Unless you hail from the small New England state, you have absolutely no idea what coffee milk is. The official drink of Rhode Island is a mix of milk and coffee syrup (another Rhode Island staple) and has been since the late 1800s. Two native brands are taking the state’s signature beverage and boozing it up.


Autocrat has ruled the RI coffee scene since 1890 and now they’re teaming up with New England favorite, Narragansett, to release the limited edition Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout. In true coffee stout manner, the beer is a blend of Narragansett’s milk stout with dark roast Autocrat coffee. We hear it’s a combo of malty milk goodness and chocolately coffee flavor. The 5.3% stout will hits stores tomorrow in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Pick yourself up a six-pack of tallboys for $8.99.


If you’re not a native New Englander, don’t worry there are plenty of coffee stouts out there for the rest of you to drink this winter. We love a good java inspired brew, here are some of our favorites:


  • Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout: This beer is brewed with a different Intelligentsia Coffee every year and then aged in bourbon barrels. Get your hands on this limited release beer – it did get a score of 100 on BeerAdvocate after all.
  • New Glarus Coffee Stout: The deep coffee flavors in this stout come from organic coffee found at a local Wisconsin co-op. It’s seriously rich, delicious and coffee infused.
  • Founders KBS: This stout is brewed with coffee and chocolate and then cave-aged in bourbon barrels for an entire year. Our mission this winter: get our hands on a bottle.
  • New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout: Locally roasted coffee and a lot of chocolate gives this stout a smooth and rich flavor. It’s part of their Lips of Faith series and we’re hoping it becomes a regular in the New Belgium lineup.
  • Flying Dog Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout: This limited release from Flying Dog has the perfect chocolate flavor with a coffee bite. When it’s in season, it goes fast, so make sure you get your hands on some ASAP.


What’s your favorite coffee stout? Send us your recommendations and we’ll add them to our list.