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35K - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
88
very good

274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 11
Gots: 44 | FT: 5
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Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BEERchitect on 10-25-2012

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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.01/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new stout to me from Against The Grain Brewery. The label claims a 7.00% abv, and says "brewed and bottled at Against The Grain Brewery, Westminster, Maryland". Cool bottle art, but I'm not entirely understanding the "concept" if there is one. Anyway.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a solid jet black body with two fingers of creamy mocha head. Scattered strands of lacing.

S - The smell is good, but it doesn't have a whole lot happening - cold coffee, some char / roastiness, mild cream / lactose, vanilla and milk chocolate aromas. It's a pleasant aroma, but it could stand to be a bit more in your face.

T - The taste follows the nose - dark coffee bean roast, chocolate, mild cream / lactose, mild tart dark fruitiness - raisins, figs, dates. Lightly metallic / mineral tasting on the finish also.

M - The feel is smooth and creamy enough, but the carbonation is a bit coarse. Medium bodied. Still very nicely drinkable for the style and the moderate abv. It feels a little thin though, at 7.00% abv.

Overall, it's a nice stout, but it is slightly above average at best. Doesn't really bring anything new or exciting to the table. A simple, solid, and traditional example of an American made milk stout if there ever was one. Nicely done, but not something I'd seek out again.

Against The Grain Brewery 35K ---4/5.

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A- body is pitch black with a light tan head

S- nothing too prominent on the nose (might because my nose is a bit stuffy with all the pollen in the air), creamy, roasty, chocolatey, taking in a deep drag.

T- creamy, chocolatey, very roasty but not an overpowering finish and aftertaste.

MF- Seems like a standard milk stout, not a thick and full bodied as a stout or imperial stout, very little carbonation, creamy, not too watery.

O- very solid milk stout. You won't be disappointing if you can snag one from a bottle shop.

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35K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
88 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.