1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

70K - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Not Rated.
70K
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

117 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.34%
Wants: 28
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: eyeenjoybeer on 05-11-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jrallen34:
Photo of jrallen34
4/5  rDev -8.3%

jrallen34, Oct 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

warnerry, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

HoppySeb, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of kevwcamp
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

kevwcamp, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of CLCardinal84
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

CLCardinal84, May 20, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of tastybeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark opaque brown in color with a small khaki colored head. Aromas are butterscotch, sweet creamy cocoa, leather, vanilla, berries, caramel, a touch of liquor, and faint woodiness. Flavors are sweet, smooth, and lengthy. Lactose sweetness, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark chocolate, and a pile of sweet syrup soaked drippy miscellaneous purple fruit. Big flavorful ball of sweet fruity chocolate swimming over caramel, vanilla and alcohol. No overwhelming bourbon in aroma and flavor but it is present. Mouthfeel is excellent. Very smooth, fluid, soft, a touch of fine grittiness. This is fairly easy to consume given its size...

tastybeer, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of gr8zehaman
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

gr8zehaman, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a near black color with a small dense brown head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is sweet. Light roasted malt scent with a hint of anise. Mellow caramel under current. Slight acidic twang.

The taste is of a moderate roast, has more bite than in the aroma. Lots of sweet notes going on. Big caramel and milk sugars. Light bourbon with a tart dark berry action. Some bitter chocolate in the finish. Reminds me of BCBS but not as sweet and boozy.

Nice full chewy body. Soft carbonation with a sticky finish. Slight bitterness and acidity in the finish. ABV is well hidden.

A good barrel aged stout. Quite sweet but has nice mellow flavors.

Gmann, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of richj1970
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

richj1970, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of sunofneurot
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

sunofneurot, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous pour with jet black color and not a tone of light seeping on the edge. Stiff thick head was brown in color and did I mention stiff and thick.

The scent was vivid and telling with thick chocolate, fruity coconut, maple syrup, caramel malt, Graham cracker and roast coffee.

The taste followed suit but with bigger and thicker notes. Strong milk chocolate was followed by maple syrup, caramel, toffee, Graham cracker and finally coffee. The bourbon was more an essence as it permeated the feel but enlivened the taste. Oakey tastes held the backdrop and coconut finished it through.

Overall, this is Kentucky's finest beer! Bottle this and ship it nation wide because it's fantastic.

KYGunner, May 19, 2013
Photo of pjkelley82
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

pjkelley82, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BuckTuckian, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of BeerPunk1312
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BeerPunk1312, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of jegross2
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the 70K from Against The Grain Brewery out of Louisville, Kentucky. This is the imperial version of their 35K milk stout, aged for an extended period of time in Angel's Envy.

Score: 94

Tap pour served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 05/24/13 while in Louisville for my best friend's bachelor party. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Deep brown, maybe black in color (it's 10pm and I'm outside, so color is hard to pin down). Served with a finger-plus of khaki head that settles to a ring around the glass. Good lacing, excellent retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Oak, maple sweetness, bourbon, caramel, hint of vanilla. Some coconut too! Hint of milk chocolate. Touch of booze. 4.25/5

Taste: Maple, vanilla and chocolate flavors primarily. Much less oak and more chocolate in taste than in nose. Caramel maltiness and bourbon flavor towards finish. Has a light coconut flavor in finish, substantially less than was in the nose. Tastes even better than it smells! 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, low carbonation. Super creamy mouthfeel. Nice level of sweetness, but not overly sweet for my tastes. Love the barrel character here, as its complexity-imparting without hitting you over the head with bourbon notes or totally overshadowing the base brew.

Overall: Another home run beer for Against The Grain. It's about on the same level of quality as the Pappy aged Bo & Luke.

Cost: $8 for a 12 oz pour.

jegross2, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

jmarsh123, May 13, 2013
Photo of wedge
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

@ Ridgewood

Solid black covered with a sticky beige cap and some drippy lacing. Fudgy, slight Bourbony aromas...lactose sweetness, caramel, vanilla, light sherry, oak, perhaps a bit of hazelnut. Huge malty flavor: creamy Bourbon, loads of rich chocolate, charred roast, lactose, and a dark fruity sweetness. Thick, textured mouthfeel that dries out a bit in the finish. A little warming, but certainly not hot by any means. A good, rich barrel-aged stout that leaves the lips sticky with crazy richness.

wedge, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of mcintire78
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mcintire78, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

CraftEyeDoc, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Eighty
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Eighty, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Nrcost2
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Nrcost2, May 26, 2013
Photo of dtomes
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dtomes, Jan 19, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
70K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
96 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.