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3.95/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
atgbrewery.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not your typical "Jelly of the Month Club" beer. Dark roasted malt and bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavor and aroma burst from this pitch black milk stout. The full body and sweetness are derived from the addition of lactose (aka milk sugar) which is not fermentable by beer yeast. A healthy dose of English Kent Goldings hops provides a counterpoint to this ale’s rich and complex maltiness.

Added by BEERchitect on 10-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,377
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
648
pDev:
8.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
127
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 648 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of AyatollahGold
4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HardTarget
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hand carried tall boy from TN.

Appearance: Black glass holds a tan head that drops off without much lace.

Aroma: Chocolate, roasted barley, mild sweetness.

Taste: A bit of sour overwhelmed by caramel sweetness, chocolate, and finishing out slightly dry and roasted. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body, slight chew, almost flat carbonation, dry finish.

Overall: Clean beer, great taste, complex enough to savor, easy enough to quaff. Wish I had access to more.

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Photo of EHopkinsi
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark, dark, dark. Poured a four finger, head that only slowly faded away. Chocolatey, and with a ending bite. Mouthfeel is nice. Interesting blend of sweet and hoppy/alcoholish bite at finish.

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Photo of alexanderplatz
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 16 oz can into a conical pint glass at Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe, NY.
A: Pours a clear, dark mahogany color with a three-quarter inch tan head. Solid retention and Belgian lacing.
S: Aromas largely of deep roasting, akin to bacon, with perhaps a floral note coming through, as well.
T: Tastes largely like bacon or smoked pork; almost indistinguishable from a rauchbier.
M: Medium to full bodied with solid carbonation.
O: I would not attempt to compare this to Milk Stouts, as the flavor characteristics are inconsistent with that style. Again, more a dunkel, Rauchbier based on look, smell, flavor, and mouthfeel.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a nonic pint to a deep black topped by a dense two finger light tan head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of milk chocolate sweetness with some roasted malts and a hint of coffee
T: Taste is milk chocolate with some light coffee and roasted malts with some slight hints of smoky wood. A little meaty in some places too. Swallow is more milk chocolate sweetness with some lingering roasted notes and slight coffee
M: This beer is on the heavier side of medium with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little too high for my liking but it keeps things moving across the palate. The beer has a slightly drying finish.
O: Overall this is a really solid milk stout. It has some good flavors and complexity but it definitely is on the sweet side of things. Worth a try if you can find it though.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy brown really close to a black color. A one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than about forty seconds leaving some moderately messy lacing. The smell had a big luscious sweet milk chocolate with a superb roasty to robust coffee, maybe a lil bit of espresso running in to balance. The taste was mainly sweet with an ample back up of the roasty coffee to try and balance. A nice sweet to roasty blended aftertaste slides into a nice sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the roastiness to really grind out the feel on my tongue. Wait, did I say grind, haha, not really, this is so smooth with the roasty milk chocolate running into my tongue. Bitterness, oh what bitterness, haha. Overall, what a wonderful milk/sweet stout that I would love to have again. Oh wow!

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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35K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 648 ratings
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