September 22, 2011

Okay, here's where the beer is!

After a couple of false starts on this night, we finally found a place with great craft beer! Tucked away on West 33rd, between 6th and 7th Avs, this beer haven had a great selection, especially of it its namesake variety.

I immediately went for the Left Hand Milk Stout, a dry stout that's not heavy at all. Yummy! Ever the adventurer, Dan went with the Porterhouse Oyster Stout from Ireland. It's very smooth, but there's that oyster bit. Not bad, but paled in comparison from my perspective.

Next round for me was a Tröegs Java Head Stout. Fantastic! A touch of bitter but with a malty sweetness, too. At 7.5% ABV, it packed a wallop, too. It's made with espresso and Kenyan coffee adjuncts—as opposed to getting the "coffee" flavor strictly from roasted Barley (i.e., the malt). It's also contains a fair amount of oats, so you can think of it as a blend of coffee stout and oatmeal stout. Highly recommended!

All and all, a solid DNO that ended on a high note.

Stout NYC
133 West 33rd Street,
New York, NY 10003
(212) 629-6191

The aptly-named Stout

David & Steve mugging it up

Stout's Taps