Polish Moon

Image courtesy of Milwaukee Brewing Company

Image courtesy of Milwaukee Brewing Company

There’s something romantic about the name Polish Moon.  Reminds me of a song from the 1940s or a painting by Kaspar David Friedrich.  There’s also something romantic about drinking local, or at least semi-local.  Polish Moon, from Milwaukee Brewing Company, is a big, black milk stout that pours with a head so big you’d better plan to pour slowly or your counter will be the recipient of a froth wash.  But that head is a beautiful one, with random-sized bubbles and lots of sticky lace.  The beer itself is black, as previously noted, with earthy, roasty, yeasty, coffee notes.  The texture is very smooth and creamy, and the milk sugars used in brewing add a pleasant sweetness that tempers the other, more assertive flavors.  The finish is dry, bitter, and pretty much what you’d expect, given the coffee and roastiness you’ve been tasting.

Polish Moon is actually named after the 4-sided Allen-Bradley clock tower with it’s 40′ diameter clock faces, its location being in a predominately Polish neighborhood on Milwaukee’s south side.

Worth a try, and an 82/100 Stout on the beerbliographer scale.

D. Usual, this Big Darkness is for you!

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One Response

  1. Thanks for the review uncle!! 🙂

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