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Smoglifter - Brash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial chocolate milk stout brewed with real cocoa.

(Beer added by: Dope on 03-31-2013)
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
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4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
10% ABV, Bottled on 07/29/13

A - Thick inky black, Smoglifter pours quietly, rousing a thick mocha head that dots the snifter in specks of lace but, I'll be forthcoming; I bought this bottle because of the incredible label artwork!

S - Billowing roasted malt wafts from the nose rich with the presence of dusty cocoa, bitter baker's chocolate, and a heavy dose of lactose sugar stirred into iced black coffee grasped at by notes of cardboard oxidation.

T - Lactose sweetness can barely be discovered, buried in the heap of heavily roasted malts and cocoa which cast a shroud of bitter, bottom-of-the-pot coffee and baker's chocolate over the tongue. Notes of smoky northwoods-made maple syrup and blackstrap molasses bring in the finish for an assertive, dark flavor.

M - Thick and throat-coating, Smoglifter has a rich body and creamy feel due, in part, to the lactose sweetness that struggles to cut the strong, acrid bitterness imparted from the heavily roasted malts.

O - Brash's Smoglifer drew me in with it's incredible label that features a crypic-yet-cartoonish comic book-style illustration that suits the beer quite well. Pouring inky black and foreboding, this chocolate-rich aromatic beer is enticing but it's robust bitter malt flavor leans a little too bitter and harsh-finishing for my taste. I enjoy the complexities of Smoglifter's combination of styles, if you will, but in the end, there's a fine line I teeter on and the lack of sweetness throws me off from really getting into this beer.

BeerFMAndy, May 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

tectactoe, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

tbryan5, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

supa0525, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter the beer was black in color with just a rim of head.

Roasted malt aroma. Cream. Fairly boozy.

Milk chocolate/dark chocolate. A little coffee. Booze.

A rich stout. Very boozy, but enjoyable. I didn't think the alcohol was too intrusive, it seemed to enhance the taste.

lordofthewiens, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Pour Farm, New Bedford

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, black in color, opaque

Smell: char and cream

Taste: dark chocolate, light char, cream, and a light smoky backbone

Mouthfeel: heavy body, sweet with char bitterness, low carbonation

Overall: A good not great sweet stout with just enough char to offset the sweetness. The alcohol sneaks up on you. I would get this again, but I would not rush out for it.

tigg924, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black body with a cream tan head, 10% heavy hitting imperial chocolate milk stout. Off the bat the head doesn't stick around very long speckled lacing follows suit. Aromatics, deep dark chocolate, notes of soy sauce, creamy lactose notes, and again big dark chocolate additions the gangs all here folks. As it warms up I'm getting dark fruit notes within the chocolate/milk chocolate notes. Flavor coats the palate with dark chocolate syrup, cream textures of lactic yogurt notes, earthy nutty notes from the cocoa additions...a really great beer as a whole. It gets a bit cloying sweet be sure to share with fellow beergeeks four to eight ounces is enough for me, 22 ounces is unbearable. Mouthfeel mellows out a bit just a touch of booze notes going on, with full bodied malts. Even flowing carbonation going on down through each sip. Overall, it's a nice beer big chocolate malts enough sweetness to induce diabetes disperse this amongst friends.

WVbeergeek, May 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

navband, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

JamesStreet, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

mdaschaf, May 06, 2013
Photo of dowen17
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours black as ink. Gurgles into the bottom of my snifter. Produces a two finger milk chocolate head that recedes to a small ring around the glass.

On the nose is milk chocolate and booze. Some toasted malt comes in on the end but it's mostly booze.

Taste is boozy. Bittersweet chocolate hits first and there are some toasty notes. But the alcohol really takes over on the end.

This beer is retardedly thick.

The booze kills this beer for me. Doesn't hide the alcohol well AT ALL.

dowen17, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Sammy, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

At TJ's Everyday today decided to try something new, going with the Brash Smoglifter. It had everything going for it - looks, nose, taste. This was easily one of the best Milk stouts I ever had. TJ's listed it as an Imperial Milk Chocolate stout. I tend to let this style warm up, but even cold out of the tap, this demonstrated a fine palate pleasing profile.

jimbomill, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

George1799, Oct 20, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%

beergorrilla, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

kingskot, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Kevincredible, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Bunuelian, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Keith_R, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

GRG1313, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

beersdmf17, May 24, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours black as the night with a quickly fading dark tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, alcohol and earthy coffee notes. Tempting!
Very decadent flavours. A fair bit of chocolate is noticeable alongside bready roasted malt. Quite and aggressive finish of roasty bitterness and alcohol.
Needs a creamier mouthfeel.

CrazyDavros, May 15, 2013
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Smoglifter from Brash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.