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35K - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
88
very good

163 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 10-25-2012)
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-26-2013 02:04:55 | More by ryanpj
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vande

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-09-2014 23:32:11 | More by vande
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-08-2014 21:22:01 | More by DrBier
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richj1970

Alabama

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a little bit of brown tint. One finger tan head that settles fairly quickly to a small ring around the edge.

S: Roasted coffee beans, lactose, and a hint of campfire smoke.

T: Coffee with cream and sugar. Malted milk balls. Toasted bread. A hint of vanilla.

M: Full bodied with a creamy finish. Not much carbonation.

O: Very nice milk stout. I would love to see this in 6 packs and in much wider distribution.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 00:24:08 | More by richj1970
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-04-2014 16:30:29 | More by Rochefort10nh
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jamesgaither

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-03-2014 21:25:43 | More by jamesgaither
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-03-2014 00:49:57 | More by 22Blue
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Pours a deep opal black. The creamy tan head retains at a half inch for the duration. Lacing coats the glass in a webbing.

S: Hershey's syrup, malted milk balls, hazelnut iced coffee. Roasted malts have the edge smoothed over by all the sweetness. Tight red berry fruitiness is buried deeply.

T: Mocha, iced coffee, Hershey's syrup, malted milk balls, sugary lactose, muted notes of char and charcoal are bracketed by the sweetness and seem smooth and tame as a result. Quick flash of red berries and a very quick hint of alcohol. Roasted barley emerges a bit more toward the finish. Roasted barley, tootsie rolls, and lactose on the finish,

M: Medium-thick body. Silky smooth and creamy. Low carbonation.

O: An all around great milk stout. They could really give Left Hand and Duck Rabbit a run for the money if they could get it into regular distribution at a comparable six pack price.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 20:04:54 | More by ryan1788a5
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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-30-2014 11:56:59 | More by dtomes
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-29-2014 16:33:02 | More by sludgegnome
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-27-2014 03:05:59 | More by oldvines
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corysmith01

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-26-2014 01:53:21 | More by corysmith01
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-25-2014 21:49:46 | More by Booner818
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-21-2014 16:54:37 | More by Cubatobaco
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Mattco

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

06-19-2014 14:28:35 | More by Mattco
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle date, but was recently released. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, cream, light vanilla, herbal, woodiness, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, lactose, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, cream, light vanilla, herbal, woodiness, and roasted earthiness. Slight herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, dark bread, light vanilla, cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, lactose, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice sweet stout style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, lactose, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 21:30:00 | More by superspak
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coobstar

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-16-2014 15:04:02 | More by coobstar
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CrusinforaBrewsin

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-15-2014 19:52:59 | More by CrusinforaBrewsin
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Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-15-2014 06:13:14 | More by Funky-Brewster
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared at Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a tan foam head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like lactose, roasted malt, and coffee.

The taste is similar, and fairly rich for a milk stout. Lots of chocolate, coffee, and unmistakable lactose "milk" flavors, and some creamy vanilla. A bit of caramel as well.

Medium bodied, a bit thicker than the typical milk stout. Very drinkable. Low carbonation.

Pretty solid stuff here, I've liked all that I've tried from Against the Grain so far.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 21:17:18 | More by GreesyFizeek
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-14-2014 03:20:29 | More by millerbuffoon
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-14-2014 02:54:36 | More by jzeilinger
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-12-2014 19:20:12 | More by ncstateplaya
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Fitze

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-10-2014 12:56:13 | More by Fitze
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-09-2014 03:05:03 | More by jsh420
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35K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
88 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.