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Chocolate Milk Stout - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our chocolate milk stout pours black as the night sky with aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate malt, & more chocolate. With a firm, tan head & a rich velvety mouthfeel our Chocolate Milk Stout is a perfect addition to the change of seasons. Brewed with two pounds of cacoa nibs per barrel this beer is a chocolate lovers dream!

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 12-29-2012)
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acc88

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

08-11-2013 23:31:55 | More by acc88
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theruckus33

Missouri

2.79/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured into pint glass, hazy brown head with large bubbles finished off into a cracker-thin brown head. Body - dark, but when put up to the light you can see it is a dark, dark, tobacco brow.

S: Dark Chocolate right off the bat. Notes of coffee, and toasted malts faint scent of dried apricots/cherries.

T: Chocolate cover cherries, with a dry hop finish. Interesting

M: Perhaps the weakest part of the experience. Thin, light, effervescent with not what I was expecting. I will be honest disappointed. I wanted that thick, milky experience - this beer just did't have it.

O: Eh, I wanted to like this beer. But in the end it taste like a brown ale with cacao nibs added. I wouldn't recommend this, especially four the price.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 02:17:13 | More by theruckus33
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.91/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tasted 16 February 2013.

Pours black in the glass, deep brown at the edges. Half-finger of pale tan head, relaxes to a thin ring around the surface, and a touch of lacing.

Smell is a light milk stout topped with woody cacao and coffee. It's thin; fortunately the lactose adds some body and smoothness. A touch of smoke leaks in from the dark roast. But mostly it's bottom and top, and hollow in the middle. Lacking body, oomph, robustness.

Taste is thin, a bit flat, and dominated by a char bitterness and wood. I get very little milk or chocolate, which is disappointing. This beer isn't terrible, but I'd have a hard time calling it good.

Mouthfeel is fine. It's a low-ABV stout, so it's not super surprising that it's thin. But the milky feel isn't there, and it's even thinner than I'd expect. Carbonation is fine.

Nothing impressive about this one. As I said above, it's not terrible. But I'm not loving it.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:54:51 | More by zeledonia
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DruRho

Maryland

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-16-2013 19:30:27 | More by DruRho
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elowan

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-16-2013 18:46:32 | More by elowan
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-20-2013 14:19:57 | More by Soneast
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Vierenner

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cool label! That's about the highlight of this beer for me. Frankly, I don't even taste chocolate ... I taste and smell burnt espresso beans. Also kind of watery. I expect a stout to feel/taste thick and rich ... this one seems thin and weak. There is so much potential for a beer like this but it seems this brewery (and many others like it) are just trying to ride the profit wave with uninspiring products. Too bad. I suppose there's a chance it somehow became skunked? Bottled on 3/25/14.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 22:35:09 | More by Vierenner
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3SH33TS

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-05-2014 23:45:55 | More by 3SH33TS
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

02-14-2013 03:21:10 | More by DonFrap
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-21-2014 01:14:47 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Norseman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

01-12-2014 04:37:56 | More by Norseman
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-15-2014 05:32:25 | More by taospowder
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.34/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Despite thr description, it is not black as the night. Deep brown. Collar of foam and a single tentacle of foam.

Smell - Really chocolatey. Impressive milk chocolate aroma. Slight peanut butter aroma.

Taste - Less impressive, but still decent. Milk chocolate. Less intense. Not much else going on. Not a lot of lactose, which I like. Still has a bit of peanut butter to it.

Mouthfeel - Very light and thin. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Nice chocolate. Maybe I had this beer too late in the tasting, but I don't get a lot else out of it.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 01:37:19 | More by Alieniloquium
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kemoarps

Washington

3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had high hopes for this beer coming in. I love a good milk stout, and chocolate is the perfect pairing for that profile. It's a local brewery that I dig, and I'd heard good things about this one in particular. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I do feel somewhat underwhelmed.

Pours like a Dr. Pepper: deep brown bordering on black, small mocha head that disappears pretty quick, not much left behind. I was hoping for something a little thicker I guess, but this just LOOKS thin and highly carbonated.

I smell primarily the cacao, rich and creamy and enticing. There's a roasty element and a bit of that lactose sweetness. Some vanilla in the undercarriage.

Here is where my trepidation becomes more justified. It's still pretty thin, and overly carbonated for what I want in the style. You get the initial burst of sweet lactose and creamy chocolate but it is immediately superceded by the carbonation and a bitter roast/burnt char character. The vanilla peeks in at the end again. Finishes with a bitter character that seems to flow from the char aspect.

As I said... I had high hopes for this one. They were not met. It's not a BAD beer, it's just not a particularly good one.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 18:17:10 | More by kemoarps
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-26-2014 12:09:23 | More by DanGeo
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-15-2014 04:17:51 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-13-2014 05:07:15 | More by oso
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mkf629

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-18-2014 02:06:27 | More by mkf629
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-08-2013 03:26:49 | More by HopsHopenstein
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-30-2013 04:12:12 | More by jmccullough108
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deweese

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-06-2013 23:44:41 | More by deweese
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-14-2013 03:08:50 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-01-2014 17:14:05 | More by Kahlerbock
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SteelSaw

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-01-2013 18:41:46 | More by SteelSaw
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heysuz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-23-2014 05:25:01 | More by heysuz
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Chocolate Milk Stout from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.