Stone Coffee Milk Stout

This is the second Stone in the first four windows (an observation, not a complaint) of my "Twelve Beers of Christmas" selection from Midtowne Bottle Shop (Harrisonburg, VA). However, I can guarantee you this Coffee Milk Stout is no Xocovena!

Behind door #4: Stone Coffee Milk Stout, 5% alc., 12 oz. bottle

C: Black with a caramel head

N: Sweet malt, milk chocolate, and distant farmyard notes

P: Soft entry with a massive and unmistakable farmyard note (reminiscent of a smoked porter) then sweet lactose notes with roasted coffee elements and a bitter chocolate that transitions into the finish

F: Roasty with bitter chocolate, dark malt, and lingering farmhouse notes

In conclusion: The farmyard assault on the palate is very surprising and makes me wonder if there's a little peated malt in here. Given that I don't think that makes sense I wonder if the roasted coffee is doing something similar to peated malt. Worth paying attention to in other stouts that include roasted coffee.