35K | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
640 Ratings
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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:
#5,137
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
640
pDev:
8.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
125
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 640 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with one of the better bubble shows I have seen in a while and once the tan head settles in, there are three fingers of foam atop the fudge brown liquid; tawny and ruby highlights on the edge of the liquid; decent lacing action, too

Smell: Dark chocolate, almost reminiscent of Hershey's powder and Baker's chocolate; hints of coffee, walnut and brown bread

Taste: The chocolate flavors dominate the front end, with a chalky bitterness more so than the expected lactose cream flavor; coffee, walnuts and toasted brown bread; earthy and slightly piney bitterness, after the swallow, but the finish is a return to the start

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; doesn't have an anticipated creamy character

Overall: Well, the look was great and the aroma was enticing, but the taste and the mouthfeel just didn't live up to the anticipation

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Photo of Akeah
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Pel
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rangerred
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can, dated 01/08/18. Being as that's ten-and-a-half months from now, I'm going to call that a 'best by' date so, probably, a month-and-a-half old. Anyway. Served in a nonic.

Pours a handsome chestnut-black with a boundless, rocky head of mocha suds. Retention is good for five minutes before settling back to a solid, foamy cap with sparse spots of lacing.

Smells of coffee, molasses and copper. Roasted, toasted grains.

Taste is sweet, toasted, oaty cereal, milk chocolate and a little cherry, a little smoke. Weirdly-but-not-unpleasantly, I taste lettuce. Finishes sweetly but not stickily with a slightly metallic, mineral tang, cold coffee grinds and chalk.

Mouthfeel is clean and bright, medium-light body for the style and amply carbonated.

Overall, a tasty beverage although the metallic smell and taste was odd. Was I tasting the can? It wasn't unpleasant but it doesn't seem like something a brewer would put in on purpose.

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Photo of BKast409
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours thin black color with thin mocha colored head not much lacing.

Aroma - Roasted malts, leather, tobacco, lactose, roasted malts and cocoa nibs.

Taste - Very close to the aroma but the roasted malts and coca nibs stand out. Aftertaste of coffee grounds

Feel - medium body coating feel slightly dry finish.

Overall - A really good beer great aroma and flavor.

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Photo of sposter4
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mickyge
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinthegypo
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

35K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 640 ratings
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