Belgian Milk Stout

Style: Milk Stout - sort of, but I broke a lot of rules :)

7.00 lb Maris Otter Malt
0.50 lb Roasted Barley
0.25 lb Crystal Malt - 120L
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt
0.25 lb Coffee Malt
0.25 lb Lactose

1.00 oz Fuggles (60 min)
1.00 oz Fuggles (20 min)

Fermentis Safale T-58

Original Gravity: 1.044 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.011
Estimated Color: 26.1 SRM
Bitterness: 26.6 IBU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 4.3%


In retrospect, I doubt you can really taste all of the good esters produced by the T-58 yeast. I think it's overpowered by the roasty notes from the roasted barley, chocolate, and coffee malts. Something like US-05 or US56/WLP001 should do just as well (or probably better).

This is a very complex, but not heavy beer. I served this on draft, and it is a far better experience overall with love volumes of carbonation. The coffee/toffee notes poke through just enough to be noticed but do not overpower. Small, but persistent, grayish-tan head with noticeable lacing. I'll be brewing this one again.