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Chocolate Milk Stout - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 27
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Texasfan549, Apr 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

kjkinsey, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Served in a shaker pint glass.

Well, we've gotta do something now that we've left the new Bigby's, so why not crack open a chocolate milk stout that VDubb tells me is quite tasty? It pours a straight black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose confirms the name, comprising cocoa powder, mild roasted malts, and a touch of sweet coffee for the ever-loving sake of it. The taste brings in more of the same, the milk chocolate character shining in all its cocoa-y glory. The body is a lithe-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a rather tasty stout, one I'll likely purchase several times in the near future. Get some.

TMoney2591, Sep 08, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lighter brown shade, huge billowing tan head of foam, fairly long lasting retention also. Halo of delicate lacing in the glass, looks pretty nice.

Milk chocolate aromas, some husky black malt underneath that.

Very light bodied, authentic chocolate flavors mingle with roasted malt and coffee flavors. Initial natural sweetness and lingering dry roast, clean feel. Deceptively simple, though more than the sum of its parts.

Thanks to Mark & Kathy for this one!

emerge077, Jan 24, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger,light brown head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sweet milk chocolate and cocoa nibs.

T - Good chocolate flavor like cocoa nibs, some roastiness and just a touch of bitterness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.

O -This is a really delicious beer. I can't say enough about how much every 4 Hands beer impressed me. Keep 'em coming.

zeff80, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

JAHMUR, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Jason, Mar 16, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An interesting beer to have while making supper. Thanks to rudzud for giving me this to try.

Pours a dark colored fizzy 1 finger head that fades slower than I expected from the many bigger fizzy bubbles, but still a med pace, decent frothy lacing, just about pitch black beer.

Nose just erupts with cocoa and chocolate, milk chocolate and a creamy lush chocolate, cocoa nibs and a little baker's choc, even a bit fudgey, I think a hint of lactose through that, and a little doughy cookie note, bit of a chocolate chip cookie.

Taste is more of the same, lots of chocolate and cocoa, quite a creamy milk chocolate, even a little chocolate milk but not a lot as a bit of lactose comes through. Again a mild doughy cookie malt center with hint of caramel and more chocolate chip cookie, mild dry cocoa powder too. Hint of an acrid like roasty malt as well with touch of coffee. Finish is a little sweet but quite dry, lactose dry finish, with a little more lush chocolate and cocoa, mild bitterness, and that's about it.

Mouth is med bod, fairly creamy and lush, nice carb.

Overall not bad, lots of great chocolate and cookie dough, nice cocoa and lactose milk chocolate, even a hint of roasted malt too, pretty tasty and enjoyable. Thanks Matt!

jlindros, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

MarkyMOD, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

imperialking, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

brandoman63, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

johnnnniee, Jun 09, 2013
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3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Alieniloquium, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

scruffwhor, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

xnicknj, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

chippo33, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Cynic-ale, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

enelson, Apr 28, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very nice rich brown hue that is too dark to see through with a nice almost two finger light mocha head that fades slowly to leave a good creamy blanket.

S - Nice aromas of roasted malts, cocoa nibs, milk chocolate. Not too sweet but smells nice and luscious.

T - Nice rich chocolate, milk and creamy and rich. Light roast malts and good bittersweet chocolate. This would probably translate and come across a little bit better if the finish was not so sharp.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit briskly carbonated for the style. I want something smooth and rich, instead this is a bit sharp.

O - Overall this is a tasty chocolate stout. Not too subtle at all this is a great balance of malts and chocolate. With the mouthfeel was not as sharp as it was more of a hindrance than anything.

rudzud, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

ColForbinBC, Feb 03, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: black, faint brown edges, light brown head, 2 fingers, light lace, frothy.

Aroma: light roast, lactos, sugar, cocoa, vanilla.

Taste: sweet cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, toasted malts, faint char, coffee, vanilla hints.

***Has a nice body for the low ABV, creamy, but clean. Nice chocolate flavors, not too sweet, with a nice balance. Quite enjoyable.

EgadBananas, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BMart, Feb 03, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark woody brown, near black, with a huge tall head. Poured into a Perennial glass, the head is just as tall as the body.

Smells like chocolate brownie batter, milk, somewhat bitter coffee. Smells wonderful.

Tastes more bitter, more of the coffee flavor. Some chocolate and milk again, but much less rich than the nose suggested. Still very good.

As others have noted, even though there's plenty of carbonation and this is very frothy, the mouthfeel is slightly thin. It's still good, just not what your expect for such an otherwise dark and rich beer

This is a really nice chocolate milk stout. I'm glad so many breweries are experimenting with this style now as I really love it.

7.8/10

AlexFields, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Whiskeydeez, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
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Chocolate Milk Stout from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.