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Against The Grain / To Øl An Ale Pleasure - Oak-Aged - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain / To Øl An Ale Pleasure - Oak-Aged
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9 Ratings
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-07-2013)
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I wish I had the opportunity to take a growler fill of this back to my apartment but sadly it was only the beginning of my night in Brooklyn. I loved the way this beer attached to my tastebuds and how it just made me feel as if I was melting like butter.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Northdown. Served in a snifter.

A - Dark tan foam settles to a thick collar, partial cap, and splotches of lacing. Pitch black body.

S - Deep roast, anise, oak, some light molasses, a hint of smoke, and well-hidden alcohol. A good balance of sweetness and roast here, with well-integrated oak flavors. Don't get any overt spirit character, so curious what this was aged in/on.

T - The taste is significantly more charry and oaky; it's actually a bit rough for my tastes. Burnt malts, a bit of tar and ash, and a roasty, bitter, espresso finish. Not enough sweetness for my palate; lacks the balance of the aroma. This is definitely To Øl's aesthetic, as Against the Grain's stouts tend to be quite sweet.

M - Dry, oaky, toasted grain texture. Medium in body that seems a bit lighter than the listed 11%. Slightly sticky finish, with some mild alcohol warmth.

D - Smelled really promising, but unfortunately has too much of the stereotypical Scandinavian ash and char for my palate. It's a shame, as the aroma was pretty awesome. Might improve a bit with some age, as oxidation tends to add sweetness over time.

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Against The Grain / To Øl An Ale Pleasure - Oak-Aged from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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