba and blast yourself up the slopes of the Matterhorn, baby! If you wanna be the best, you gotta beat the best! WHOOOOO!!!!
This stuff really takes the edge off of that massive Oktoberfest hangover.