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Beer Review: Narragansett Brewery Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout

Producer: Narragansett Brewing Company; Providence, Rhode Island/Rochester, NY Beer Name: Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout Price Range: $9.99 (16 ounce Six-Pack) Style: Coffee Milk Stout ABV: 5.3% Appearance: Black in color and opaque; thick caramel head on pour and good lacing on glass Aroma: Roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate Notes: This beer pours with a thick light-caramel colored head that quickly reduces down as the beer sits, but it coats the inside of the glass. The aroma has just a hint of coffee to me, but the taste is of dark roasted coffee with a hint of dark chocolate bitterness that lingers at the back of your throat. I’m not normally a big fan of milk stouts and I am generally pretty picky about coffee beers, but this one is pretty good. It really captures the coffee essence well and goes all out with a dark coffee flavor that …

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Beer Review: Narragansett Brewery Del’s Summer Shandy

Producer: Narragansett Brewing Company; Providence, Rhode Island/Rochester, NY Beer Name: Del’s Summer Shandy Price Range: $9.99 (16 ounce Six-Pack) Style: Shandy ABV: 5% Appearance: Clear and golden in color, very little head with no lacing Aroma: Light with hints of lemonade Notes: Del’s Shandy is a lemon shandy, based on Del’s frozen lemonade, which was started in Italy in 1840 and brought to Rhode Island in 1948. The aroma gives off strong lemonade notes and you can almost imagine getting a frozen lemonade from a Del’s stand on a hot sunny day. The lemon in the taste is toned down and the beer is very smooth and light-bodied. This would be a great beer for the beach or pool on a summer day.  It is very lightly carbonated and refreshing with almost no lacing on the glass. This isn’t a beer that I would normally drink, but I could sip …

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