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Smoglifter - Brash Brewing Company

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very good

217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, 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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Photo of beergoot
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, opaque body; light brown head with clinging sheets of suds on the sides of the glass. Deep roasted grain scent; dark chocolate; cocoa nibs; coffee. Taste follows the smell, coupled with a subtle hop bitterness with a deceptively hidden alcohol warmth. Medium-heavy body; thick and chewy; semisweet finish.

Sure, there's some evident sweetness to this brute, but the overall flavor character brings way more to the table. Bold and delightful...

beergoot, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of xdtfx
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

xdtfx, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

RyanTheLion13, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

wisrarebeer, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Jacob007
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Jacob007, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

oline73, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Joey1566
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Joey1566, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of dknight75
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

dknight75, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of osuskin
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

osuskin, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Jslay013
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Jslay013, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +1%

Gww1864, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance: Very dark and opaque brown. A thick mocha head on the pour. A bit of ruby highlights sneak in when held to light. Yep, looks like a stout ought to.
smell: Very nice. A little roastiness but velvety smooth. Smells like semi-sweet chocolate. No hint of alcohol.
taste: Very much like the nose. The 10% makes itself known though. Still smooth but has some sack.
overall: very nice take on an imp stout. According to Brash drinkin this is like "making love to your mouth like a horny sorority girl." Thankfully that ain't true but it's a damn good beer.

cindyjeffsmith, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a viscous black color with a really dark brown head...almost Ten Fidy dark. Decent retention and lace.

Nose is malted milk balls with a lactose-y sugar sweetness. Light licorice and herbal hop.

Ohhh, taste is nice. Not overly sweet or rich but has a nice roasty presence most milk stouts lack. Hides the ABV very well and the mouthfeel is silky. I like this quite a bit, well done.

twiggamortis420, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of George1799
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

George1799, Oct 20, 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%

Apathetiq, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

potownbill, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

hickmancase, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Yeti1979
4/5  rDev +1%

Yeti1979, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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,

Immortale25, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

FrankHammer, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

supa0525, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

josephwa, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Inky black with not light penetration. Has a bubbly brown head that dissipates quickly.

Cocoa nib, milk chocolate and booze.

Cocoa nib, milk chocolate and charcoal. A bit boozey. Roasted barley and cocoa powder. Peppery alcohol.

Medium plus bodied, smooth and warming.

Not as much lactose character that I'd expect from an "Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout." Tastes rather average for what it is. Save yourself some money and buy some Old Rasputin.

justintcoons, Sep 25, 2013
Smoglifter from Brash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.