The Miller’s Toll (Raleigh Brewing)

The Miller’s Toll is one of the best stouts we’ve ever reviewed. The ABV of this effort is high, but the density of flavors that exist here in this imperial oatmeal stout means that any sort of alcohol sharpness is hidden masterfully. The beer pours with a dark brown to nearly blackish color with a fair amount of dark-brown/tannish head that gradually dissipates. Nutty and coffee-heavy notes are immediately present, with bits of roasted malt and oak coming through in subsequent sips. At points, dark fruits including figs and prunes bubble up, making for a wholly different experience with each pull from the brew. Other elements round out the overall flavor profile, including molasses and bits of vanilla. Continue reading “The Miller’s Toll (Raleigh Brewing)”