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70K - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 37
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: eyeenjoybeer on 05-11-2013

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Ratings: 136 | Reviews: 16
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4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.53/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewshound
4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ToddBeans
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrentLepping
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have to disagree with @macher0 on one thing: I don't think this is as complex or as well rounded as Bo and Luke. The latter obviously has smoke characteristics, but the bourbon also comes through strong. I thought this batch of 70K was hotter and had more of a cognac aftertaste than the smooth follow-through that bourbon barrels produce. I preferred last year's batch way more, personally.

Still a damn good beer.

Photo of macher0
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft at ATG.

Pours near black with a frothy amber head. A good looking beer. Moderately viscous and a little silky with an amber layer on the glass when swirled. The smell is not very strong at first but expectedly opens as it warms. As I search I find notes of dark malts, coconut, roasted oak barrel, bourbon, and dark malts. The tastes are much more pronounced: bourbon, roasted marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate milk, and little bitter bite at the end. The lacto gives this beer an excellent feel that's very smooth, with a full body and a silky finish.

I must say this is better than it's older bother Bo and Luke. Since its not smoked, it has a wider audience, thus fits a broader nitch. Don't get me wrong, I love B&L but it's difficult to crush a bomber to the head while it would be no problem with this.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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70K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
96 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.