Beer Pick: Eventide Cup Of Excellence Coffee Milk Stout strikes a balance

Eventide Cup of Excellence coffee milk stout. / 
Courtesy of Eventide Brewing Co.
Eventide Cup of Excellence coffee milk stout. / Courtesy of Eventide Brewing Co.

Eventide Brewing in Grant Park has always been a favorite for its tasty and true to style Irish Dry Stout, especially when it’s served on nitrogen. But there are many more fine beers to be found there, including a new coffee milk stout.

And with that in mind, Eventide’s new Cup of Excellence is this week’s Beer Pick.

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Eventide Cup Of Excellence Coffee Milk Stout

Eventide Brewing Co., Atlanta

Available on draft and in 12-ounce cans for a limited time

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I love stout. I don’t drink coffee. And I’m not all that fond of lactose in beer. But Eventide’s new Cup of Excellence Coffee Milk Stout is an exception, mostly because it manages to strike a balance between bitter, sweet and coffee.

Brewed with chocolate, Special B and biscuit malts, and roasted barely, plus Counter Culture cold brewed coffee, it’s deep, dark black color has a tinge of red. Not surprisingly, aromas and flavors of chocolate and coffee are predominate, with a soft bitterness from Columbus and English Fuggles hops.

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I say drink Cup of Excellence at brunch, or after dinner with creamy or chocolatey desserts, like cheesecake, chocolate cream pie or a fudge brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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