Untitled Art Brewing are a brewer based in the village of Waunakee in Wisconsin, United States. They were founded back in 2016 with the aim to bring new beer styles to both Wisconsin and the states as a whole. The brewer produces a wide range of beer styles, both full ABV and non-alcoholic, along with a range of hard seltzers (yuck) and CBD-infused beverages. They can be seen as a brewing art collective, bringing together ‘liquid artists’ and ‘visual artists’ to produce both the beer and the can designs. Each beer is simply named as whatever style the beer happens to be, therefore remaining ‘untitled art’ and letting the taste of the beer/design of the can speak for itself. Pretentious? Of course, but judging by the huge output of the brewer (over 100 ‘active’ beers according to their BeerAdvocate profile) they must be doing something right!
Untitled Art Chocolate Milk Stout is a name that certainly perks my saliva glands up. As readers of this site should know by now, I’m a fan of alcohol-free stouts, with deep, dark, roasty flavours being something I look out for. Many of these non-alcoholic stouts offer up chocolate notes thanks to their malt bill, but it’s not often we see a stout with actual chocolate used in it’s production. Untitled Art Chocolate Milk Stout uses both cacao nibs and milk sugar (lactose) during the brewing process, and like the brewer’s other AF offerings, is ‘brewed to fully ferment and finish’, with the alcohol then filtered out, probably via reverse osmosis. I’m excited to try this, my first beer from both Untitled Art and the state of Wisconsin. Let’s crack one open shall we?
Pouring the beer from the can we get a very dark brown, almost opaque liquid, which produces a fluffy caramel-coloured head as good as any other AF stout I’ve had, bar Guinness 0.0’s nitrogen-powered creaminess. On the nose we get strong sweet milk chocolate, living up to the beer’s moniker. We also get some dark fruit aromas, date and prune, adding an extra depth to the bouquet of the beer. It’s smelling delicious.
There’s an initial sweetness on tasting, and in comes the milk chocolate again. This mellows after a time, becoming less sweet with a background bitterness and a more dark chocolate/cacao flavour building up. Chuck some roasted grains in there too and we have lovely deep stout flavours here. A touch of hazelnut even makes an appearance on our palate as we drink. The carbonation is quite high and the body is very creamy, probably thanks to the lactose, giving a great mouthfeel to the beer. We get a long, chocolatey finish to the drink.
Untitled Art Chocolate Milk Stout is a fantastically-crafted non-alcoholic milk stout, with a good amount of chocolate thrown in for good measure. The folks in Wisconsin can obviously brew a decent beer and this is a thoroughly good stout on it’s own merits – luckily for us it also happens to be 0.5% ABV!
Buy Untitled Art Chocolate Milk Stout
Untitled Art’s beers can be hard to obtain on this side of the pond, so best to get your Chocolate Milk Stout fix from one of these retailers:
|Nutritional Information (per 100ml, taken from the side of the can)|
|Country of Production||United States of America|
|Brewer||Untitled Art – https://www.drinkuntitled.com/|
|Vegan Friendly?||No, uses lactose|
Untitled Art NA Chocolate Milk Stout Review
A worthy contender for the title of ‘best alcohol-free stout’, at least according to the opinion of this little blog. Lovely deep chocolate-tinged stouty flavours and great mouthfeel.