BAD SONS Beer Co.: Mechanical Milkman (S’Mores)

Style: Imperial Stout

Special Notes: Conditioned on espresso beans, graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Lactose sugar added.

Malts: Chocolate Malt

ABV: 5.5


Availability: Rotating availability

@untappd says: 3.58/5

Who am I kidding? Stout Season is year-round here on the Windowsill!

Back in January, my good buddy @galleycookinbeersnob and I took a trip with our wives to BAD SONs Beer Co. in Derby, CT. As usual, the beer was solid, and the company was pretty cool too. We did a couple of flights, tried a couple of pints—that was the release day for the Triple Snaps collab they did with @thedrunkalpaca—and even ended up picking up a couple of limited to go bottles from the fridge at the brewery. If you haven’t had the chance to get down to Derby, Y’all need to go there ASAP. Great place!

BAD SONS Beer Co.: Mechanical Milkman S'mores
Ride ’em cowboy! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

One of the limited release bottles I snagged was the S’Mores variant of their Mechanical Milkman stout, which is a “silky smooth” bourbon barrel-aged nitro stout loaded with chocolate malt and lactose sugar. This variant is further conditioned on espresso beans and all of your favorite s’mores ingredients—graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow. Although it’s less hefty than I typically like my stouts, and the s’mores flavors were a bit subdued, I really liked this brew. I wasn’t blown away or anything, but I liked this one.

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