Smoglifter - Brash Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +19.9%
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.
04-06-2013 23:46:30 | More by jimbomill
4.71/5 rDev +18.9%
Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours black with a thin, brown head with some visible carbonation from the side of the glass. The aroma is of milk chocolate and malt with some sweetness in the aroma. The breadiness and roastiness of the malt is more forward in the flavor than it is in the aroma. It blends well with the milk chocolate in the flavor. There's some nice sweetness and some alcohol comes through in the flavor, but it's not overwhelmingly boozy. The body is full with moderate carbonation. The finish leaves a nice roasty aftertaste in the mouth that doesn't linger too long, but it aids the drinkability of this big beer. This is an excellent beer.
05-21-2013 23:34:33 | More by acevenom
4.34/5 rDev +9.6%
This more or less oozed out of the bottle, and the color seemed, at first, to be very dark purple, about the color of a day-old bruise. Once it settled, and the nice mahogany head (sadly, inexplicably!) vanished, the color now seemed settled - intensely dark brown, almost pitch-black, but with a few light-brown, purple highlights. There's not much in the fumes department, other than a whiff of chocolate liqueur, some vanilla. What it is lacking in smell, it more than makes up for in its taste. It really is an intense, immediate, and lasting wallop of things: sugary (brown sugar, un-refined), melted bitter-sweet chocolate, buttery caramel, rum-soaked raisins and prunes, espresso. Then more chocolate, like the kind that oozes out of a cookie and gets scorched on the cookie sheet. I'm not detecting any lactose, and no lacing, but man this stays with you.
The label is interesting. Are we to take this beer with us into the breach, the zone, the quarantined radioactive no-man's-land so that it will give us life and the power to believe?
08-21-2013 02:45:30 | More by kaufmaal
4.3/5 rDev +8.6%
A - Pours pitch black with a tan head. About what I expected from a stout.
S - Coffee and dark chocolate dominate along with roasted malts and a sweet flavor.
T - Getting a lot of coffee, followed by a big roasted malt bill and a dark chocolate finish. After the flavors wear off, a sweeter element comes to the forefront.
M - Medium bodied and carbonation. Very smooth.
O - Usually I avoid milk stouts, but an IMPERIAL milk stout like this delivers.
06-06-2013 01:29:19 | More by cvm4
4.28/5 rDev +8.1%
Pour is a rich, opaque brown-black liquid, topped by a chocolate brown, mahogany foam that depletes quickly to a thin skein, with rings of lace.
Upon pouring the scent unloads from the glass, I detect a choco-roasty smell a good 2-feet away. At the nose - loads of rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, hints of roasted coffee beans, subtle dark fruits.
Taste - wow. There's a bit of ABV heat and hop/dark chocolate bitterness right up front. That's very interesting. Now I'm getting a tartness of currants and/or unripe cherries. This beer starts out assertive. Here comes the rich roasted malt, milder chocolate, some sweetness - finally. Brown sugar. Black strap molasses. Coffee undertones with dark cherries. Enjoying.
This is a sipper.
Medium heavy body, nicely carbonated. Creamy, holds together well. I'm really enjoying this one. A nice presentation of bitterness/sweetness/chocolate/coffee/tart. The bitterness lingers and the finish is clean enough to keep on sipping.
09-07-2013 02:19:06 | More by JackieTH
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Bottleneck says Bottled On 4/10/13
A- Pours a completely opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains quite well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large streak of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thin jagged ring behind.
S- Great milk chocolaty nose with lots of caramel and vanilla sweetness.
T- Flavor follows the aroma with rich chocolate and dark roast. Slightly bitter with tinges of molasses and toffee. Alcohol is very well-hidden as well.
M- Creamy, soft and slick. Bit of a dry afterfeel. Medium carbonation and a heavy body.
O- A very straightforward but enjoyable milk stout from a brewery that I'm starting to warm up on. Makes me want to buy Hot Fuzz next,
10-03-2013 03:49:57 | More by Immortale25
Smoglifter from Brash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.