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35K - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
88
very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 33 | FT: 7
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

sludgegnome, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

oldvines, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

corysmith01, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Booner818, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Cubatobaco, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Mattco, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2%

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.

superspak, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

coobstar, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Funky-Brewster, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

millerbuffoon, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

jzeilinger, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

ncstateplaya, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Fitze, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jsh420, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

cultclassic89, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

yourefragile, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Nat1975, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Tittles, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of sprat1960
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

sprat1960, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

JakerLou, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

zachpaschal, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

scruffwhor, Jun 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

sarch, Jun 01, 2014
35K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
88 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.