35K | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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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
Ratings:
627
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
124
For Trade:
4
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2.04/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of Sabtos
2.39/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Reddish black with a thin, tan bubbly mat.

Smell is nutty, light roast, and cheap cola.

Taste is lightly roasted malt, sweet cola, potting soil, swingset dirt, romaine lettuce, and rust.

Thin and fizzy, and wet. I am spoiled by stouts in Ohio, which makes the contrast with this so devastatingly extreme.

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Photo of Jeffo
2.62/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got this one in Buffalo during the latest installment of GABER. Cheers guys!

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a three finger, medium looking, foamy, light tan head with good retention. Head slowly fades to a full cap and clings to the sides of the glass. Clear black body with medium levels of carbonation evident. A splotchy wisp remains leaving lots of good lacing down the glass. A little foamy and light in color, but quite nice lacing.

SMELL: Roasted malts, cacao powder, sweet cream and vanilla, lactose sugar and milk chocolate on the nose. Okay.

TASTE: Lots more lactose and sweet sugar than the nose had indicated. Roasted flavors up front with sweet cream, milk sugar and notes of milk chocolate for sure. Sweet finish of lactose sugar, sweet vanilla, cacao, milk chocolate, and lightly roasted flavors. Not enough bitterness here to balance the sweet lactose character. This is definitely overwhelming and gets old fast.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a bit sticky. A touch light, perhaps.

OVERALL: This is pretty sweet and lacks that decent hop bitterness that would bring this one into balance. As it stands, the lactose sugar runs riot and it's hard to finish. I made it though the whole bomber and it got easier as it sat, but it was never really overly enjoyable. I'd pass on this and roll the dice on something else.

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Photo of ChicagoNick
2.93/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not a milk stout fan..Not because of the (L,S and F) but because of the Feel.I don't like my stouts to be Thin.But I guess that's the nature of the milk stouts.

Enjoy.not bad at all Overall.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.99/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Medium off white head. Good retention.

Smell - Roasted malt. Lots of sugars. Milk chocolate.

Taste - Crazy sweet. Milk chocolate and tons of sugars. Monotone.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Creamy.

Overall - Just too sweet.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Tertullian007
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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