Double Chocolate Milk Stout - Lancaster Brewing Company
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4.04/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 14:45:07 | More by MusicaleMike
4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
All kinds of nitro foam... the poor barkeep is having trouble presenting this one to me. Looks thick and creamy with an almost black color and chunky chocolate milkshake foam of almost three fingers' height.
Smells like malty milk chocolate, like Quik, with deep smoldering embers of sweet decadent roast. Cream and chocolate malts, but restrained in the bitterness department. Slight hints of Italian Roast coffee and bark. Hard to find hops, other than a delicate herbal quality. Lovely.
Rich and smooth, with sailing seas of chocolate and bitter cocoa. The nitro gas adds to that chalky bitterness that is soft, but noticeable. Roasty earthy grains with good balance. More of the hop peeks out from behind all of the indulgent creamy goodness. Slight herbal and floral notes that could fall into Noble hop territory. Nothing blatant about a quiet nuttiness that chews like macadamia nut flesh. Oatmeal and faintly burnt coffee finishes it out.
Great mouthfeel that makes you want to get in there and stay for the long haul. Creamy nitro feel adds girth where there is really just well-distributed gas. Tiny bubbles that make their presence known with each comforting gulp.
An excellent milk stout that comes up a little short on complexity. Really comes together as a great late-night dark ale. I will always want more of this.
Serving type: nitro-tap
01-23-2014 15:33:11 | More by thecheapies
Double Chocolate Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.