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Double Chocolate Milk Stout - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 24
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a taste of this at Stakem's tasting on 10/16/10. from a growler filled at Al's of Hampden, enjoyed from a tulip.

The stout has a dark brown shade with slight caramel brown peaking through and translucent clarity overall, the cap is light beige and is dense and rocky with a candy bar kind of look, bead is fine and lace sticks moderately well. The smell is not overly cocoa-like, but very roasted malt scents with slight bitter herbal hop aroma. The feel is good but again more bitter than a beer of this description should be in my opinion. The roasted texture overpowers the lactose and it seems very dry.

The flavor is good with nice subtle cocoa presence with a mild milk stout flavor from the lactose midway, however the roasted barley and hops are pretty forward and the alcohol while not strong is present in the taste. I would prefer less roast and maybe a skosh more sweetness, but it has good flavor overall, pretty rich in fact. I don't consider this a beer I could have more than a pint of, not to say it isn't worth ordering one, but it is a dry bitter stout and when I think of chocolate milk and stout this is not the flavor that comes to mind. I think they just missed the mark with this one.

Photo of Rifugium
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured a typical opaque, jet black with a nice foamy, tan cap of head that retained well and left some stratified lacing on the glass. Very nice aroma, obviously chocolate forward, much like its peers. Taste of chocolate milk up front, fading out to more of a cocoa bitterness, with some malt roastiness coming through, backed by perhaps a very tiny earthy hoppage. Mouthfeel was a bit heavier than medium... I'm sure my wife would disagree, but I thought this was just a bit on the thin side, compared to other "double chocolate" beers; it was good, but not as lusciously smooth as it could be. Overall still very good, and definitely an easy drinker.

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of stakem
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken over the weekend. From a sixtel I purchased for a friend's 40th birthday.

Poured in a pint, it appears black in color with the slightest amount of light brown around the bottom edges. The head appears more than a finger strong, very creamy and dark brown. Solid retension. It is a thick cap of foam very reminescent of a nitro pour. As the head slowly fades it leaves patches of lace all about the glass.

The smell of this brew is rich and roasty with dark chocolate notes blended with a mildly subtle sweet smelling milky lactose character. A touch of citrus hops make themselves known in the background.

The flavor is rich dark roasted grain that comes across with quite a bit of nutty flavor. A minor citrus note of hops fights through the background but gets dominated by the roasty grain grain bitterness. Long lingering flavor of roasty bitter grains is left coating the mouth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Half way through the glass the alcohol becomes noticeable and pokes through a bit in the flavor as it warms. Not bad at all but after a glass it starts to get a bit chalky in the way the heavy roasted grains stick to the mouth. It has quite a familiar character about it reminescet of their normal milk stout but with a much more intense roast of the grain that carries over in the flavor and aroma.

Photo of weeare138
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lancaster Brewing Company
Double Chocolate Milk Stout

Pours a dark brown, almost black color. Off white, khaki colored creamy head forms with a nice lace display. Aroma is all chocolate, hershey syrup, cocoa powder, milk chocolate, and alittle bit of roasted malt. In the flavor, straight up delicious chocolate, with some lactic sweetness, more chocolate syrup flavor, malted milk balls, cocoa powder, and coffee. Lancaster has a very tasty beverage with this one. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, smooth, rich, and creamy. Overall, a very nice dessert beer, but can pair with just about anything, from sweet to salty.

Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color boarding on black with a two finger head of a brown color. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is massive of a sweet milk chocolate aroma. It is also quite heavy of a roasted malt smell as well as some sweeter lactose and cream aromas. Along with these smells are some caramel and toffee with just a hint of coffee. Overall it is a big, delicious, sweet chocolate smell.

Taste – The taste is not like the nose suggested, instead it is much drier. The taste begins with a big roasted malt flavor with some lightly lactose sweetened cocoa flavors. Along with the lactose/milk sweetness are some other sweet flavors of a bit of a caramel and toffee. The caramel and toffee quickly fade however, with the lactose sweetness losing some intensity as well. Along the same time the roasted flavors grow more intense and some bitter coffee flavors come to the flavor profile. With a light earthy flavor coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a lightly bitter, and somewhat drier cocoa flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly heavier side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Overall the feel was rather appropriate for the drier cocoa flavors of the brew accentuating the roasty flavors nicely.

Overall – A rather drier and more cocoa flavored milk stout. After the sweet and delicious nose I was slightly thrown off by the taste, but overall it was still a rather tasty brew.

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jbaker67
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown, nearly black with a lasting deep tan head... Loads of choc aromas, both milk and bitter dark chocolate, a fair amount of dark fruits also... Lively, lightly bitter, lactic, creamy, almost a touch watery, very good body, medium.... Some bitter chocolate, more so than milk chocolate, very light fruits, not like cherry or other dark fruits... Very good, huge improvement over the Milk Stout.

Photo of ffejherb
3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to stakem for sharing a 1L. growler at a tasting on 10/16/10.

A - Poured a really deep brown, almost black liquid with a bubbly tan crown that settled into a patchy retention and produced some web-like lacing around the glass.

S - Roasty malt with some chocolate character. Haven't had the regular Milk Stout in quite some time, but this doesn't strike me as "double" or "chocolate". Pretty average nose overall.

T - Not overly chocolatey, but rather quite roasty with hints of coffee and a tinge of earthy hop bitterness in the backend. There are also faint traces of smokey notes in the background.

M - Light bodied for a stout with minimal carbonation and a smooth albeit watery texture. Finishes kind of dry and roasty on the palate.

D - Pretty good offering... for Lancaster anyway. I'm glad they are trying some different things, like this and the Shoefly Porter.

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Double Chocolate Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.