I've been really craving dark beers during this winter cold spell, but not just any dark beers, specifically porters and milk stouts. Don't know why, I guess a combination of chocolate and cream. After trying several, I discovered two that are great representatives of these styles, the Founders Brewing Company Porter and the Left Hand Brewing Company Mile Stout. The first comes out of Michigan and has a nice chocolate, slightly creamy flavor. The hops are balanced making this an easy drinking - but warming - beverage. The latter is made in Longmont
Colorado and was a fine recommendation from Norm's Beer & Wine. It contains a hint of coffee, but otherwise malty, mellow, and creamy. Just the right combination to satisfy my craving.