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Double Chocolate Milk Stout | Lancaster Brewing Company

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Double Chocolate Milk StoutDouble Chocolate Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Description: Its dark ebony color will entice your taste buds into anticipation of it's velvety smoothness. Hints of dark milk chocolate from added lactose gives this beer a nice gentle sweetness.

Added by bigfnjoe on 10-04-2010

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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 223
Reviews by MusicaleMike:
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle into a balloon glass. This chocolate stout has a deep, chestnut brown colored body, appearing black in the glass, with a frothy, creamy beige head that has decent retention. Not much to improve on here, but the head could have better staying power.

Cocoa wafts from the glass. It smells pure and delicious. Very reminiscent of Dutch Cocoa. Milky, milk chocolate, sweet and dark. The aroma has a medium intensity, smelling very promising, but not heavy.

Well balanced character, both in referring to the level of bitterness vs. sweetness, and the chocolate flavors vs. malt flavors. Carbonation is medium level, carrying this beer across the palate with ease. It feels quite drinkable as a result. It's medium bodied. Flavors of cocoa milk and bittersweet chocolate are lifted away by a definite hop bitterness in the finish, with little to no hop flavor. I actually think the body could use some beefing up. It is a little on the light side, and as a milk stout, I look for a little extra body.

A really tasty treat from Lancaster. A good, no, great variation on their excellent milk stout. This beer has serious character, and it possesses a real chocolate flavor, which is flawlessly balanced with hops (Cascade and Goldings to be exact). I would absolutely drink this beer again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TTripp725
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alarmclock314
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, no date. Pours nearly black with a medium sized light brown head. Smells of rich cocoa and roasted malt. Taste follows very closely with dark chocolate, lactose, and malt. It has good amount of sweetness. Medium flavor intensity. Average carbonation and slightly below average body. Although it's a bit one-dimensional, it's a great example of a Milk Stout.

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Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tuowl74a
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty on draft. Chocolate is evident but not overwhelming. Best LBC product I have tasted.

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Photo of TKEbeerman
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tappangordo
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Double Choco Stout was good....but I didn't think it was as good as the porter. The beer poured a dark opaque with white head that did not leave any lacing. The scent had chocolate and hint of coffee. The taste had a, not overpowering, hersy like tone. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it was decent.....but doesn't match up with other stouts that are out there.

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Photo of Damian74Shensky
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Mpenders
4.04/5  rDev +2%

Photo of qcbrewer
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this upon my first (and certainly not last) visit to the brewery. Served in an imperial pint.

-Low head when poured, but with a nice thin retention throughout. Very nice lacing as I enjoyed the beer.

-The aroma is warm and inviting. Clearly dark chocolate notes, slight coffee aroma, cherries and raspberries. Slightly nutty like sugar pecans.

-The taste is delicious with a fantastic chocolate flavor. The raspberries in the aroma comes out on the tongue, and a slight nutty flavor is present. Dark chocolate is clearly the theme though. Think of the potent way that some Southern Tier beers taste (Mocha, Choklat, Creme Bru Lee), but get rid of the over the top potency. I like those beers just fine, but I personally enjoy this more. It seems far more accessible and drinkable. Creme bru le can seemingly only be enjoyed in small doses, where as the Double Chocolate Milk Stout is easy going, flavorful, and very enjoyable.

-It starts off thin, but ends up "thick". The carbonation level seems to be right, so say the thin/thick as a negative, just pointing it out.

-Overall, I think this is a fantastic beer. Their Milk Stout is my favorite Milk Stout available, and this only improves upon it in it's on way. I only wish they would bottle it, and start to distribute to NC!

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Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jdaddy
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of JT99125
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of zillo043068
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of tweezer159
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Marraybay
3.13/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Look: Dark brown, with an ample beige head.

Smell: Pure sweetened chocolate and or chocolate syrup. (Very neat!)

Taste: The nose never quite materializes in the mouth, with only a whisper
at best of chocolate. Really no sweetness to speak off and the beer actually
transitions fairly quickly to a somewhat smoky and tart finish.

Feel: A bit light for a stout.

Overall: Meh...doesn't deliver on the chocolate promise in the nose,
with respect to a more dessert-like sweet/syrupy beer. Although
the nose was actually a very neat experience in itself, wouldn't
recommend or revisit.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Double Chocolate Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.