friday’s food porn ~ castle milk stout and oysters are a perfect pair

by Sam on October 7, 2011

castle milk stout and oysters are the perfect pair

On the SAB Heritage Tour earlier in the year I got to taste Castle Milk Stout draft paired with oysters for the first time. I was blown away.

Firstly I don’t like milk stout so tasting this delicious dark and toasty nectar, and then loving it came as a complete surprise to me.

Secondly, as a big fan of bubbly with my oysters, I was very impressed with how the stout paired with them.

I have subsequently drunk Castle Milk Stout on a few occassions and enjoy it even more when it is a draft.

Some the the malt is roasted during the kilning process to impart the dark colour and flavour to the beer.

Where does the milk come from I asked? There is no milk in Castle Milk Stout, but it does contain lactose or milk sugars which gives the beer its characteristic smoother character.

Oh, and Castle Milk Stout goes really well with chocolate too.

salty oysters with bitter sweet milk stout

i enjoy oysters simply with a spritz of lemon juice and black pepper

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candidkar October 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

I want! I want! Yum!

Lori October 7, 2011 at 11:40 am

I am yet to be converted on Milk Stout but I have no doubt that the oyster component will change my mind :)

Kristy October 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Beautiful pics. I’ve never had Milk Stout, think I should give it a try after all it’s a nice excuse to have oysters ;-)

Live to Eat October 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Hi Sam. Catching up on your blog. LOVE love oysters and I tried this very strange sounding combo of stout and oysters recently, and was very surprised that it actually paired well. Definitely one for the future. B

Sam October 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

Hey Bern, I really like Castle Milk stout draft now, and damn I could eat oysters every day. Yum!

Apple October 21, 2011 at 1:13 am

Ha, perfect match, watch your stomach.

Sea Cuisine November 3, 2011 at 11:03 pm

We never would’ve thought to pair those two together! We usually enjoy grilled oysters with a Sauvignon Blanc. I guess this makes us think outside our comfort zone!

Sam November 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

Its such a seriously good combo.