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35K - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
88
very good

285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 43 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 10-25-2012

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Ratings: 285 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of sprat1960
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Extremely dark brown; appears jet black in the glass. Pours with a HUGE tan head. The head dies down and leaves an uneven layer foam on the surface of the beer and sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Sweet smell with scents of coffee and chocolate. Rich, sweet taste with hints of coffee and malt, and a velvety smooth finish on your tongue. Delicious. Medium body, smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Overall an excellent stout that I would gladly purchase again.

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of zachpaschal
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of scruffwhor
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sarch
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Brewzma
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of huysmans
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with a foamy, tight bubbled, fizzy, tan head that quickly settles out into an uneven surface coating. Aromas of coffee and cream were pouring out of the glass as soon as the beer hit it, and upon further inspection, there is a heavy dose of coffee and cream on the nose, as well as some milk chocolate highlights, and hints of booze. Smells delicious! Flavors are roast forward, with a heavy bitter coffee and baker's chocolate backbone, solid lacto overlay, creamy highlights, and hints of smoke and wood. This is a deep drink, more layered than your typical milk stout. Pleasant and weighty. The body is full, robust, and smooth, with a dry undertone to remind you this is still a stout. The aftertaste is more of the roast and bitter, but hints of cream linger. The finish is smooth, clean, and slightly dry. This is a very well balanced, well put together beer, and it tastes damn good at the same time.

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of LoveStout
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Tafyob41
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that sticks around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like milk and bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some molasses, cream and dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good brew, definitely worth a try if you come across it!

Photo of neckbracesub
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SawDog505
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 snifter. Pours a slick almost pitch black, with a 2 inch light brown head that behind beautiful lace.

Smell is oats, dark chocolate, coffee, and hints of vanilla.

Taste is lots of dark chocolate, with the other stuff from the nose lending a hand.

Body is medium, enough carbonation, a little dry, and easy drinking.

Overall this is a very solid stout, but at $18.99 I will never purchase again! I bought this over the phone and had my brother pick it when he was at Redstone Liquors. Didn't bother to ask the abv when he told me that price. Once again good, but wanted to be floored for that price tag.

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of kenzilka007
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tsgooch79
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

35K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
88 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.