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35K - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
88
very good

189 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 189
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | FT: 6
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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Mattco

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

06-01-2014 05:39:42 | More by sarch
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-25-2014 04:22:47 | More by Tafyob41
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-18-2014 02:45:28 | More by ohiobeer29
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-27-2014 23:02:05 | More by HumanParaquat
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-11-2014 23:02:46 | More by AndyEdgar
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-28-2014 05:48:31 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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osuskin

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-14-2014 22:37:27 | More by osuskin
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jamesewelch

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

01-25-2013 20:03:09 | More by jamesewelch
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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

08-21-2014 12:20:21 | More by MastaShonuf
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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-25-2014 09:38:56 | More by target88
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-29-2014 01:30:55 | More by sabitu
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-14-2014 12:32:14 | More by Schlafly33
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-24-2014 04:59:00 | More by BigJim5021
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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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jbriggs7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-14-2014 16:35:15 | More by jbriggs7
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-31-2014 02:35:16 | More by dbrauneis
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-26-2014 22:05:03 | More by kaelingirl
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-29-2014 23:55:13 | More by bcm75
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-06-2014 20:29:56 | More by yourefragile
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-10-2014 02:58:00 | More by hollywood_15063
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Weas

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-03-2014 20:45:04 | More by Weas
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-28-2014 03:13:59 | More by NooseJustice
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HugeBulge

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-29-2014 00:54:54 | More by HugeBulge
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.59/5  rDev -8.9%

Appearance- Received with a finger's worth of head and seems to have okay retention. The head is a light creamy beige while the body is almost opaque. It's a dark chocolate brown that shows hints of garnet and burgundy when held up to the light. Very Guinness. Considerable lacing is left behind.

Nose- Very subdued as milk stouts are wont to be. Shows light notes of bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, and bubblegum. Not much else and those notes were hard to place. Slight roasted malts. Swirling doesn't add anything to the picture.

Taste- Starts off with a little more bubblegum and generic candy sweetness that I would like. As I rarely want any, even a touch is a bit much. Light cocoa, perhaps a touch of bittersweet chocolate. The overly sweet flavors mellow and fade, leaving mostly light bittersweet chocolate, some cocoa, and roasted malts. I prefer a little more cream and milk- this seems more like a basic stout. Does start to mellow even further and show some elements of a milk stout- slight creaminess, slight (non-candy) sweetness. Above average to good beer, mostly good. Doesn't do anything that really excites the senses but is fairly competent. Not the smoothest of milk stouts but still a quality, solid stout.

Mouthfeel- A little more than medium bodied with pretty light carbonation. Some smoothness, some creaminess. Pretty true to this aspect of the style.

Drinkability- There are some initial road bumps but this beer really smooths out and becomes quite accessible. The website list this beer at 7.7% and 5% while Beer Advocate and Apex post it at 6.75%. Doesn't show any heat but if it is 7.7%, that would be notable. At 5%, not so much. 6 bucks is too much even for its airplane ticket.

Overall- Above average to good, but mostly good. I would give it a try but it falls toward the lower end of all the milk stouts I've had lately. I would probably rather have a Guinness and definitely a Murphy's. Still pretty good though.

01-19-2014 22:57:55 | More by artoolemomo
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35K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
88 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.