I got this beer for being good, or at least neighbourly, when I took up the task of judging these brews a little while back. Milk stout reminds me of being good - I recall being handed a can of Tennent's Sweetheart Stout when visiting the Scots cousins when I was a teen. At 2% it had the light touch plus smooth chocolate drinkability and lactose goodness leaving the residual sweetness that those on the single malt thought made it perfectly good for a fourteen year old already at six foot two. And good it was for someone whose alternative as Irn Bru.
The Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery. Their milk stout is almost three times beefier at that of my tartaned youth at 5.7% with a strong following amongst the BAers. It pours a rich creamy mocha head over deep brown ale. On the sniff, some milk chocolate but not that much. On the sip, however, there is much and it is a dangerous much. Were I in North Carolina, I would have a steady supply of this - soft water morish, plenty of cream along with a range of dark malt toastinesses framed by a very nice mint and lime hop profile. Delish. Gorgeous unfolding dry chocolate finish. I'd make a dry rub for BBQing with some cocoa in with the chili if I had a fridge worth's of this on a hot day.
I am deeply sad now that I only have the one bottle. How far is North Carolina? Only 14 hour drive. I could do that.