Double Chocolate Milk Stout - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Double Chocolate Milk StoutDouble Chocolate Milk Stout

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88
very good

31 Reviews
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Reviews: 31
Hads: 183
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 35
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bigfnjoe on 10-04-2010

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.
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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 183
Reviews by MusicaleMike:
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (1,300 characters)

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tuowl74a
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very tasty on draft. Chocolate is evident but not overwhelming. Best LBC product I have tasted. (95 characters)

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of qcbrewer
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
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! (1,287 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Harrisburg location. In a pint glass on the porch.

A: Dark, inky black like the original incarnation - a formidable-looking stout. An off-white head, not very large, comes with the pour and keeps up, lasing through most of the pint.

S: Milk chocolate, rich and plentiful, runs through the ale, like a few Hershey bars heated and added to the ale. The milk chocolate goes nicely with the lactic sweetness of the stout. The aromas have some staying power, able to waft out of my glass nicely.

T: The chocolate is a rich element, strong addition, to the stout. The milk chocolate and cocoa a nice fit with the milk stoit's lactic base. As the initial dose of chocolate dissapates, the milk stout's lactic sweetness kicks in but doesn't last for very long. Like the other versions, the stout's lactic side tends to drop off rather quickly. Here though, the chocolate provides a saving grace, adding additional body before the stout backs off.

M: The chocolate is a nice addition, adding fullness to the stout along with a sweet streak. Smooth, the lactic milkiness is always welcome. Not bad. (1,106 characters)

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Double Chocolate Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.