Gunner's Daughter Milk Stout

Review Date 7/28/2020 By John Staradumsky

Maine beer alert! I got a few crowlers of Maine beer at Stout’s Growlers here in Canton. One was from Bissell Brothers in Portland and the other two were from Mast Landing in Westbrook. Mast Landing has only been around since 2015, and I have never tasted their beer before. One of the two crowlers contained their Gunner’s Daughter Milk Stout, and this would serve as my introduction to Mast Landing beer.

Here’s what they say on their website:

A beautifully aromatic and balanced milk stout with delicious notes of peanut butter, coffee, and dark chocolate. This dark, mythical beer nods to the long-passed legends of our region’s seafarers. (Does not contain nuts or peanuts)

Intriguing! A stout with notes of peanut butter that does not contain nuts or peanuts? That’s exactly what this beer is according to the brewery.

Gunner’s Daughter Milk Stout has an alcohol content of 5.5% by volume and I paid $11.75 for my crowler at Stout’s.

Gunner’s Daughter Milk Stout pours to a dark black (but not opaque) color with a mid-sized creamy tan head and a Reese’s Cup peanut and chocolate nose. Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body (I think I’d like a tad more), roasty with dark chocolate notes and then light hints of coffee and smooth peanut and peanut butter (they’re not the same). There are creamy lactose flavors and textures that help the peanut butter impressions, and the beer is balanced at the last with gentle roast. Gunner’s Daughter Milk Stout is tasty indeed, and I am fascinated how well they pulled off the peanut butter cup theme without peanuts or nuts of any kind as they say.

What a great introduction to Mast Landing beer but, to be sure, this won’t be my last. I do, after all, have a crowler of their Sky Lines Ale on deck.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.