- Style: Milk Stout
- ABV: 8.00%
- Season: Fall (late August release, but I still see plenty around for sale)
- Ease to locate: Most craft & liqor stores with a decent beer section in Chicagoland. Here's the beer menu link. FFF is transitioning distributors, but it shouldn't effect their beers already on the shelves. Of course you can always take a trip to Munster, IN and visit the FFF Brewpub. Don't feel the need to dress up either.
- Color: Dark, black brown, solid looking liquid.
- Head: 1 1/2 finger brown beige head with lots of spotty lacing ringing the glass.
- Aroma: Sweet lactose milk sugar and chocolate with softer notes of roasted coffee beans and malts with a hint of vanilla.
- Mouthfeel: Full body with creamy coat. Almost velvety. Nice bite from carbonation to keep it in check.
- Finish: Long. Slides from sweet to lightly bitter back to sweet. Chocolate note on end.
- Food friendly?: Like most milk stouts, it will pair very well with deserts. I love milk stouts with berry and nut forward dishes, as well as with pastries, such as pound cake.
Apple User's link: A Clockwork Orange in 30 Seconds
Back in the day, I was an eager, bright eye and bushy tailed Cinema student at USC. Who are we kidding? Back in the day I was a pale skinned, all black wearing, film geek who was paying an insane amount of tuition to watch movies every day in LA. But I loved it. Every class had the potential to introduce a new and exciting world to my formerly somewhat sheltered Catholic school girl life. I was also, for a very brief time, the Saturday night film go-to girl in my group of friends. I say for a very brief time because one Friday night I dragged my group to a late night showing of Stanley Kubrick's classic A Clockwork Orange. I'll admit now that I had absolutely no freaking idea what the movie was actually about. I vaguely thought it had something to do with the youth rebellion in swinging London town. And a very smug idiot that I worked with encouraged me bring my Rom-Com loving friends with a very helpful piece of advice: "They'll love it. It's better than Dirty Dancing." The snickering that followed his advice should have clued me in. In any case, after that night, my friends never let me choose another film for us. Worse, it took me three years before I could enjoy Gene Kelly in "Singing in the Rain" again.
|It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.|
|Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well.|
|To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surprising visit?|
|Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.|
Yeah. I totally slugged him the next morning.