35K - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.05/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from a bottle into a Founders snifter. The pour is very dark and opaque and sports a nice finger of tan had that slowly dissolves down to a thin, bubbly lacing. Some roasted grain coming through on the nose as well as a little coffee.
Medium-full body with a nicely balanced flavor that features plenty of roast and sweet tones. Nice malt sweetness up front and a creamy, sarsaparilla-like vanilla flavor at mid-palate. All this is tempered by a mild roasty flavor like coffee that extends over the palate. The finish is slightly sweet, not dry, and still allows a little roastiness to linger. Very drinkable. Feel is plenty firm and slightly creamy.
Overall, a really nice representative of the style. It has all the features one looks for: bitter flavors from the roasted malt and some nice creamy sweetness to balance it out. Hop character is fairly nonexistent. This is about malt and roast. Excellent after-dinner sipper on a chilly evening. I wish it came in 6-packs (instead of pricey bombers).
03-04-2014 00:14:26 | More by deadonhisfeet
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours mahogany with a thumb of caramel colored head. Good lacing & average head retention
S: Carob, cocoa & coffee
T: Baker's chocolate, coffee & bit of charred grain & woody hops up front, some lactic twang up front. Cocoa notes & charred grain as this warms, a little bit of caramel as well, just a hint of smokeyness as well. Finishes with a bit of mocha, a little dry & nice coffee notes
MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, turns creamy as this warms
Easy to drink, an interesting take on the style. Best beer I've had from Kentucky, so far
04-16-2014 06:24:17 | More by russpowell
35K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
88 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.