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
Ranking:
#6,386
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
664
pDev:
8.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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24
Gots:
132
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Poured from 16 oz can into a tulip

A: black with brown edges and almost 1-finger beige head that fades quickly and leaves spare lacing.

S: delicious coffee, toffee, caramel, and frosting aromas with light nutty character

T: Flavor is decent but its impression is hurt somewhat by the less than optimal feel. Coffee in the beginning and the end, a little harsher than it needs to be, gives way to sweeter caramel and prune notes. Pretty heavy roast in the mid to late palate and moderate bitterness throughout.

M: very chalky bitterness and seems overcarbonated to leave a somewhat harsh feel and none of the creaminess it could have

O: Good in some areas, poor in others, it is hard to go with AtG at their price point when it’s not too clear what you’re going to get.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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A drinkable and "balanced" coffee stout, meaning it has enough coffee presence to be relevent, but not so much that you can't taste taste anything else going on in the beer, like the roasty stout qualities and the hint of smoke in the finish. Tasty, but nothing worth going out of the way for.

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35K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 664 ratings